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Trail To Maiden Pools Panorama   Leave a comment

Maiden Pools HikeTrail To Maiden Pools — Panorama by kenne

Chaste goddess, well indeed thou knowest that I

Desire to be a virgin all my life,

Nor ever wish to be man’s love or wife.

I am, thou know’st, yet of thy company,

A virgin, who loves the hunt and venery,

And to go rambling in the greenwood wild,

And not to be a wife and be with child.

— From The Canterbury Tales

Capturing The Moment — Mexican Vervain   Leave a comment

Mexican Vervain (Ventana Canyon to Maiden Pools Hike, February 26, 2016) — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

Only Earth. Earth.
Earth for trembling tablecloths,
for a cloud’s vicious eyeball,
for recent wounds and dampened thoughts.
Earth for everything the flees from earth.

— from Earth and Moon by Federico Garcia Lorca

Coral Bean Legume Pods   1 comment

Bean pods (1 of 1) blogCoral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) Legume Pods Image by kenne

All parts of the coral bean plant are poisonous, but the red beans, which is how the plant gets its name, are by far the most highly toxic. This plant contains Erythrina alkaloids, which include the curare-like beta-erythroidine. This plant is common to many of the mountain foothills surrounding Tucson. These pods were photographed in the Maiden Pools area of Ventana Canyon, February 20, 2015.


Capturing The Moment — Wildflowers In Ventana Canyon   10 comments

Early Morning Hike Into Ventana Canyon to Maiden Pools — Images by kenne

Wildflowers are adding to tha already natural beauty of the Ventana Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Goodding Verbena

Desert Anemone

Still Searching For Name Of This Blue Wildflower

Arizona Penstemon

Caliche Globemallow

Goodding Verbena

Western Sneezeweed

Bee On Mexican Poppy

Sara Orange Tip Butterfly — Images by kenne

I’m still learning the names of Sonoran Desert wildflowers, so your knowledgeable help will be most appreciated.


(Click here to see a slideshow of these image on Flickr.)

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