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Mariposa Lily — Molino Basin   2 comments

Mariposa Lily-Molino Basin-72Mariposa Lilies in Molino Basin — Images by kenne

My previous post was a reblogged from April 28, 2013, “Lily of the Desert.” Because of
the pandemic, I haven’t been on the trails in Sabino Canyon and the nearby
mountains. 
The Forest Service has closed access to parking areas and campgrounds,
but not the trails. One such trail is the Arizona Trail, which winds through the Santa
Catalina Mountains. One place to access the Arizona Trail is in Molino Basin. So,
this morning I headed up the Catalina Highway to the 4000-foot level to photograph
the wildflowers, which are beginning to blooming at this elevation level. Among the
flowers blooming were the mariposa lilies.

— kenne

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Mariposa Lilies   3 comments

Mariposa Lily-72Mariposa Lilies (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

Life has to have the plenitude of art.

— Edward Hirsch

A Summer Surprise In The Catalina’s   1 comment

Bug Springs 2012Summer Surprise (Mariposa Lily Wildflower) — Image by kenne

Three-quarters one inch
Monsoon season has begun
Let the rains begin.

— kenne

Mariposa Lily Digital Art   Leave a comment

Bug Springs 2012Mariposa Lily Digital Art by kenne

“The artist’s world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from
where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.”

– Paul Strand

A Mariposa Lily In Sycamore Canyon   Leave a comment

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampMariposa Lily — Image by kenne

THE LAST HIKE IN APRIL

The desert blue sky, replaced
by high rainless clouds.

The brittlebush has no blossoms
nor leaves of green without rain.

Your song little bird sings of love
among the branches of thorns.

Nearing the saddle,
the winds chill the skin.

Pausing at the top, we wait
for aunt visiting from Germany.

Then I took my Nikon to capture
a mariposa lily dancing to the breeze

waiting for the moment the
wind will make a flower of gauze.

One eye, the button pushed as
April goes flying by.

— kenne

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molino-basin-to-prison-camp-37-mariposa-lily-blog II.jpgMariposa Lily — Image by kenne

There, standing alone

A mariposa lily

Adorns the dry field.

— kenne

 

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Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampMariposa Lily — Image by kenne

The Photographer

He moves along the mountain trail
carrying a camera over his left shoulder.
This has been a bad year for wildflowers,
only a few scattered here and there
tossed side-to-side by strong spring winds.
Most of the flowers he will see along the trail
he has photographed in better years of plenty,
still he hikes with hopes for the a few images
made special by his every changing imagination.

— kenne

Mariposa Lily, Spring 2016   Leave a comment

Sycamore Reservoir

Mariposa Lily — Image by kenne

Bloom bloom, in desert lily
Thirst, sand, mirages silly,
White petals, fairy’s wings
Hope and love, thy petulant twigs!

— Sadiqullah Khan

Capturing The Moment — Desert Mariposa Lily, February 28, 2014   1 comment

Milagrosa Loop-0740 Desert Mariposa Lily blogDesert Mariposa Lily — Images by kenne

Last year in April I had two posts on this beautiful desert flower ( Click on the date to see posting — April 24, 2013, and April 28, 2014). This is the first time I have photographed an orange Mariposa.

It is an understatement to say this is an impressive flower. These two were spotted a couple hundred feet apart on the La Milagrosa Canyon Ridge, February 28, 2014. January and February being two of the warmest months on record in southern Arizona may account for the earlier blooming of this desert lily.

kenne

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Catch’em While You Can   2 comments

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Sycamore ReservoirMariposa Lily — Images by kenne

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Lily Of The Desert   3 comments

Sycamore Reservoir

Sycamore Reservoir

One of the most brilliant of Sonoran desert wildflowers, the Mariposa lily is one of two common lilies found here — the other is ajo lily (desert lily). Since this is the second recent posting on this desert wildflower, you might guess that I’m quite taken by this flower. 

Although common to the desert southwest, they are scattered and do not bloom every year. These and those in the earlier posting were a few miles apart at about 4,000′ feet elevation.

Aren’t they beautiful!!

kenne

Sycamore Reservoir

Capturing The Moment — Mariposa Lily Desert Wildflower   5 comments

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison Camp

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampMariposa Lily Wildflower — Image by kenne Captured in the Molino Basin, Santa Catalina Mountains

WILDFLOWERS IN THE DESERT

There’s blue sage and
Comet Blazing Star,
Forget-me-nots and
Desert candle;
Owl’s clover, and
Dune Primrose and
There is the Scarlet Bugler
And Rattlesnake weed,
Prince’s plume and
Linear-leaf Goldenbush;
Tidy Tips and Rock Cress,
Globe Gilia and Adonis Lupine;
Pineapple Weed, and
Wooly Paintbrush,
Baby Blue Eyes, Fremont Pincushion
And Sun Cups,
Fiddleneck and bright yellow Coreopsis,
Thistle Sage and Desert Calico,
Dandelion and Apricot Mallow and
Fiddleneck and
Of course, a landscape of
Millions of golden poppies;
The desert is in bloom
And it’s all here,
Clamoring for attention,
Demanding to be admired.

–Sandra Lee Smith

Capturing The Moment — Mariposa Lily, “Am I Bugging You?”   Leave a comment

A Mariposa Lily with lots of little insects feasting. — Image by kenne

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