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Greater Roadrunner In Mesquite Tree   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner-72Greater Roadrunner In Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

Roadrunners don’t spend much time in trees. However, this guy was in a mesquite tree where he could more easily be seen and heard by a female a few hundred feet away  — it worked. 

— kenne

Verdin In Mesquite Tree   2 comments

4-H Group-0788 Verdin blog IIVerdin In Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne 

Ned's Nature Walk-9757 blogVerdin’s Nest — Image by kenne

Verdin In Sabino Canyon Riparian Area   Leave a comment

Verdin in Sabino Canyon-Edit-1-art-72.jpgVerdin In Sabino Canyon Riparian Area — Photo-Artistry by kenne

His call is clear
a chip followed
by another chip
then another
moving as in a
constant motion —
chip, chip.

— kenne

Quality   Leave a comment

Roadrunner In Tree-Edit-1-blogGreater Roadrunner Stalking A Tree Lizard In A Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.

— Robert M. Pirsig

Lesser Goldfinch — Oh Little Bird   2 comments

lesser-goldfinch-0676-blogLesser Goldfinch in a Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

Oh Little Bird

Oh little bird with head atilt,
In safety drinking as thou wilt
From out the wayside found;
Unmindful of the noisy crowd profane,
What fears thy wings surmount!

 Oh blithesome, eager little bird,
With reverent head turned heavenward,
I feel thy silent thanks!
The charm within the voice of men,
The potency of gift of pen,
Thy gratitude outranks.

So would I find some wayside pool,
Some sheltered spot with water cool
From which no more to shrink.
Oh little bird with head atilt,
Would I had wings to soar ‘bove guilt
And share thy tranquil drink!

  — Edwin Leibfreed



Mesquite Tree Gall — Computer Art   Leave a comment

Gall Art (1 of 1) blogMesquite Tree Gall — Computer Art by kenne

The challenge will not wait.
Life does not look back.
A week is more than enough time for us 
to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

— Paulo Coelho

American Kestrel — Computer Painting   2 comments

American Kestrel (1 of 1) art blogAmerican Kestrel Atop a Mesquite Tree On A Winter Day — Computer Painting by kenne

“Though you were watching me,
I neither ate nor drank, but what
you saw was a vision.”

A Greater Roadrunner Takes To The Trees   1 comment

Roadrunner (1 of 1)-2 blogGreater Roadrunners are usually seen running on the ground,

Roadrunner (1 of 1) blogthis roadrunner left the road for a nearby mesquite tree.

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Roadrunner (1 of 1)-5 blogImages by kenne

A Popular Cactus Blossom   1 comment

Airport Loop Trail (1 of 1)-11 blogBee & Mesquite Beetle on a Prickly Pear Blossom — Image by kenne

I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for
any book ever written. One square mile of living desert is
worth a hundred “great books” — and one brave deed
is worth a thousand.

— Edward Abbey

In The Shadow Of Death   Leave a comment

Tree B&W (1 of 1)-2 art sepia blogIn The Shadow of Death — Sepia Painting by kenne

The shadow of death
A passage of desert time
With birth at its feet.

Each day is blessed
With new replacing the old
For which we give thanks.

— kenne


Desert Art From The Heart   Leave a comment

Nurse Tree (1 of 1) art blogImage by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Praying Mantis Egg Case   4 comments

Beyond Tucson Event-9483 blogPraying Mantis Egg Case on a Mesquite Tree Branch — Image by kenne

While taking some children on a nature walk during the Beyond Tucson Event in Sabino Canyon, I reached up to pull down a mesquite tree branch to demonstrate the small leaf size and spotted a praying mantis egg case — a teaching moment. If I had looked for one, it would not have happen.

Later this spring a hundred or more praying mantis’ will emerge from the case.


Capturing The Moment — Female Phainopepla   7 comments

Bear Canyon 2013

Female Phainopepla — Image by kenne

Perched high on the mesquite
Sky territory.


Capturing The Moment — All Sunsets Are Not, “Just Another Sunset!”   10 comments

Hutch's Pools 02-01-13Sunset Over Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

Winter in the desert has set in now that all the leaves are off the mesquite trees.



Capturing The Moment — Sabino Canyon Snowbird Part II   Leave a comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Phainopepla High In A Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

The phainopepla’s main food while wintering in the Tucson basin are desert mistletoe berries.

When eaten, the hard seeds are then passed through while the phainopepla is perched on their favorite tree branch,

often in a mesquite tree.

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Plainopela In A Tree with Desert Mistletoe — Image by kenne

The seeds are left on the branch where they can germinate and set up a root system within the host plant.



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