Archive for the ‘Mexican Poppies’ Tag

Spring Is Popping Out All Over   Leave a comment

Poppy-72Mexican Poppy — Image by kenne

Spring is popping out
Losing a few nuances
Creating others.

— kenne

 

The Sonoran Desert In Bloom   1 comment

Southerland TrailMexican Poppies and Desert Lupines Blooming in the Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

Poppies, Things Of Poetry   Leave a comment

Esperero trail to the RidgeMexican Poppy — Image by kenne

Things of Poetry

Poppies

line the canyon trail,

brightening

each hiker’s way.

Passing greetings

share the joy

as the morning sun

intensifies

the canyon colors

brilliantly reflected

by each poppy,

the things of

O’Keeffe poetry.

— kenne

Can’t Wait!   Leave a comment

tucson-mt-poppies-blog“Can’t Wait” — Image by kenne

The two images in this collage were taken January 31, 2012, in the Tucson Mountains west of Tucson. We haven’t had a chance to hike in the Tucson Mountains yet this year, but the wildflowers tend to be earlier there compared to the Santa Catalina Mountains where we do most of our hiking. Since I can’t wait till we have a chance to hike in the Tucson Mountains this spring, I’m sharing there from five years ago. (Click Here For Flickr Slideshow)

— kenne

Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Phoneline Hike-0553-2 PoppiesMexican Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Phoneline Hike-0528 blogMexican Poppy and Desert Lupine Wildflowers Along The Phoneline Trail — Image by kenne

Most Sonoran desert wildflowers are annuals, which are short-lived even when there’s timely rain. Sabino Canyon has had no rain since December 20th.  Oddly enough, limited rain and a short lifespan helps ensure survival in the desert. With the lack of rain and warmer than normal temperatures the annuals have been quickly sprouting and blowing before the dryness and heat kills the plant. 

kenne

“To see a world
in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.”

— William Blake

First Poppies In The Desert   Leave a comment

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Blackett's Ridge-9902 blogPoppies In The Desert — Images by kenne

Desert Flower   5 comments

King Canyon To Wasson PeakBlue Lupine & Yellow Poppies — Image by kenne

Desert Flower
by James F. Harrington

You are like a garden oasis,
blooming in the dry desert.
Your heart is warmer than the center of the sun.

Your soul glitters like moonlight!
I want to take you into my arms,
rush to my white Arabian charger,
and together we will ride
into the dark blue indigo night!

We would gallop past golden minarets,
through all of time,
past all memories,
until we reach the peaceful,
quiet serenity of Jannat.

 There we would settle down,
under the soothing,
cool shade of jade colored olive trees.

I would sing to thee my songs of love.
We would lay on a carpet that possessed magical qualities.
Ripe fruit would be in abundance.
We would be forever in paradise.

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