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   6 comments

King Canyon To Wasson PeakBlue Lupine & Yellow Poppies — Photo-Artistry 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.

Capturing The Moment — My Desert Rose   5 comments

Sweetwater Trail Wasson PeakIt’s Still Early, But Mexican Poppies Are Popping Out Around The Rocks! — Image by kenne

Suddenly It’s Spring   4 comments

Sweetwater Trail Wasson Peak

Suddenly it’s spring
Colors of winter
Turning into yesterday’s
Dark inner soul.

Suddenly it’s spring
Winter’s fading landscape
Exploding bright colors
Nature’s paint by numbers.

Suddenly it’s spring
Renewing old dreams
My wanderlust drifting
Opened to the sky.

Suddenly it’s spring
Nature’s voices sing
Awaken longing spirits
Laced with poetry.

Suddenly it’s spring
Tamed love burns
Attracted by fire colors
A virgin again.

Suddenly it’s spring
Fresh silky skin
Milk and honey
Luring new loves.

Suddenly it’s spring . . . again.

kenne

Sweetwater Trail Wasson PeakImages by kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Wildflowers In Catalina State Park   5 comments

Wildflowers Along Sutherland Trail

Mexican Poppies

Desert Lupines and Mexican Poppies

Desert Lupines

Saguaro Ribs

Desert Lupines and California Poppies

Bee in ChIcory — images by kenne

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Capturing The Moment — Lavender, Blue And Yellow   4 comments

New Mexico Thistle — Image by kenne

Lavender, Blue and Yellow

Standing tall above

the golden poppies

and blue lupines

grows a warlike flower,

Several inflorescences

Branching  from summit,

near the dusty paths

of the Sutherland Trail.

 

Bees move independently

through the fields

of  blue and yellow,

only the diligent

tunneling into

the cushion of lavender

before the arrival

of the painted ladies.

kenne

Mexican Poppies and Desert Lupines in Catalina State Park — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Sutherland Trail In The Spring Time   Leave a comment

Mexican Poppies and Desert Lupine along the Sutherland Trail in Catalina State Park — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Cleared For Landing, Continued.   Leave a comment

“Cleared for Landing” On Mexican Poppy — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Cleared For Landing   2 comments

“Cleared for Landing” — Images by kenne taken along the Esperero Trail, February 24, 2012

Capturing The Moment — Mexican Poppies Out Along The Trail   2 comments

Mexican Poppies Are Among The First Wildflowers This Late Winter In The Tucson Mountains — Images by kenne

Posted February 2, 2012 by kenneturner in Capturing the Moment, Nature, Photography

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