Archive for the ‘Molino Basin’ Tag

Mustard Evening Primrose — Prim! PRIMROSE!   Leave a comment

Mustard Evening Primrose-72Mustard Evening Primrose — Image by kenne

Prim! PRIMROSE!

Bees On Thistles — Photo Essay   3 comments

Bee On Thistle-2-72Bees On Thistles — Photo Essay by kenne

 

Molino Basin Flowers   1 comment

Yucca Blossom-72Yucca Blossom in Molino Basin (April 24, 2020) — Photo Essay by kenne

 

 

Holding the hope of morning
I walk down the Arizona trail

mission to photograph flowers
in the dry cool mountain air

looking for objects I do not have
nurtured in the space of time.

Now in late April mountain flowers
take on a long life brought about by

elevation changes and summer rains
pushing flowers into warped time.

— kenne

Thistles In Molino Basin   Leave a comment

Thistles-72Thistles — Images by kenne

It’s the time of year to start doing nature walks and hikes at higher elevations, so last week
I went to Molino Basin at 5,000 feet. A lot of wildflowers including more thistles than I’ve ever seen.

— kenne

 

 

 

Common Buckeye On The Arizona Trail   1 comment

Common Buckeye-72Common Buckeye On The Arizona Trail in Molino Basin (April 24, 2020) — Image by kenne

 

 

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

Mariposa Lily-Molino Basin-2-72Mariposa Lily

Mariposa Lily-Molino Basin-4-72Mariposa Lily

 

 

MacDougal Nipple Cactus   1 comment

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampMacDougal Nipple Cactus — Image by kenne

MacDougal Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria heyderi var. macdougalii) is a large, flattened
cactus that grows on hillsides in the desert grassland above 4000 ft elevation.
The large yellow flowers usually open in a full ring.

— kenne

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