Archive for the ‘mountain wildflowers’ Tag

Frank S. Rose, 09/11/27 – 10/15/20   2 comments

Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona —
A Field Guide to the Santa Catalina Mountains and Other Nearby Ranges by Frank S. Rose

When I began hiking the mountains of southern Arizona, I always had my
camera with me. If you follower of this blog, you know there are many
photos of beautiful mountain wildflowers, most of which I could not identify.
However, Frank S. Rose made it easy for me to put names with the photos
with the publication of his field guide in 2011. 

For years before the guide’s publication, Frank spent summers painting
watercolor images of the wildflowers. But, much like myself, he experienced
difficulty identifying the wildflowers. It wasn’t until Frank got to know Joan Tedford,
Bob Porter and other Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists spending time
with them on their weekly nature walks, that he began to work on his
photographic field guide.

Thank you, Frank, for your many hours and miles of walking, searching,
photographing and learning about flowers from which so many of us have benefited.

— kenne

 

Joan Tedford, Debbie Bird, Edi Moore, Heather Murphy, and Frank Rose (May 2, 2016) — Images by kenne

In this video, Frank Rose tells the story of how he met Joan Tedford.

 

Blanket Wildflower — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Blanket flower-art-blogBlanket Wildflower (Mt. Lemmon) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mountain wildflowers
Lining Mt. Lemmon trail
Facing the sunset.

— kenne

Indian Paintbrush Computer Art   Leave a comment

Indian Paintbrush art blogIndian Paintbrush Computer Art by kenne

Mountain Wildflowers

Spring on the mountains
Without rain only a few
Scattered here and there.

— kenne

Striped Coral Root   Leave a comment

coralroot (1 of 1) blogStriped Coral Root in the Mt.Bigelow forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Those of us who weekly hike in the Santa Catalina Mountains frequently turn to Frank S. Rose’s field guide to the Santa Catalina Mountains, Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona. On Friday’s hike, some of the hikers recognized this plant a coral root, a relatively rare plant in the Catalinas, we did verify our finding in Frank’s guide.

Like most orchids of genus Corallorhiza,  they have no chlorophyll and are mycoheterotrophic, making use of fungi to obtain carbon from the roots of nearby trees.

— kenne

Agrimony Mountain Wildflower   Leave a comment

Agrimony (1 of 1)-2 blogAgrimony — Image by kenne

Tiny wildflowers

often unnoticed

near the trail

secretly waving

to each hiker

sending a message

of caring love.

— kenne

 

The Mountain Is Still Alive With Wildflowers, But Not For Long   6 comments

Wildflowers Along Carter Canyon Trail, Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

 

Wildflowers Color The Mountain Meadows From Blossom To Blossom   6 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013Wildflowers Color The Mountain Meadows From Blossom To Blossom — Image by kenne

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

— from the Li-Young Lee poem “From Blossoms”

Capturing The Moment — Aspen Sunflowers In Blue   2 comments

Aspen Loop July 2013Aspen Sunflowers In Blue — Image by kenne

Not found in farm fields
preferring fern’s company
beneath forest shade.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Richardson’s Geranium   5 comments

SCVN Nature Walk July 2013Richardson’s Geranium, The Meadow Trail On Mount Lemmon — Image by kenne

A Mountain Bouquet   3 comments

Lower Butterfly Trail to Leopold Point July 2013Image by kenne

A mountain bouquet
of blue, white, red and yellow
beautiful colors.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Yarrow Wildflower (Achillea Millefolium)   9 comments

Sunset Trail Hike

Sunset Trail HikeYarrow  (Achillea Millefolium) On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

A beautiful plant

alive or dry

long lasting

diffidently not a

one-night stand

possessing 

herbal properties

providing a variety

of benefits

throughout the ages

medieval to modern

known for

clotting blood to

increasing intelligence

just ask the 

 Pueblo peoples —

try chewing before

fire-eating.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Mount Lemmon Wildflowers   2 comments

Aspen Loop July 2013Golden Columbine

Aspen Loop July 2013Cranesbill

Green Mountain 07-10-13Aspen Fleabane

Aspen Loop July 2013Bearded Penstemon

Aspen Loop July 2013Wright’s Bluets

Aspen Loop July 2013Macromeria

Aspen Loop July 2013Western Sneezeweed

Aspen Loop July 2013Richardson’s Geranium —
Hiking The Aspen Trail Wildflower Images by kenne (July 8, 2013)

Mount Lemmon Wildflowers Before The Summer Rains   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Golden Columbine

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Golden Columbine

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Not Sure?

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Penstemon

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Macromeria

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Cow Parsnip

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Curly Cup Gumweed

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Mount Lemmon Wildflowers Before The Summer Rains (Early In The Season, They Are There If You Look Hard.) — Images by kenne

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