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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   5 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   4 comments

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

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