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Capturing The Moment — Cactus Blossoms Along The Trail   4 comments

Hedgehog Cactus Blossom

Prickly Pear Cactus Blossom

Stagghorn Cholla Cactus Blossom

Hedgehog Cactus Blossom with Bee — Images by kenne

Out Along The Trail — Manzanita   1 comment

Manzanita, español for “little apple” — Image by kenne 

The Manzanita is one of my favorite draught tolerant plants. In the Tucson area they are more commonly seen along the higher elevation trails in the surrounding mountains. The “little apple” is such a beautiful plant, of which there are 106 species. The common characteristics  are a smooth red bark with stiff twisting branches. As often is the case with nature’s beauty, finding the words can be difficult, which often brings to mind the following Henry David Thoreau quote:

A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare.
For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the
thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of
morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens
without their azure.

These images taken in Tucson’s azure sky can help fill my word void.


Manzanita — Image by kenne

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