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Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The male cactus wren
to attract the female
will build two or more
nest, usually in the cholla
still, he may not be able 
to allure her affection.

— kenne

Winter In The Canyon   1 comment

White-crowned Sparrow In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

some leaves have fallen

from the desert mesquite

sparrows sun at top

— kenne

The Secret Place Where Lovers Meet   Leave a comment

Alamos Stairway — Image by kenne

“Mine the long night
The secret place
Where lovers meet
In long embrace
In purple dark
In silvered kiss
Forget the world
And grasp your bliss”

― A.S. Byatt, Possession

Deer In Madera Canyon   1 comment

Deer In Madera Canyon — Image by kenne

the young buck stares back

as I point my camera

in his direction

— kenne

Mockingbird, Mockingbird   1 comment

Mockingbird-72-2.jpgMockingbird in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

No one knows what is going to happen 
in the next few minutes
and yet people still go forward, 
because they have trust,
because they have faith.

— Paulo Coelho

Drawing In The Sand   2 comments

Drawing In The Sand — Image by kenne

He draws in the sand

She watches the tide

Soon to wash away

Leaving behind a surface

Ready for another day.

— kenne

Let’s Dance   1 comment

Let’s Dance — Image by kenne

Let’s dance
Let’s dance
For fear your grace should fall
Let’s dance
For fear tonight is all
Let’s sway
You could look into my eyes
Let’s sway
Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

— from Let’s Dance by David Bowie

Little Green Bird   Leave a comment

Green Heron — Image by kenne

A little green bird

Standing near the water’s edge

Don’t fly away yet.

— kenne

Potted Lemon Tree   1 comment

Patio Lemon Tree — Image by kenne

We have had a potted Meyer lemon plant on our patio for several years.
We fertilize and water it regularly. The record-setting desert heat this year 
has been rough on our small plant. Some of the lemons formed splits in the surface.
This is the first year we have experienced the splitting. In addition to the hotter
than normal temperatures, we have had a little over two inches of rain,
which is about four inches less than normal for this time of year.

This year we still have 15 lemons on the plant, which is not a lot for this plant.
A couple years back we harvested 55 lemons.

— kenne

Hutch’s Pool Panorama   Leave a comment

Hutch’s Pool — Two Images Merged in Photoshop by kenne (11/18/11)

Image by Phil Bentley as I Was Photographing Around Hutch’s Pool (11/13/15)

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.”

― Charles Darwin,

Tarantula on Bug Springs Trail   1 comment

Tarantula on Bug Springs Trail (November 13, 2020) — Image by kenne

I spotted the young tarantula while hiking the Bug Springs trail last Friday
in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The trail’s elevation is between 5,000/6,000′
elevation as we continue hiking at lower levels of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

— kenne

Bakery Art In Aria Resort and Casino   Leave a comment

Bakery Art In Aria Resort and Casino — Image by kenne

Sitting Happy Buddha at Aria Resort And Casino   1 comment

Sitting Happy Buddha at Aria Resort And Casino — Image by kenne

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

— Buddha

 

Common Buckeye Butterfly   1 comment

Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia) — Image by kenne

So, I begin researching articles on butterfly color and found “The evolution of color:
How butterfly wings can shift in hue” in ScienceDaily. They found that buckeyes
and other Junonia species can create a rainbow of structural colors simply by tuning
the thickness of the wing scale’s bottom layer (the lamina), which creates
iridescent colors in the same way a soap bubble does. 

“In each Junonia species, structural color came from the lamina. And they are producing
a big range of lamina thicknesses that create a rainbow of different colors, everything
from gold to magenta to blue to green,” says first author Rachel Thayer.
“This helps us understand how structural color has evolved over millions of years.”

You can find more information structured color at Marine Biological Laboratory.
(Please note, I’m a photographer, not a biologist.)

— kenne

Vegas Night   1 comment

‘Vegas Night’ View from Our Room in Aria Resort & Casino (November 5, 2020) — Image by kenne

 

“In our finest hours, though, the soul of the country manifests itself
in an inclination to open our arms rather than to clench our fists”

 

― from The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

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