Archive for the ‘Plants’ Tag

Manzanita — To Make Young Again   4 comments

Manzanita (1 of 1) art blog framedManzanita – Little Apple — Image by kenne

The manzanita
Adds color to mountain trails,
Small apples to some.

Symbol of accord
Between the old and the young,
Always turning heads.

A mystical plant
Brining forth the hues of thought,
Our earth is reborn.

The smoothness of red
Against the wrinkles of gray,
To make young again.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Creosote Bush   Leave a comment

creosote bush (1 of 1) framed blogCreosote Bush — Image by kenne

Evergreen and Common,

The desert smell we love —

So bring on the rain.

— kenne

Hi, Sweet Little Thing   1 comment

Widflowers (1 of 1) blog framedLittle Ones Along the Buff Trail — Image by kenne

Hi, sweet little thing

Nice to see you this morning

Adorning my path.

— kenne

“bee sits on flower”   Leave a comment

Milagrosa-0747 Art blogBrittlebush Flowers — Computer Painting by kenne

bee sits on flower

buzz buzz bee sips sweet nectar

quick! next flower waits

— Roberta Gibson

Hi, Little Friend   Leave a comment

Tuesday Nature Walk-0595 blog“Hi, Little Friend” — Image by kenne

There comes a point in your life
when you realize who really matters,
who never did, and who always will.

– Unknown

Sharing The Moment — Desert Chicory, Expressed In A Different Frame   Leave a comment

Remero Pools 02-14-14-0054-2 chicory Wildflower Blog II framed blogDesert Chicory (February 14, 2014) — Image by kenne

Design is the fundamental soul
of a human-made creation
that ends up expressing itself
in successive outer layers
of the product or service.

— Steve Jobs

Agave Stalk — Over Twelve Feet Since Thanksgiving   5 comments

Desert Museum-9854 agave stalk blog framedThis Agave Stalk Has Grown Over Twelve Feet Since Thanksgiving.
The Power of Tequila! — Image by kenne

Agave [Cactus]
by Carol Hamilton

You don’t squeeze tequila
from a pumped up, rubbery leaf.
Nothing is easy in Mexico,
and everything takes time,
patience, muscle. Hacking
and digging and hacking
and a deep pit and fire
and time and time and time.
I lose time, forget it at
the other end of the tequila,
but left to me, that cactus
would still be standing there
on the [Sonora] Desert

This poem can be found in the book, AGAVE

“If you like tequila,
you will love the art,
songs, poems, stories,
and recipes in

Since moving to Tucson and becoming a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist, I know agaves are not cacti, and I live in the Sonoran Desert, not the Sonora Desert. However, since poets like to take poetic license, I will give Carol a pass on this one.


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