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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.


Capturing The Moment — Desert Marigold In January   6 comments

Ned's Nature Walk-9763 Desert Marigold blogDesert Marigold Blooming Early In The Desert (January 29, 2014) — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Honey Bee And Fairy Duster   Leave a comment

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Flower Creaso-9690 blog framedHoney Bee & Fairy Duster — Images by kenne

In The Arms Of Another — Plants Can Grow In The Strangest Places   2 comments

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Beyond Tucson Event-9485 blogA Prickly Pear Cactus Growing on a Giant Saguaro in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Plants have been known to grow in some of the strangest places. Many people may thank of plants out-of-place (whatever that is) as a weed. But, when you think about it, plants don’t have the option of moving to a better place — it’s make the best of it, or perish!

Obviously, this prickly pear cactus is trying to make the best of being in the arms of a giant saguaro cactus. So far, the conditions have been right — may the force of nature be with you.


Strength Of The White Rose   8 comments

Thanksgiving 2013-9008 framed blogWhite Rose — Image by kenne

Daylight comes later.

Picked-up the morning paper.

Went running.

The usual walkers were out before light.

The hill slowed my run.

I will forget the pain when I finish –

It’s always that way.

The first freeze is forecasted for Friday.

Say goodbye to the bougainvilleas.

Their fall color will be missed.

Knowing that they will return consoles.

Come Saturday, the white rose will still blossom.

Signifying courage through the long winter night.

A symbol of the poets struggle.

They will not be silenced.

 — kenne

A Few Wildflowers Still Remain In The Canyon   1 comment

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7 Falls Oct 2013-8240 blog“Still Adding Color To The Trail” — Images by kenne



on for tomorrow,

Arizona wildflowers.

— kenne


Capturing The Moment — New and Old   6 comments

Mexican Bird of Paradise-7772 blogBee On Mexican Bird of Paradise — Image by kenne

Posted September 24, 2013 by kenneturner in Capturing the Moment, Nature, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Green On Green With Flowering Spikes   1 comment

Sweetwater 9-21-13-8012 green on green blog“Green On Green” — Image by kenne

Long green cattail leaves

Bear stems with flowering spikes

In desert wetlands.


Sweetwater 9-21-13-8002 blogCattails — Image by kenne

The Pinwheel, Green Jade and Rusty Blues   10 comments

Pinwheel Art blogPinwheel Rainbows — Image by kenne

The Pinwheel, Green Jade and Rusty Blues

My rainbow colors,
spinning in the breeze
where I stand
shoulder to shoulder,

with Green Jade in his pot,
and Rusty, an old
barbwire-horseshoe windmill.

Then one winter,
my colors now fading,
Green Jade 
grew weak from the cold —
Rusty and I stood our ground
hoping Green Jade’s strength
would return
 in the spring.

Year after year
we hoped against hope,
I having lost all my color,
and Rusty, well,
becoming rustier,
as we continued to shared
Green Jade’s pot.

After a while,
the hurricane winds
blew in from the coast —
the strong winds were
more than Rusty could stand,

now he lies restfully
at my feet.

My spinning, having,
taken on a wabbly gait,
slowly weakening my pin —
when one day a gust of wind
blow off my wheel,
leaving only a stick
standing alone
in Green Jade’s pot,

with Rusty at my feet.

  — kenne

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