Archive for the ‘Poppies’ Tag

Borderland Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Borderland Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Ask the spring,
in its beauty
no stranger 
to this land.

Who is the man
pale and bloody
his wounds from
miles of walking?

— kenne

In Spite Of . . .   2 comments

In Spite of the Drought Nature Finds Ways To Survive — Image by kenne

Life is a journey

trying to learn

the unwritten

laws of living.

— kenne

Springtime On The Trail   Leave a comment

Spring Time Hiking Trail-72Springtime On The Trail — Image by kenne

Poppies and lupines

Seem to stand at attention

As we pass on by.

— kenne

 

Bee On A Poppy   Leave a comment

Bee On Poppy-DSC_4419-72Bee On A Poppy — Image by kenne

The pollinator

Makes it possible for plants

To make fruit and seeds.

— kenne

Seven Poppies Along The Path   1 comment

Italian Springs 2013Seven Poppies — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Choosing one path means abandoning others —
if you try to follow every possible path
you will end up following none.

— Paulo Coelho

There’s A Reason Why The Sonoran Desert Is Called A Lush Desert   1 comment

This time of year Picacho Peak State Park is an excellent example of the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.
Plants are at the greenest and wildflowers provide dots of color on the desert canvass.

The canvass of the desert
may appear to have no order.
Yet it is orderly,
but we don’t know why.

A poet has said;
If you want to know
where the flowers came from,
not even the spring goddess knows.

— kenne

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Images by kenne

 

Desert Mariposa Lily   Leave a comment

desert mariposa lily (1 of 1)-4-72Desert Mariposa Lily with two Gold Poppies — Images by kenne

This is the time of year for some outstanding wildflower displays in the Tucson area, and we are having a banner year. The desert is quick to display its beauty after abundant rains we have experienced this winter.

— kenne

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Out Of The Darkness, Into The Sunshine   1 comment

lupin (1 of 1) blogDesert Lupine — Image by kenne

Out of the darkness
Signs of spring begin to rise — 
Liberated, free.

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Now I see poppies
Brightening the desert fields — 
Now I’m satisfied.

— kenne

Things of Poetry, Revisited   4 comments

Esperero trail to the Ridge“Things of Poetry” — Computer Art by kenne

Things of Poetry

Poppies

line the canyon trail,

brightening

each hiker’s way.

Passing greetings

share the joy

as the morning sun

intensifies

the canyon colors

brilliantly reflected

by each poppy,

the things

of O’Keeffe —

real poetry.

— kenne

Lavender, Blue and Yellow   Leave a comment

lavender-blue-and-yellow-collage-blogLavender, Blue and Yellow — Image by kenne

Desert Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Spring Wildflowers Art (1 of 1)-2 blog IIDesert Wildflowers — Computer Painting by kenne

the old man

hikes with

heavy feet

across the soul

of the mountains.

eyes blinking,

sometime winking

at the poppies

wishing to

pull up each

like the skirt of a

young women —

his ego

begins drifting

in the wind

left only with

flashes

of what was.

— kenne

Poppies Along The King Canyon Trail   4 comments

 

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Poppies (1 of 1)-8 blogPoppies Along the King Canyon Trail (March 13, 2015) — Images by kenne

Try as one may

to photograph

the desert spring

having lost the 

third, forth,

fifth — God knows

how many dimensions

somewhere on the 

mountain trails.

— kenne

 

Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon   7 comments

Phoneline Hike-0553-2 PoppiesMexican Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Phoneline Hike-0528 blogMexican Poppy and Desert Lupine Wildflowers Along The Phoneline Trail — Image by kenne

Most Sonoran desert wildflowers are annuals, which are short-lived even when there’s timely rain. Sabino Canyon has had no rain since December 20th.  Oddly enough, limited rain and a short lifespan helps ensure survival in the desert. With the lack of rain and warmer than normal temperatures the annuals have been quickly sprouting and blowing before the dryness and heat kills the plant. 

kenne

“To see a world
in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.”

— William Blake

First Poppies In The Desert   Leave a comment

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Blackett's Ridge-9902 blogPoppies In The Desert — Images by kenne

California Poppy Art   2 comments

Italian Springs 2013

Image by kenne

Is this poppy art,

or just poppycock?

I don’t know,

do you?

I know,

my questions

are just

bullshit!

kenne

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