Archive for the ‘Prickly Pear’ Tag

“Lots Of Buds”   1 comment

Prickly Pear Buds (1 of 1) art blog“Lots of Bugs” — Computer Art by kenne

a cactus

photographed on the trailed

now painted

in a two dimension world

dancing to

a different rhythm

still the same?

has it changed,

or is it just

your perception?

different rhythm

different dance.

— kenne

 

A Popular Cactus Blossom   1 comment

Airport Loop Trail (1 of 1)-11 blogBee & Mesquite Beetle on a Prickly Pear Blossom — Image by kenne

I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for
any book ever written. One square mile of living desert is
worth a hundred “great books” — and one brave deed
is worth a thousand.

— Edward Abbey

Glory In The Morning   3 comments

Morning Glories (1 of 1)-2 blogIvyleaf Morning Glory On A Prickly Pear Cactus, Pima Canyon — Image by kenne

Desert hiking where

There’s glory in the morning

Climbing a cactus.

— kenne

Bringing Peace of Mind   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear (1 of 1)-2 art III blog framedBringing Peace of Mind — Computer Painting by kenne

Purple and yellow

The Sonoran yin and yang

Bringing peace of mind.

— kenne

Plants Grow In The Strangest Places — Part II   8 comments

Prickly Pear On Saguaro blogiPhone Image by kenne

Since the last post on plants growing in the strangest places, Joy and I went out for a neighborhood walk. Maybe my eye is now trained to spot prickly pear cactus growing on saguaro cactus, but guess what, I saw another one — I couldn’t believe it! Two in two days!

Maybe it’s not that unusual, but two in two days — maybe I need to consult with some experts. I did a Google search and the only thing near this kind of sighting is my previous posting. The strange just gets stranger!

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.

kenne

It’s Not Easy Being Purple   4 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionPurple Prickly Pear Cactus — Image by kenne

It’s not easy being purple
you don’t blend in with
so many other ordinary things
And people tend to stare at you
‘Cause you stand out
Like a sore thumb
next to yellow blossoms.

kenne

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