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Snow On Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Winter hangs on
in the cold air
hugging its 
bare bones.

— kenne

“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!


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.


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.


Cactus Blossoms In The Sonoran Desert   8 comments

Bug Springs April 2013Prickly Pear Cactus Blossoms

Bug Springs April 2013Prickly Pear Cactus Blossoms

Bug Springs April 2013Staghorn Cholla Cactus Blossoms

Bug Springs April 2013Staghorn Cholla Cactus Blossoms

Bug Springs April 2013Staghorn Cholla Cactus Blossoms

Bug Springs April 2013Staghorn Cholla Cactus Blossoms — Images by kenne

Potted Purple In Red   2 comments

Potted Purple In Red — Image by kenne

Purple in red pot
In DeGrazia’s backyard
Somewhere down the road.

— kenne

Posted April 18, 2012 by kenneturner in Art, Nature, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Prickly Pear Blossom   2 comments

Image by kenne

Posted April 16, 2012 by kenneturner in Nature, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Cactus Blossoms Along The Trail   4 comments

Hedgehog Cactus Blossom

Prickly Pear Cactus Blossom

Stagghorn Cholla Cactus Blossom

Hedgehog Cactus Blossom with Bee — Images by kenne

Capturing the Moment — Hiking the Babad Do’ag Trail   2 comments

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Images by kenne

As we head into the warmer days of summer, most of the hiking groups start taking to the higher elevations. Today’s hike was a move in the direction of Mt. Lemmon, which is where some of our hiking will be this summer. The Babad Do’ag (Tohono O’odham for “Frog Mountain”) trail off the Catalina Highway is a nice low-mid elevation hike, with quality views of the Tucson valley and the Rincon Mountains at the higher elevations — even on a very windy cool day like today. 


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