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Capturing The Moment — Rusby’s Primrose At Leopold Point   1 comment

As we neared the top of Leopold Point off of Lower Butterfly trail in the Santa Catalina mountains, these beautiful Rusby’s primrose wildflowers seemed to jump off the rocks. — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Desert Evening Primrose   7 comments

Italian Springs 2013

Desert Evening Primrose

I grow 

in the bajadas

alone rocky slopes

pushing aside 

dry gravel

in search of sun.

No rain 

shortens my growth,

hastening 

my buds

to open early

in the cool

of the evening,

closing by

mid-morning.

I am

a primrose,

oenothera primiveris

by name.

Capturing The Moment — Night Primrose, Sphinx Moth & Love’s Sprite   2 comments

Cutleaf Evening Primrose — Image by kenne

Primrose: Love’s Sprite

by Stephen Parker

Love blossomed in the darkest night
Morn’s gilding beams to spite
Night Primrose preened by tender blight
As Sphinx Moth, soft tips caress; sugary nectar slight
Perfumed aroma doth prating, intoxicated courtier incite
Glazed petals with dewy fans stream delight
Golden cup a succouring armchair from which passions alight 
Delicate, cream veil eclipses pallid, stolid moonlight
With availing breeze your dreamy parasol on Cupid’s wing takes flight

White-lined Sphinx Moth Getting Nectar from Dakota Mock Vervain — Image by kenne

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