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Pincushion Cactus Fruit   2 comments

Pin Cushion Fruit-72Pincushion (mammillaria) Cactus Fruit — Image by kenne

This small cactus is ubiquitous in Sabino Canyon and can be more easily spotted
this time of year because most ground cover around it has dried up. 

Pincushion cactus
Beautiful blossoms and fruit
To often overlooked.

— kenne

 

American Snout Butterfly   Leave a comment

American Snout-72American Snout Butterfly — Image by kenne

As seen in this image, American Snouts often perch on branches as if to imitate a dead leaf. This small, relatively dull colored butterfly got its named because of the pronounced elongation of its labial palpi into a prominent snout — the better with which to suck.

— kenne

 

Lindley’s Silverpuff Blossom   Leave a comment

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Lindley’s Silverpuff Blossom — Image by kenne

This wildflower will be followed by silvery white, spherical seed head, which is how it gets its name.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Horse Corral   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Fenceline-72-2Sabino Canyon Horse Corral — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

— Gary Snyder

Desert Landscape: Morning in Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Morning In The Desert-72.jpgDesert Landscape: Morning in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

“You can’t know who you are until you where you are.”

-Wendell Berry 

Desert Star Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Desert Star-72Desert Star Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Some beautiful things
Like small desert wildflowers
Hide among the rocks.

kenne

Coachwhip Snake In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

7 Falls April 2013Coachwhip Snake in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

I first spotted this snake crossing Bear Canyon road. Couchwipe snakes are fast,
so I moved quickly as he climbed a Palo Verde tree to capture this image.
This coachwhip was about 3 feet long.

— kenne

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