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Saguaro In The Shadow Of The Sun   Leave a comment

Saguaro-21-72Saguaro Near Bear Canyon Trail — Image by kenne

The Mighty Saguaro

The mighty saguaro,
so majestic and tall,
holds its lifelong secrets
surprising one and all.

The seedling saguaro
begins small and afraid,
hoping it will survive
beneath the nurse plant’s shade.

The tiny saguaro
grows a little each year,
searching for the water
which is precious and dear.

The struggling saguaro
pushes upward for days,
glad it keeps avoiding
a new herbivore’s gaze.

The lucky saguaro
survives the desert heat,
outliving the nurse plant
not knowing of its feat.

The patient saguaro
looks skyward at all hours,
until at age fifty
it produces first flowers.

The giving saguaro
shares its bounty with all
who wait for months on end
for tasty fruits to fall.

The youthful saguaro
knows at seventy-five
that its newly formed arms
keeps desert friends alive.

The aging saguaro
has been a willing friend
to desert’s small creatures
dependent to the end.

The mighty saguaro
grows to fifty feet high,
waiting two hundred years
to almost touch the sky.

— Debbie Emery

Red-tail Hawk Silhouette   2 comments

Red-tail Hawk-Edit-3-1-72.jpgRed-tail Hawk Silhouette — iPhone 6 Image by kenne

Yesterday I was walking into Sabino Canyon to teach 1st-grade students how the Hohokam lived in the canyon and the Tucson basin hundreds of years ago when a friend spotted a red-tail hawk atop a tall saguaro cactus. Sadly, I didn’t have my Nikon camera with me, so I made use of my iPhone to capture an image. Not what I would like to capture, but it’s better than not getting an image at all.

— kenne

The Halo of Death   Leave a comment

MMM 02-04-13The Halo of Death — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A halo of death
A sky where death is asleep
A corpse stands along.

— kenne

Desert Morning On The Trail   4 comments

saguaro-72Saguaro Cactus (Pistol Hill Trail, January 11, 2019) — Image by kenne

Cold desert morning
Moving briskly on the trail
Dewdrops on dried weeds.

— kenne

Grasshopper Atop a Saguaro Cactus   2 comments

Grasshopper On CactusHorse Lubber Grasshopper Atop a Saguaro Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A big grasshopper
On top of a big cactus
A bigness du Jour.

— kenne

Cactus Wren Atop A Saguaro Cactus   Leave a comment

Madera CanyonCactus Wren Atop A Saguaro Cactus — Image by kenne

Despairing of God
I went to the desert
to seek my own saint.

— from Sonoran Desert Sutras by Luis Alberto Urrea

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Sabino Canyon WalkSaguaro Blossoms — Image by kenne

Saguaro blossoms
The signature desert plant
Sonoran symbol.

— kenne

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