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Stages   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Stages (Silverpuff Wildflower) — Image by kenne

So many life stages

Still, we group only a few

Let me count the ways.

— kenne

Star Power   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13“Star Power” Silverpuff Blossom In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Islands in the sky
High above the desert floor
Share the monsoon rains.

— kenne

 

Silverpuff Blossom and Seeds   Leave a comment

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampSilverpuff Blossom and Seeds — Image by kenne

When picturing a wildflower
I see the blossom
not the seeds.

Picture a dandelion
a pretty yellow wildflower
not named after its
annoying seeds.

Picture a silverpuff
a pretty yellow wildflower
with toothed rays
radiating star-like points

only to be named after its
beautiful seeds —
a secondhand blossom.

— kenne

Stages   2 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013“Stages” (Silverpuff Wildflower) — Image by kenne

“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wildflowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”

— Shannon L. Alder

 

Wildflower Images, February 25, 2014 Nature Walk   7 comments

Wildflower Images, February 25, 2014 Nature Walk by kenne [Place cursor over image to see name of flower, and/or click on any image to see slideshow.]

“Strolling on, it seems to me
that the strangeness and wonder
of existence are emphasized here,
in the desert,
by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna:
life not crowded upon life
as in other places
but scattered abroad in spareness and simplicity,
with a generous gift of space
for each herb and bush and tree,
each stem of grass,
so that the living organism
stands out bold and brave and vivid
against the lifeless sand and barren rock.
The extreme clarity of the desert light
is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life-forms.
Love flowers best in openness and freedom.”

— Edward Abbey

Silverpuff — A Secondhand Blossom   Leave a comment

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampSilverpuff Blossom and Seeds — Image by kenne

When picturing a wildflower
I see the blossom
not the seeds.

Picture a dandelion
a pretty yellow wildflower
not named after its
annoying seeds.

Picture a silverpuff
a pretty yellow wildflower
with toothed rays
radiating star-like points

only to be named after its
beautiful seeds —
a secondhand blossom.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Silverpuff and Desert Chicory   4 comments

7 Falls April 2013Silverpuff and Desert Chicory — Image by kenne

They grow up together
maturing in the desert sun.

She became a
beautiful white flower —
chicory by name.

Soon one night
he blossomed
into a handsome
yellow flower
only to change
dramatically
by mid-morning
to a silver globe —
silverpuff by name.

Standing there alone
only she knew
of his conversion —
making his change
even more special.

Coupled together
to the earth
their offspring
scattered to the wind.

Soon the very elements
that nurtured
their beginning
will bring about
their ending.

kenne

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