Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Tag

There’s A Reason Why The Sonoran Desert Is Called A Lush Desert   1 comment

This time of year Picacho Peak State Park is an excellent example of the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.
Plants are at the greenest and wildflowers provide dots of color on the desert canvass.

The canvass of the desert
may appear to have no order.
Yet it is orderly,
but we don’t know why.

A poet has said;
If you want to know
where the flowers came from,
not even the spring goddess knows.

— kenne

Panorama west of Picacho Peak-72.jpg

Images by kenne

 

Phacelia crenulata Sonoran Desert Wildflower   3 comments

Phacelia crenulata--Phacelia crenulata-72Phacelia crenulata Sonoran Desert Wildflower (March 15, 2019) — Image by kenne

The Phacelia crenulata is one of many very small (1/2 inch wide and have 5 round lobes) wildflowers that are common across the Sonoran Desert on rocky slopes and near washes. This image was taken along the Sweetwater trail in the Tucson Mountains, west of Tucson.

— kenne

Sonoran Spring   2 comments

Sonoran Spring-72Sonoran Spring — Image by kenne

Most days I walk the rocky trails
with a camera hanging on my shoulder.
I stop, and again a little farther down
to gather a new perspective making use of
color and brightness everywhere I look.

With age, I have become a more casual hiker
allowing more time to ponder and train my eyes
to better capture the raw mystery and diversity
of plants and animals in the Sonoran spring,
where life is both fragile and strong.

— kenne

Getting A Little Sun On A Cool Desert Day   Leave a comment

Douglas Springs HikeEastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

 

Abandoned In The Desert   Leave a comment

MMM Hikers Tucson Mountains 01-14-13Abandoned In The Desert — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Stripped of its value
Kicked, shoot at, and abandoned
As Sonoran junk.

— kenne

Christmas Day Clouds   Leave a comment

Christmas Clouds-art-blogChristmas Day Clouds Forcast Rain with Snow in the Mountains Around Tucson — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A Desert Christmas Day

The morning sun drives rays
of light through the canyon peaks.
The wind is beginning to pick-up
pushing parts of the sky together
opening windows to the heavens
through which life’s passions erupt in
stories becoming the makings of myths.

— kenne

Desert Sunrise Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Sunnrise-Edit-3-art-blog.jpgDesert Sunrise Photo-Artistry by kenne

A haunting morning
Transforms a normal
And simple aesthetic
Trying for unsettling
Depths of darkness.

— kenne

 

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