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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

 

Round Tailed Ground Squirrel   1 comment

Roundtail Ground Squirrel-2 blog

Aspen Draw August 2013Round Tailed Ground Squirrel Images by kenne

These little creatures that look like small prairie dogs are very common to the Sonoran Desert. Their diet is primarily vegetation—cactus, mesquite pods, seeds, and insects. Coyotes are a common predator as well as snakes and hawks. During the winter months, these squirrels stay underground remaining in a torpor state til early February.

Sonoran Elves   2 comments

Bug Springs 2012Sonoran Desert Elf Hole — Image by kenne

SONORAN ELVES

The Sonoran Desert
is an exceptional place,
at once a mythical
and magical land.

One little-known story,
occasionally heard echoing
through the mountain canyons,
is that of the ageless Sonoran elves.

Not your common elves,
but rather
well-to-do old elves
of good physical endurance,

known for their
clear and quick wit,
traversing between worlds –
real and imaginary.

I was born between
the real and the imaginary,
possessing the elf name
Angaráto Sáralondë —

I first noticed signs
of these desert elves
in the holes
of burnt desert trees.

Although preferring to
stay in the comfort
of their tree holes
the Sonoran Elves,

able to take on
average human height,
can be seen hiking
the canyon trails.

Warning:
they will attack
when threaten with
great fury and brawn!

— kenne

(Dedicated to my fellow hikers.)

Saguaro In Bloom   3 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro In Bloom — Image by kenne

It’s that time of year
Saguaro buds are popping
A desert in bloom.

— kenne

An Ocotillo Morning In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

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Ocotillo-1595 blogOcotillo Blooming In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

Fouquieria splendens (commonly known as ocotillo American Spanish: [okoˈtiʝo], but also referred to as coachwhip, candlewood, slimwood, desert coral, Jacob’s staff, Jacob cactus, and vine cactus) is a plant indigenous to the Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwestern United States (southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), and northern Mexico (as far south as Hidalgo and Guerrero).

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