Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Tag

Where The Desert Meets The Sea   4 comments

Beach at High Tide-1013 blog“Where The Desert Meets The Sea” (El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site On the Sea of Cortez) — Image by kenne

Puerto Peñasco
Where the desert meets the sea
Beauty in contrast.

— kenne

Anna’s Hummingbird   2 comments

Hummingbird - Youth blogFemale Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Lack of rain in the Sonoran Desert has reduced the amount of food available for hummingbirds — very few wildflowers this year. But my lemon tree, which is in bloom has been attacking several of these small birds. Plus, I’m not sure how the warmer than normal has affected migration. 

Here in Tucson, you can see hummingbirds year-round in riparian areas and backyards. We are fortunate to have The Paton Center for Hummingbirds, a place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona. It is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity—through recreation, education, and sustainable living.

— kenne

Some See Harness, I See Beauty   Leave a comment

Cam Boh Trails 01-21-13Sonoran Desert Scene — Panorama by kenne

The desert trail is dry
not comprehending
the absence of water.

What can a poem
for the desert say
not captured in an image?

As I hike the trails
will my words capture
what you cannot see?

Will you become aware
as a coyote scenting a rabbit
reworking your perspective? 

Yet, I find myself questioning
why put into words that 

kindled without flame.

— kenne

Standing Tall In Death   Leave a comment

Dark Helo-31 blogStanding Tall In Death (Dead Saguaro Cactus In the Morning Sun) — Image by kenne

Standing tall in death
facing tomorrows and
what they may bring
knowing each will change
how we see yesterday
and how we adjust
to the present — nothing
remains the same. 

— kenne

Saguaro Hole In The Sky   2 comments

Saguaro Hole In The Sky (1 of 1)-3 blogSaguaro Hole In The Sky — Computer Painting by kenne

Desert sky heats up
Flames of fire paint the sky
Just in my mind’s eye.

— kenne

Gilded Flicker Atop a Saguaro Cactus   2 comments

Gilded Flicker A Top a Saguaro blogGilded Flicker Atop a Saguaro Cactus — Image by kenne

This large grayish brown bird is a common woodpecker of the Sonoran Desert.
They nest in holes in giant saguaro cactus.

— kenne

Sonoran Desert Panorama   2 comments

Cam Boh Trails 01-21-13Sonoran Desert Panorama by kenne

A chill in the air,
sharp, not summer
as I hiked the trail

knowing soon I must
turn and go back,

out on the trail all alone
pondering words
gone into dry air,

tall cactus after tall cactus,
blue sky over endless mountains.

— kenne

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