Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Tag

Winter Moon Over Tucson   1 comment

Winter Moon Over Tucson — Image by kenne

Tucson’s winter moon

May not be a harvest moon

Don’t really care.

— kenne

Desert Windmill   1 comment

Desert Windmill — Image by kenne

Windmills hypnotize

See adventure and magic

Don Quixote complex.

— kenne

Great Blue Visited Nextdoor   4 comments

Great Blue Heron Visited A Neighbor’s House — Image by kenne

Although one might not expect to see a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) in the Sonoran Desert, they have an extensive range
and occur throughout much of North and Central America wherever there is water. If you happen to have a koi or goldfish pond
in your backyard, you may be visited by a heron.

— kenne

Bee On Burroweed Among Ferns   Leave a comment

Bee On Burroweed Among Ferns — Image by kenne

Look, and you will see

Pleasure in flowers today

The desert loves spring.

— kenne

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake   Leave a comment

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake — Image by kenne

A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment
against others is — a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.

— E. Stanley Jones
 

A Desert Winter Sunset   Leave a comment

A Desert Winter Sunset — Image by kenne

What is not to love

A desert winter sunset

Trees frame the picture.

— kenne

Pincushion Cactus   Leave a comment

Pincushion Cactus with Pepper-like Fruit, Most Common Cactus In The Sonoran Desert — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Cacti come in all sizes

The nicest prize is in

the smallest package.

— kenne

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

I look at a sunset

and begin to wonder

what is the relationship

between the senses

and matters of beauty,

art and taste responding

one’s feelings and emotions?

The quality of being.

— kenne

All Souls Dragonfly   Leave a comment

All Souls Dragonfly — Infrared Image by kenne

November in the Sonoran Desert.

Land of indigenous cultures

Whose names are true to nature.

Ghosts whose shadows grow wings

Standing in the graveyard

That has become a holy vortex.

The owls of the night carry

Voices whispering death is alive.

Dragonflies rest on dead stems only 

To fly away, circle, and come back

Recognizing all the souls of the dead.

— kenne

(Inspired by lines in Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Tijuana Book of the Dead)

Saguaro Sunrise   Leave a comment

Saguaro Sunrise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Saguaro stands tall

Stately as the sun rises

Desert royalty.

— kenne

Verdin On A European Fan Palm   1 comment

Verdin On A European Fan Palm — Images by kenne

Brushy desert valleys, mesquites. Most common in the Sonoran desert and mesquite woods at lower elevations. Also lives in other kinds of low open brush, including desert stands of acacia and paloverde. Tiny but tough, Verdins are adaptable little birds of hot desert regions. They are usually seen singly or in pairs, flitting about actively in the brush, sometimes giving sharp call notes. — Source: Audubon.org

Mt. Lemmon Fall Color   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon Fall Colors — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Drive thirty-five miles

To mixed conifer forest

Above the desert.

— kenne

Fall Flowers In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Fall Flowers In The Sonoran Desert (Many-flowered Mentzelia) — Image by kenne

The sun has just risen

on my morning walk

shining on some tiny

yellow perennial flowers.

— kenne

Yetman Trail Panorama   Leave a comment

Yetman Trail — Panorama by kenne

beautiful vistas 

where the desert speaks

by not disturbing

your solitude

— kenne

Sombrero Peak In Saguaro National Park   Leave a comment

Hiking Sombrero Peak, located in Saguaro National Park–West, is a 3.3-mile out-and-back hike
with 1500 cumulative feet of elevation gain. — Panorama by kenne

 
 
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