Archive for the ‘Spring Wildflowers’ Tag

7 Falls Trail   Leave a comment

7 Falls Trail In Bear Canyon (03-20-15) — Image by kenne

After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.

 
— G.M. Trevelyan

Spring Wildflowers   2 comments

Spring Wildflowers (Pointed Cats-Eye & Desert Chicory) — Image by kenne

We cannot all see beauty the same way.

— kenne

Spring Wildflowers — Envisioning the Life Cycles of Flowers and People as Parallel   Leave a comment

Spring Wildflowers — Image by kenne

A STROLLING MINSTREL’S BALLARD
OF THE SKULLS AND FLOWERS

Dahlia, Amaryllis, Iris,
      Flaunt their fragrance and their flair
As roman candles arc, desirous
      To burst new treasures on the air,
Spill out their color and their scent
      And whistle down the rambling bee.
When dazzle and pizzazz are spent
      And every garden’s luxury
Of blossom’s gone to shreds or hock,
      Where is that glamourie and that mask;
When January whips the stalk
      What memory stills the rattled husk?

By lurch and stumble, change and growth
      Struggling from all fours, we fise
Cranking the backbone up, though loath.
      To lift our skull into the skies
Where the lit eye blinks out its longing,
      Gathers the world, then from that height
Sends hosts of bright ideas thronging
      Like fireflies sparking up the night.
What are the perfume and that pollen
      Or all the brain’s fine fireworks worth
Once socket, stalk and spine have fallen
      As acrid, black ash drifts to earth?

— W.D. Snodgrass

Capturing The Moment — Desert Globemallow   2 comments

desert globemallow (1 of 1)-2 blogDesert Globemallow — Image by kenne

Desert wildflowers in the spring 

Bring joy to the eye

Responding to the mourning sun

 Cresting over the mountain

Opening to a silent knowledge and 

A spirit enlightened of itself

To which I contemplate the void.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Wildflowers In Catalina State Park   5 comments

Wildflowers Along Sutherland Trail

Mexican Poppies

Desert Lupines and Mexican Poppies

Desert Lupines

Saguaro Ribs

Desert Lupines and California Poppies

Bee in ChIcory — images by kenne

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My Valentine Wildflower   3 comments

Fairy Duster — Image by kenne

She loves the mystical

power of flowers,

its bloom symbolizing

the human existence,

opening oneself to love.

As spring embraces the desert,

among the first to appear

is the dazzling fairy duster.

Present everywhere —

on hillsides, washes, and grasslands

throughout the Sonoran Desert.

These beautiful flowers

covey a touch of magic,

of having mystical powers,

charming her —

this mystical flower

in a mystical land.

kenne

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