Archive for the ‘Tanuri Ridge’ Tag

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

Hummingbird Feeder Art   Leave a comment

Hummingbird Feeder Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sometimes you hear them

Their humming sound makes us look

Making eye contact.

— kenne

Desert Sunset   Leave a comment

Desert Sunset — Image by kenne

After a blue-sky day

high clouds move in

making perfect the sunset.

— kenne

Foggy Morning Birthday On Tanuri Ridge   1 comment

Foggy Morning Birthday On Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

This sandgrain day in the bent bay’s grave
He celebrates and spurns
His driftwood eighty-second wind turned age;
Herons spire and spear.

— An age modification from Poem On His Birthday by Dylan Thomas

Mexican Yellow Butterfly   1 comment

Mexican Yellow Butterfly on Mexican Bird of Paradise (August  14, 2012)– Image by kenne

Some summer color

In the middle of winter

Happy Holidays!

— kenne

Dust In The Wind   Leave a comment

Autumn Sunset — Image by kenne

“I close my eyes
Only for a moment,
then the moment’s gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes, a curiosity…

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground,
though we refuse to see…

Now, don’t hang on
Nothing lasts forever
but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money
won’t another minute buy…

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind.”

— Kansas 

Giant Western Swallowtail   Leave a comment

Giant Western Swallowtail In Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

And that behind Orpheus’ laments shines 
the glory of having seen, however fleetingly,
the unattainable face at the very instant it turned away . . .

— Michel Foucault

Now What?   Leave a comment

 Image by kenne

Now what?


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

Mums On The Patio Table   2 comments

Mums — Image by kenne

the color of fall

mums on patio table

our store-bought flowers

— kenne

Tucson Time   Leave a comment

A Tucson Sunset — B&W by kenne

The power of stories

and sunsets become

daily escape hatches

from the tragic realities 

of human existence.

— kenne

Dried Weed   Leave a comment

Dried Weed — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Timeless Moments

There’s a trail down by the wash
Where once new life grew 
Providing a new beginning
That has turned into an end.
All manner of things
Shall be well, providing a
Pattern of timeless moments.

— kenne

A Walk By The Wash   2 comments

Down By The Tanque Verde Wash (Tanuri Ridge) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Whole Lot of Something

I have something to say,
I don’t know why.
It came in a walk
No matter where I walk,
I hear it calling
In a moment
In and out of time
Imposing a pattern in 
All that I have been
Hoping for peace
If not peace, clarity
In the place we live
Where there is a
Whole lot of something.

— kenne

Cactus Blossoms On October Morning Walk   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossoms On My Morning Walk (October 28, 2022) — Images by kenne

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower, clearly our whole life would change.”


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:

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