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Mt. Lemmon In August   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

Mt. Lemmon in August

At least once or twice a week
We escape the desert heat
Driving the twisting highway
Where saguaros and dried
Desert plants cover the landscape.

Monsoon rains have soaked
The mountains not making it
To the lower elevations where
False expectations continue
To drive our conversations.

With each mountain road turn
The vegetation changes, first
The oak-grassland followed by
The pine-oak woodlands, chaparral
And the pine forest biomes.

A world apart from the desert below
Enjoying the cool mountain air
Clouds begin moving almost
Without motion soon the wind
Blows through the tall ponderosas.

Yet how gentle it seems the hikers
Knowing everything was just
A moment unable to conceive
The skyline on the ridge broken
By a darkening sky about to rupture.

— kenne

Bee On A Thistle   Leave a comment

Mt Bigelow 07-15-13Bee On A Thistle — Image by kenne

Bee on a thistle
Digging for nature’s juices
Growing and changing.

— kenne

A Thistle And Exposed Cleavage   Leave a comment

Thistle-1144 Art blogGrunge Art by kenne

Let anyone that has
an eye for beauty
take a view of the thistle.

Its grace and symmetry
will but complement 
a string of pearls near

her exposed cleavage 
to which we share 
music and a glass of wine.

— kenne

 

Bee On Thistle Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Southerland TrailBee on Thistle Grunge Art by kenne

Roses are red,
violets are blue,
we need bees, and
bees need you!

— Friends of the Earth

 

Grunge Art Butterfly   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Grunge Art Butterfly (Two-tailed Swallowtail) by kenne

YELLOW

In the beginning, oh, long before that.

When light was deciding who should be in and who should be out of the spectrum.

Yellow was in trouble.

Even then it seems that green, you know how green can be, didn’t want yellow in.

Some silly primal envy I suppose, but for whatever cause, the effect was bad on yellow.

And caused yellow to weep yellow tears for several eternals, before there were years.

Until blue heard what was up between green and yellow and took green aside for a serious talk,

in which blue pointed out that if yellow and blue were to get together,

not that they would but if they did (a gentle threat),

they could make their own green.

“Ooh” said green with some understanding.

Naturally by a sudden change of hue green saw the light and yellow got in.

 It worked out fine,

yellow got lemons and green got limes.

— transcribed from Ken Nordine’s jazz and word poem, Yellow

Crying Purple Tears   2 comments

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison Camp“Clear for Landing” — Image by kenne

Lured by her color,

the bee prepares for landing

crying purple tears.

— kenne

Thistle Time Of Year   Leave a comment

thistle (1 of 1) blog.jpgThistle (Sabino Canyon, March 17, 2016) — Image by kenne

I like to think

a thistle is an educated weed

that likes growing

where people want something else.

— kenne

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