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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

Grunge ‘n’ Around — Two-tailed Swallowtail   1 comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail, Just Grunge ‘n’ — Grunge Composition by kenne

You might cross your burning deserts
You might walk your path alone
And a sudden storm may blind you
Shake your spirit to the bone

Seeking shelter for a weary heart
A place to rest, a place to hide
Then somewhere down your troubled road
You find a place where love abides

— from “Love Abides” by Tom Russell

Bumblebee On A Thistle Photo Composition — Two Images   2 comments

Bumble Bee (1 of 1)-2 art blogBumblebee On a Thistle — Compositions by kenne

Bumble Bee (1 of 1)-2 art II blog

Photography

is all about light,

composition and,

most importantly,

emotion.

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Never In My Eyes   1 comment

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Thistle and Bees — Images by kenne

Your beauty will fade

A time nature determines

Never in my eyes.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — The Bees Have It To The Pleasure Of The Flower   7 comments

SCVN Nature Walk July 2013No competition here!

SCVN Nature Walk July 2013What are all you guys doing here? — Images by kenne

And now you ask in your heart, 
“How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?” 
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, 
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee. 
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, 
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, 
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy. 

People of Orphalese, be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees. 

Extract from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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Capturing The Moment — Arizona Thistle   8 comments

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013Arizona Thistle (Cirsium arizonicum) — Images by kenne

This flower is loved by hummingbirds. 

Capture The Moment — Nature Doing Its Thing   2 comments

Mt Bigelow 07-15-13Bee and Thistle Image by kenne

purple, yellow, black

bee lands softly on thistle

nature’s awesome hues

— Sandra T.

Psychedelic Thistle   3 comments

Sunset Trail HikePsychedelic Thistle — Image by kenne

— psychedelic thistle

On the Catalina’s

highest points

“thistles spike

the summer air “

now captured

in my mind’s eye

this Scottish rose

becomes my muse

as I raise a glass

of whiskey

to the dancing maids

of the highlands

in festive colors

that warm my blood

coloring different parts

of my brain

each overflowing

into the other

altering my state

of awareness

creating a new flow

yet another

basis of reality.

kenne

Busy Bee After The Thistle’s Sweet Food   5 comments

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampBee And Thistle — Image by kenne

How Doth the Little Busy Bee

  by Isaac Watts

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

How skilfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labors hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes.

In works of labor or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.

In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be passed,
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.

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