Archive for the ‘Tucson Arizona’ Tag

Yucca Blossoms   Leave a comment

Tanuri Ridge Yucca Blossoms — Image by kenne

Marine Blue Butterfly   2 comments

Marine Blue Butterfly on Meyer Lemon Leaf — Image by kenne

The Marine Blue or Striped Blue (Leptotes marina) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.
It is found from South America through Mexico to Southern Texas, Arizona, and California.
— Source: inaturalist.org

Desert Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Desert Spiny Lizard, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

Death Of A Tulip   Leave a comment

Death Of A Tulip — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“To be a Flower, is profound
Responsibility —”

— from Bloom by Emily Dickinson

A Friend   1 comment

Romero Pools, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

A friend is someone whose story you have heard.

— kenne

Build This Wall   3 comments

A Teeshirt Found On Twitter

The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state.
That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.

— Justice Hugo Black

Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

I wait for the moment
I’ll return to the trails
as I did for twelve years
beneath Tucson’s blue sky
in some world of youth
and springtime. Give me,
Powers of the Universe,
the springtime but
spare me the child.

— kenne

 

Crested Saguaro   Leave a comment

Crested Saguaro Upon The Saguaros — Image by kenne

Cristate or “crested” saguaros form when the cells in the growing stem begin to divide outward,
rather than in the circular pattern of a normal cactus. This is an unusual mutation that results
in the growth of a large fan-shaped crest at the growing tip of a saguaro’s main stem or arms.

A Tucson Sunset   Leave a comment

A Tucson Sunset — Panorama by kenne

Beautiful sunsets need clouds in the sky.

— kenne

The Trail Is Dusty   Leave a comment

West of Tucson — Panorama Image by kenne

The trail is dusty
Stirred only by our steps,
A soft breeze unable to lift
The dust above our boots

Often coming together as strangers
Sharing a love of the wild
And a desire to hear sounds
In nature’s best.

Nature walks are fine
Surrounded by experts
Who share their knowledge
Born with a feel for the moment

An eye for beauty and form
Nature speaking to the senses
Where nothing is perfect
And everything Is perfect.

— kenne

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm   Leave a comment

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm — Image by kenne

Cat’s Claw Vines In The Neighborhood   Leave a comment

Cat’s Claw Vines In The Neighborhood (Tanuri Ridge) — HDR Images by kenne

The Cat’s Claw

the high nectar bent on a straw
the cat’s claw
a lazy man’s portion
the sound of its slogan
a view from the ocean
into the oven
under the covers
the stomach or the shoulders

balance is the key to power
the milk will sour
read between the lines
a fashionable design
bending the desire
coming down to the wire

— Lal Ratnakar

 

Cartoon de Jour — Mother’s Day   2 comments

Two women are talking beside a cosmetics display in a store.
 
 
“For Mother’s Day, my mom would like the activism of her youth to not be for nothing.”
by Ali Solomon May 5, 2022, in The New Yorker

Petal Wings   Leave a comment

Petal Wings — Photo-Artistry by kenne

My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.

— Dylan Thomas

Nature Doing Its Thing   3 comments

Nature Doing Its Thing — Bee On Prickly Pear Cactus Image by kenne

 

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