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Yarrow Wildflower   2 comments

Sunset Trail HikeYarrow  Wildflower (Achillea Millefolium) on Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

a beautiful plant

alive or dry

long lasting

diffidently not a

one-night stand

possessing 

herbal properties

providing a variety

of benefits

throughout the ages

medieval to modern

known for

clotting blood to

increasing intelligence

just ask the 

 Pueblo peoples —

try chewing before

fire-eating.

— kenne

Speak To Me Of Stones   Leave a comment

Arches_20111229_1047 blogDel Sol Arches — HDR Image by kenne

Speak to me of stones
Without stones, there is no arch —
A symbol of strength.

— kenne

Our First Gila Monster Of The Season   Leave a comment

gila monster-1632 blogGila Monster — Image by kenne

Not monsters at all, Gila monsters are one of the few species of venomous lizards on the planet. These carnivores are classified as near threatened and are native to the Sonoran Desert. We saw this lizard moving near and under desert bushes in the Saguaro National Park yesterday. Although these carnivores are classified as near threatened, they can be commonly seen this time of year scavenging for food after spending the winter underground.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Esperero Trail   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Esperero Trail Panorama blogSabino Canyon Esperero Trail — Panorama by kenne

I walked the trail
passing clouds
cast their shadows
of dark gray
on the mountains.
All morning I pondered
the thought of a poem
I may never write
of this moment
missing the words
like the spring wildflowers
that never bloomed,
the land is bare
birds having migrated
south to Mexico.

— kenne

Wild Cotton Seed Pods Art   Leave a comment

MMM 02-04-13Wild Cotton Seed Pods Art by kenne

Wild cotton seed pods
Not much fiber in these guys
Enough for the name.

— kenne

Black Swallowtail Photo Essay– Signs of Spring   6 comments

Black Swallowtail Photo Essay– Signs of Spring by kenne (Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ, February 24, 2018) 

Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place, trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains. Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars. At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with excitement—mating season.

— Edward Abbey

I See You Looking At Me   2 comments

Joy (1 of 1)-3 art blogComputer Art by kenne

Hummmmm

I can see you looking at me
Behind those dark sunglasses
Sending a sign,” I’m ready.”

My doctor says no, not until after
A neurological consultation for
having experienced a possible TIA.

Hummmmm

— kenne

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