Archive for the ‘Wildflowers’ Tag

Sleepy Orange & Dainty Sulphur Butterflies   Leave a comment

Sleepy Orange & Dainty Sulphur Butterflies On Narrow-leaf Aster Wildflowers (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

“And anyway, what is the difference between self-knowledge and self-obsession?
One encourages a defeat of the ego, the other encourages a feeding of the ego.
One a deeper experience of connection to ourselves, which enables a more 
nourishing connection to others. The other, disdain for the deeper needs of the self,
which leads to disdain of others.”

— from On Connection by Kae Tempest

Early Morning Walk In The Canyon   2 comments

Early Morning Walk In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Desert flower blow

Blighting early morning walks

What more can you want?

— kenne

 

Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers On Green Mountain Trail   1 comment

Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers On Green Mountain Trail — HDR Image by kenne

Indian paintbrush

Red flowers on Green Mountain

Beautiful moments

— kenne

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers   2 comments

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers (East End Park, Kingwood, Texas) — HDR Image by kenne

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed.

They’re meant to be loved & admired.”

— Anthony T. Hincks.

A Sonoran Desert Valentine   2 comments

Fairy Duster Wildflowers — HDR Image by kenne

She loves the mystical

power of flowers,

its bloom symbolizing 

the human existence,

opening oneself to love.

 

As spring embraces the desert,

among the first to appear

is the dazzling fairy duster.

Present everywhere —

on hillsides, washes, and grasslands

throughout the Sonoran Desert.

 

These beautiful flowers

covey a touch of magic,

of having mystical powers,

charming her —

this mystical flower

in a mystical land.

— kenne

A Sign of Spring In The Desert   Leave a comment

Bigelow’s Bristlehead — Image by kenne

You can photograph wildflowers

 Over and over and over 

And tell a different story 

In every one.

— kenne

Bee On Fairy Duster Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bee On Fairy Duster Wildflower (July 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

The draft of this posting was done in late July before we went on our August road trip.
However, many photos later, just today, I noticed this unpublished draft —
Better late than never.

— kenne

 

Common Mullein   Leave a comment

Common Mullein — Image by kenne

A single moment of understanding
can flood a whole life with meaning.
— Anonymous

The Flower That Smiles Today   Leave a comment

Western Sneezeweed — Image by kenne

The flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow dies;
All that we wish to stay
Tempts and then flies.
What is this world’s delight?
Lightning that mocks the night,
Brief even as bright.

— from The Flower That Smiles Today by Percy Shelley

Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush   1 comment

Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush — Image by kenne

Love is like wildflowers;
It’s often found in the most unlikely places.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bee On Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Bee On Goldeneye — Image by kenne

“We are plants which—

whether we like to admit it to ouselves or not—

must with our roots rise out of the earth

in order to bloom in the ether and to bear fruit.”

— from Works by Johann Peter Hebel

Fiddleneck Wildflowers   1 comment

Fiddleneck Wildflowers — Image by kenne

always take the time
when you are walking outdoors
to look more closely

nature surprises
keep eyes wide open

— kenne

 

Lacepod Mustard   Leave a comment

Lacepod Mustard — Image by kenne

Lacepod Mustard is a common species found throughout Arizona in various habitats below 4,000 feet. 

It has a distinctive rounded or oval-shaped fruit with small perforations around its perimeter. 

The plant is rather drab-looking and inconspicuous, but the distinctive rounded fruits are most exciting and

appealing. I captured this image along the Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon, April 2013.

— kenne

Early Blooming Wildflowers on Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Early Blooming Wildflowers on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains (May 17, 2021) — Images by kenne
Click on any image to see the flowers with descriptions in a slideshow formate.

Another Year of Few Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Another Year of Few Wildflowers In The Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

Spring wildflowers in the Sonoran desert depend on fall and winter rains. When there are little to no rains, as
has been the last few years, then there are few wildflowers in the spring. The above image is in the Molino
Basin, where in non-drought years, there are plenty of wildflowers to photograph. This year there are only a
few patches to be found.

— kenne

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