Archive for the ‘Wildflowers’ Tag

Desert Star Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Desert Star-72Desert Star Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Some beautiful things
Like small desert wildflowers
Hide among the rocks.

kenne

Mariposa Lilies   3 comments

Mariposa Lily-72Mariposa Lilies (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

Life has to have the plenitude of art.

— Edward Hirsch

Honey Bee On London Rocket Wildflower   1 comment

Bee On London Rocket-3-72Honey Bee On London Rocket Wildflower — Image by kenne

The London Rocket is a naturalized weed native to Europe. It is most common in riparian areas, fields, drainage ditches, and in vacant lots. Because of the timing of desert winter rains this year, this weed seems to be everywhere. “The common name ‘London rocket’ comes from its abundance after the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was also noticed on bomb sites after the Blitz.”

— kenne

A Spring Bouquet   Leave a comment

spring bouquetA Spring Bouquet — Image by kenne

The same wildflowers, a different spring.
What matters is that it is spring.
What matters is that they return each spring.
What matters is each spring will be different.
What matters most is that the same wildflowers
           always return with each different spring.

— kenne

More Alike Than Different   2 comments

Where Did You Come From? (1 of 1) blog“Welcome To Our Party” — Image by kenne

you look different

but look beyond the surface

we are more alike

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers   1 comment

Picacho Peak

King Canyon Trail To Wasson Peak, Revisited   1 comment

A couple of weeks ago some of us did our annual King Canyon trail hike to observe the wildflowers, which in the past was part of our hike on up to Wasson Peak. However, this year the plan was not to go all the way to the Peak. I hate to admit it, but time is beginning to catch up with us. So, the best I can do is to revisit a posting from six years ago. My days of cheating time might be running out.

— kenne

King Canyon To Wasson Peak

Kings Canyon Trail — Images by kenne

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Wildflower Slideshow by kenne

King Canyon To Wasson Peak

Panorama of Wasson Peak Near The Top

SCVN guided hike to Wasson Peak via Kings Canyon trail, which is about a seven mile (roundtrip) hike and elevation gain of 1,900 ft.
Some of our hikers made only the Kings Canyon trail to the first saddle since we were experiencing unusually warm record-setting temperatures (the mid-90’s).

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people
are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home;
that wilderness is a necessity…”
― John Muir

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