Archive for the ‘Wildflowers’ Tag

Look And You Will Find Them   1 comment

Italian Springs 2013Early Wildflowers in Sabino Canyon (Bearded cryptantha) — Image by kenne

Often unnoticed
Small and scattered loneliness
More effort required.

— kenne

Arizona Fleabane Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Arizona Fleabane-Edit-1-blogArizona Fleabane Wildflowers On Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Named after the state
This fleabane loves shaded slopes
Found alone streambeds.

— kenne

Southwestern Prickly Poppy Wildflower   Leave a comment

Southernwestern Pricklypoppy blogSouthwestern Prickly Poppy Wildflower — Image by kenne

Glorious flowers
Found along southwest highways
Careful not to touch

— kenne

Where Have All The Wildflowers Gone   Leave a comment

Wildflowers On the Trail blogSpring 2017 — Image by kenne

Last year about this time
the rolling desert hills were
covered with wildflowers.

That was last year, now
other than a few patches
are few to share on Facebook.

There’s always next year, but
thanks to summer monsoon
the mountains will be covered.

We have everything, we have nothing. 
What do you see today? Some keep
looking, looking and see nothing.

— kenne

Anna’s Hummingbird   2 comments

Hummingbird - Youth blogFemale Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Lack of rain in the Sonoran Desert has reduced the amount of food available for hummingbirds — very few wildflowers this year. But my lemon tree, which is in bloom has been attacking several of these small birds. Plus, I’m not sure how the warmer than normal has affected migration. 

Here in Tucson, you can see hummingbirds year-round in riparian areas and backyards. We are fortunate to have The Paton Center for Hummingbirds, a place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona. It is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity—through recreation, education, and sustainable living.

— kenne

Wildflowers Return To The Burned Forest   3 comments

Chiricahua National MonumantWildflowers return in the spring of 2012 near the Natural Bridge Trail
after a wildfire burned parts of the Chiricahua National Monument in 2011.
— Image by kenne

Be Content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.

— Lao Tzu

Apache Plume Blossom On The Green Mountain Trail   1 comment

Green Mountain Trail-3286 blogApache Plume Blossom On The Green Mountain Trail — Image by kenne

It’s been a very dry autumn in the Santa Catalina Mountains, and there are not a lot of wildflowers still in bloom, so I was pleased to see some Apache plume blooming near the Green Mountain trailhead October 20th. 

— kenne

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