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Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #9   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Field of Western Sneezeweed Along Mt. Lemmon’s Meadow Trail (08/21/12) — Image by kenne

Bur Marigold Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bur Marigold Wildflower (Bidens aurea) Blooms in September and October
in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Considered the most spectacular of the genus Bidens,
the Bur marigold is not a very common plant.
“Bidens” means “having two teeth,” which references
the hairlike appendages on the fruits.
A deciduous perennial forb.

— Frank S. Rose

Revising Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #8   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Thurber cinquefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #7   1 comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Coulter Hibiscus Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #2   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Birdbill Dayflower — Image by kenne

“The flowers emerge one at a time from large, green to maroon-tinged, hairy to hairless,
folded, boatlike spathes (leaf-like bracts) with an elongated, tapering tip that resembles a bird’s bill.
The individual flowers have 3 blue petals, fertile and sterile stamens with blue, hairless filaments,
and 3 staminodes (sterile stamens) with yellow, cross-shaped antherodes (sterile anthers).
The lowest flower petal is somewhat smaller than the other 2 petals. The flowers only last for a day.
The flowers are followed by seed capsules that mature within the spathes. The leaf sheaths are
maroon-streaked and wrap the stems. The leaf blades are green, hairless to hairy,
and linear to linear-lanceolate in shape. The stems are green to maroon-tinged,
succulent, erect to ascending, and unbranched or sparsely branched.”

— Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and Plants

Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #1   Leave a comment

The Big Horn fire this summer caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Richardson’s Geranium (07/30/14) — Image by kenne

Mt. Lemmon August Images From The Past   1 comment

fendler-nightshade--72Mt. Lemmon August Images (07/30/14) — kenne

Raven On A Rock   Leave a comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Raven On A Rock with Bearded penstemon Wildflowers — Image by kenne

 

Molino Basin Flowers   1 comment

Yucca Blossom-72Yucca Blossom in Molino Basin (April 24, 2020) — Photo Essay by kenne

 

 

Holding the hope of morning
I walk down the Arizona trail

mission to photograph flowers
in the dry cool mountain air

looking for objects I do not have
nurtured in the space of time.

Now in late April mountain flowers
take on a long life brought about by

elevation changes and summer rains
pushing flowers into warped time.

— kenne

Springtime On The Trail   Leave a comment

Spring Time Hiking Trail-72Springtime On The Trail — Image by kenne

Poppies and lupines

Seem to stand at attention

As we pass on by.

— kenne

 

Spring Morning   Leave a comment

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Desert Spring Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Spring Morning

O day—if I could cup my hands and drink of you,
And make this shining wonder be
A part of me!
O day! O day!
You lift and sway your colors on the sky
Till I am crushed with beauty. Why is there
More of reeling sunlit air
Than I can breathe? Why is there sound
In silence? Why is a singing wound
About each hour?
And perfume when there is no flower?
O day! O Day! How may I press
Nearer to loveliness?

— Marion Strobel

I Capture The Present For Future Musing   Leave a comment

Hutches PoolHoney Bee On a Camphorweed Wildflower, Late Fall In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

I move closure to
Mastering the medium
With each photograph.

The camera’s eye
Reveals an uncharted world
Waiting to be launched.

Time is running out,
So I capture the present
For future musing.

— kenne

Little Wildflowers Along The Trail   Leave a comment

St. John's Worts-72-2St. John’s Worts Wildflower — Image by kenne

There they were, just there
Yellow fireworks shooting off
In a field of green.

— kenne

Beautiful Lupines Blooming On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

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Lupine-3-72Lupines Blooming On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

 

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

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