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Silverpuff Blossom and Seeds   Leave a comment

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampSilverpuff Blossom and Seeds — Image by kenne

When picturing a wildflower
I see the blossom
not the seeds.

Picture a dandelion
a pretty yellow wildflower
not named after its
annoying seeds.

Picture a silverpuff
a pretty yellow wildflower
with toothed rays
radiating star-like points

only to be named after its
beautiful seeds —
a secondhand blossom.

— kenne

Wildflower Art   Leave a comment

Heartleaf Goldeneye-1256 art blogHeartleaf Goldeneye (April 13, 2017) — Computer Art by kenne

But it’s all still there in my heart and soul.

The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure —

they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days to come,

like a treasure found and then, voluntarily, surrendered.

Returned to the mountains with my blessing.

It leaves a golden glowing on the mind.”

— from Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside” by Edward Abbey, 

Stages   2 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013“Stages” (Silverpuff Wildflower) — Image by kenne

“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wildflowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”

— Shannon L. Alder

 

Suddenly It’s Spring . . . Again   2 comments

Sweetwater Trail Wasson Peak“Suddenly It’s Spring” — Image by kenne

Suddenly it’s spring
Colors of winter
Turning into yesterday’s
Dark inner soul.

Suddenly it’s spring
Winter’s fading landscape
Exploding bright colors
Nature’s paint by numbers.

Suddenly it’s spring
Renewing old dreams
My wanderlust drifting
Opened to the sky.

Suddenly it’s spring
Nature’s voices sing
Awaken longing spirits
Laced with poetry.

Suddenly it’s spring
Tamed love burns
Attracted by fire colors
A virgin again.

Suddenly it’s spring
Fresh silky skin
Milk and honey
Luring new loves.

Suddenly it’s spring . . . again.

kenne

The Fairy Duster Loves To Dance   Leave a comment

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Fairy Duster Wildflower and Visiting Bee — Images by kenne

The fairy duster
loves to dance
moving to the beat
of the breeze.

She attracts
dancing partners
spreading her dust
on passing bees.

— kenne

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013

Bee On Fiddleneck Wildflower   2 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Bee On Fiddleneck Wildflower — Image by kenne

Wildflower

“you cannot catch a wildflower”
       he says.
             “you are my wildflower.”

I am lost inside myself
my personal paradise
my own euphoric insanity
could I be as manic as I sometimes believe
to feel as if my soul lives in the earth beneath my feet
and stretches from the root of every tree to the tips of their leaves
exhaling me into the sky to float with the wind from meadow to meadow
I stand with arms stretched
spinning in circles like a tiny tornado
grazing the tips of each blade of grass with my fingertips
dancing with my pointed toes upon dewy petals
breathing in the heavens of the earth
feeling as if the sun was shining from within me
my world could not exist without this insatiable lust for life
you cannot hold me and shelter me under the dark roof you flourish in
I am a wildflower
I need the meadows, the sky, the sun, the air, the freedom

— Amour de Monet

The Sonoran Desert In Bloom   1 comment

Southerland TrailMexican Poppies and Desert Lupines Blooming in the Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

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