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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

Wildflowers   3 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013Wildflowers On Mt. Lemmon — Computer Painting by kenne

wildflowers
on the mountain
stories
of peaceful times
yellow
on a confess of
green
bees in flight
back and forth
freedom
under blue skies
Friday hikes
where are they going
doesn’t matter
or does it

— kenne

Painted Lady On Western Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

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Painted Lady-3221 blogPainted Lady On Western Sneezeweed — Image by kenne

In the meadow of the valley, 
Where wild flowers are roaming free.
There are multitudes of colors
And their backdrop forest greens.

— from The Meadow by Robert Edgar Burns

Arizona Fleabane Wildflower   1 comment

Arizona Fleabane-3172_edit blogArizona Fleabane — Image by kenne

“May your life be like a wildflower growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.”

— Native American Proverb

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