Music In The Canyon, A Photo Essay by kenne (To see larger images in a slideshow format, click on any of the above images.)
Yesterday, Friends of Sabino Canyon had their annual Music In The Canyon fund-raising event and from all appearances, it was a resounding success. Both the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) and the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Patrol (SCVP) were among the many volunteers helping to contribute to the event’s success. By having a children’s area and SCVN information/recruitment booth, we were able to not only entertain children, but show event goers some of the programs we are able to conduct for the community with funds generated by Friends of Sabino Canyon.
This photo essay starts before the gates opened at 11:00 am to after 3:00 pm, which I was able to take during breaks from helping man the SCVN booth.
listen to nature
and hear the music of life
life pursues music
“hello little bird” — Image by kenne
“After The Rain” — Images by kenne
“The weather here is windy, balmy, sometimes wet.
with flowers popping up all over the place,
trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains.
Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring,
sleeping under the new moon and the old stars.
At dawn and at evening
we hear the coyotes howling with excitement -
And lots of fresh rabbit meat
hopping about to feed the young ones with.”
― Edward Abbey
Cactus Wren Atop A Crested Saguaro Cactus — Image by kenne
Photography is a system of visual editing.
At bottom, it is a matter of surrounding
with a frame a portion of one’s cone of vision,
while standing in the right place at the right time.
Like chess, or writing, it is a matter of choosing from
among given possibilities, but in the case of photography
the number possibilities is not finite, but infinite.
– John Szarkowki
“Magic” — Image by kenne
“Everything tells me
that I am about to
make a wrong decision,
but making mistakes
is just part of life.
What does the world want of me?
Does it want me to take no risks,
to go back to where I came from
because I didn’t have the courage
to say “yes” to life?”
– Paulo Coelho
Juvenile Anna’s Hummingbird (?) — Image by kenne
“The right notes can fertilize
the sound of a composition
that it can make the sound grow;
much like adding lemon
to fish or vegetables
that bring out the flavor.
That it’s your sweat.”
– Miles Davis
Broad-billed Hummingbird — Image by kenne