A Visit To The Lemmon Rock Lookout In The Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

This lookout perched on Lemmon Rock on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina mountains is a classic landmark. Four years ago today I had a chance to visit it and learn about the structure and its history. Current access by the public is not a easy as it once was.– kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Lemmon Rock Outlook overlooking The University of ArizonaSteward Observatory and a “control-burn” on Mt. Lemmon.

Lemmon Rock Lookout on Mt. Lemmon. The lookout cabin is about 15′ by 15′.

Hiking friend Jim with Gus.

View toward the Tucson valley with a Osborne Fire Finder mounted in the center of the cabin.

View east in the Catalinas toward the Rincon Mountains.

David Medford has been at the lookout since 2010. Here David takes a picture of a group visiting the lookout.

David, supervised by Gus, takes a group picture with the Tucson valley in the background.

View out of the southwest corner of the lookout cabin.

View from behind Osborne fire finder.

Images by kenne

The above plack reads: Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower was erected in 1928. It is the oldest lookout still in use on the Forest. This general locale has been used as a fire lookout since the…

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Posted July 25, 2016 by kenneturner in Information

Life Is Full Of Compromises   Leave a comment

Bird Feeder (1 of 1)-2art blog“Bird Feeder” — Computer Art by kenne

Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.

— Gunter Grass

Golden Columbine Art   1 comment

Aspen Loop To Wilderness RocksGolden Columbine Art by kenne

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

— E. O. Wilson

Bee On Buckbrush   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012

Bee On Buckbrush, Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

I love this planet… I want to see the environment preserved and I want to see the human race preserved. And I’d like to see everybody living decently in a more equitable, kind-hearted, thoughtful, generous world.

— Ted Turner


Common Mullein   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012Bee on Common Mullein Blossoms — Image by kenne

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

— John Muir

Bearded Penstemon Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bearded penstemon (1 of 1) art II blogBearded Penstemon Wildflower (Mt. Lemmon, Arizona)– Computer art by kenne

“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” 

— Stewart Udall

Mother Agnes with Granddaughter Kate — Throwback Thursday   1 comment

EasterKate&Mom-B-W blogMother Agnes with Granddaughter Kate (Easter, April 11, 2004) — Image by kenne

I don’t usually do “Throwback Thursday” postings, but the other day I ran across this photo. Mother could be real entertaining at times.

Kate was probably listening to her grandmother talking to her other son, Tom. Look at Kate’s eyes.

Agnes was a great storyteller and had an identifiable laugh, especially when she was excited.

Once she was entertaining her grandchildren telling stories, I placed a small recorder near her. Like so many things over the years, it got misplaced, or accidentally tossed in a move.

— kenne


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