“Moccasin” — Beetle Paths Art by kenne
”The genuine artist is never “true to life.”
He sees what is real,
but not as we are normally aware of it.
We do not go storming through life
like actors in a play. Art is never real life.”
— Wallace Stevens
New Mexico Groundsel (Green Mountain Trail, Santa Catalina Mountains, April 22, 2016) — Image by kenne
Just living is not enough…
one must have sunshine, freedom,
and a little flower.
— Hans Christian Andersen
The Grays Have It! — Greater Roadrunner Image by kenne
Perched up in the tree
Not lesser than the greater
Looking good to her.
Naturalist, Joan Tedford
Annually, the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) gather to celebrate the completion of the year (June 1-May 30) by sharing comradeship, food, stories, awards and introduce the new SCVN board to the membership. This event is always special, this year even more by giving Joan Tedford (“List Lady”) a much deserved SCVN Emerita award. Joan was recognized by Naturalists Debbie Bird, Edi Moore, Heather Murphy and author Frank S. Rose. — kenne
(Images and Video by kenne)
Cactus Blossoms — Abstract Art by kenne
It’s a frantic time in the neighborhood. We are still waiting for the quail eggs on our patio to hatch, but will running the morning I had to stop twice for quail chicks and adults to cross. This morning’s sightings included chicks about the size of those in the image below. The smallest were having trouble getting up over the curb.
Verdin Nest — Grunge Art by kenne
Free as a Bird
You may desire
to be free as a bird, not
understanding your proper
part within the whole,
meaning your ultimate destiny
is not in your hands, but
caught in a conflict
between the forces of
freedom and duty.