How’s Your Beard?   Leave a comment

“Hey guys, it’s time to grow your beard!”  Bearded Penstemon (Penstemon Barbatus) Image captured on Mt. Lemmon by kenne

Scarlet in color

An attractive love tunnel

Rufous to visit.

— kenne

Hummingbirds Know What To Rely On   1 comment

Hummingbird (1 of 1) blog.jpg

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012

Hummingbird Images by kenne

When we need
to make a very important decision,
it is best to trust the impulse, to passion,
because reason usually tries to 
remove us from our dream,
saying that the time is not yet right.
Reason is afraid of defeat,
but intuition enjoys life and its challenges.

— Paulo Coelho


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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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


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