Father and Sons   Leave a comment

sabino-creek-father-sons-1-of-2-art-blogFather and Sons — Computer Art by kenne

Every father should remember that one day his sons

will follow his example instead of his advice.

— Charles F. Kettering

National Public Lands Day Is September 24th   Leave a comment

invasive-plants-1-of-1-pampas-grass-blogPampas Grass In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

For many, pampas grass is an ornamental landscape plant, for others it’s an environmentally dangerous plant that crowds out indigenous desert plants and can become kneeling for wildfires. Sabino Canyon has a lot of pampas grass, fountain grass, buffel grass and other invasive plants. The battle to remove these invasive plants continues on National Public Lands Day as Sabino Stewards (Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists) and community members will be digging, pulling, and bagging invasive plants near the Sabino Creek area. This activity is one of several activities that will be taking place in the Coronado National Forest September 24th on Public Lands Day. All fees are waived for the day.

— kenne

Once an invasive species arrives, it’s about impossible yo get rid of it.

— Sean Hanna

Zion National Park Snapshots   Leave a comment

“It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Zion National Park Snapshots
(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Images by kenne

“Life is a great adventure…accept it in such a spirit.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Bryce Canyon Snapshots   Leave a comment

Geological fact: Bryce Canyon isn’t actually a canyon.
It’s actually a natural amphitheater.

(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Bryce Canyon Snapshots by kenne
This beautiful land of hoodoos is best view at sunrise or sunset. 
Unfortunately
these images were taken around mid-day — still a beautiful National Park to visit.
Named after pioneer and cattleman Ebenezer Bryce, who once said of the canyon,
“One hell of a place to loose a cow.”

“Paiute Indian history says the colorful,
wildly-shaped hoodoos were ‘Legend People’ 
who were turned into stone by the trickster god Coyote.”

. . . and I thought the roadrunner was the trickster!

 

Joy In Bryce Canyon   Leave a comment

joy-1-of-1-3-blog-framedJoy, Bryce Canyon National Park (September 15, 2016) — Image by kenne

Be willing to have it so.
Acceptance of what has happened
is the first step to overcoming
the consequences of any misfortune.

–William James

Bryce Canyon National Park — Two Panoramas   1 comment

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bryce-panorama-1-of-1-2-blogBryce Canyon National Park — Panoramas by kenne

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures
that we can have if only we seek them
with our eyes open.

— Jawaharlal Nehru

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Panorama   Leave a comment

zion-snapshots-panorama-1-of-1-blogZion-Mount Carmel Highway Panorama (Zion National Park, September 15, 2016) — Image by kenne

To live for some future goal is shallow.
It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

— Robert M. Pirsig

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