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“Ooh, It Makes Me Wonder”   4 comments

hiking-1-of-1-2-blogIf There’s A Heaven . . . — Image by kenne

A detour off the trail

Slower hikers miss the turn,

A stairway to heaven.

“Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.”

— kenne

Seeking The Tao Of Observation   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Sunrise II- Art name blogThe Photographer — Image by kenne

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The photographer (artist)
seeks to connect what
is already connected, the
past, present, and future
in a moment of existence
while being a traveler
in other people’s reality
sharing an awareness 
of the present experience. 

An awareness of the moment
with the whole being, the artist
is of the experience —
the essence of existence.
The artist desires to share
the essence, but the resulting image
is about the experience, not
of the experience — 
the Tao of observation.

In the process
of capturing an event
the photographer feels
and sees in the moment,
the Tao of an event —
the Tao that is projected
is outside the moment
hence is not the
essence of Tao.

— kenne

 

Reflections   Leave a comment

water-above-the-dam-0612-art-blogReflections — Image by kenne

Tell me what you see.

It may not be what you think.

Water reflections.

— kenne

Rainbow Over Tanuri Ridge   Leave a comment

Rainbow (1 of 1) blogRainbow Over Tanuri Ridge (September 1, 2016) — Image by kenne

A sunset rainbow

As rain moves off the mountain —

No pot of gold found.

— kenne

 

SCVN Training — Day 1   3 comments

SCVN Day 1

Sabino Canyon Tour Led By David Wentworth Lazaroff (September, 2011) — Image by kenne

Yesterday was day one of training for the 20115/16 Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) class. It was just four years ago that I was part of the 2011 class. This year, as then the first day included a tram tour of the canyon by David Lazaroff, naturalist, author and founder of SCVN.

Like a kid, the first day of class was very exciting, getting to know fellow classmates, our naturalists leaders and meeting David Lazaroff. His book, Sabino Canyon — The Life of a Southwestern Oasis, is a must read for all naturalists in southern Arizona. 

Yesterday’s first day for the new class brought back many memories as I was there to greet the new class members. This morning, before writing this post, I viewed again a video I made in 2011 of Lazaroff’s tour of Sabino Canyon. As per his request, the video is available only for SCVN members.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love going to Sabino Canyon,
a place to come together with nature.

I love the people there,
sharing feelings with nature.

I love being able to see
the beauty of nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love being able to reflect
on the art of nature.

I love close-up encounters
with all things in nature.

I love capturing the moment,
drawing inspiration from nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love learning new ways
to connect with nature.

I love getting to know me
by connecting with nature.

I love finding surprising things
by getting to know nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love the feelings of being alive
by walking with nature.

I love knowing that
forever is the life of nature.

I love knowing that
all that is, is nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

— kenne

This video was first posted on this blog March of 2010, a few months before we moved from The Woodlands, Texas
to Tucson, and a year and a half before beginning training to become a naturalist.
Viewing this video now reminds me how little I knew about the Sonoran Desert,
still it’s a reflection of my love for this southwestern oasis.

To the new SCVN class: If you like Sabino Canyon now, you will learn to love it!

 

Grunge Art Landscape — Now And In The Past Waiting For The Future   Leave a comment

Lake Tahoe Fence (1 of 1)-Grunge Landscape blogGrunge Art Landscape by kenne

“The philosophy of the populists was that you can’t have political democracy if you don’t have economic democracy. Justice Brandeis put it plainly: ‘You can have democracy in this country or you can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but you can’t have both.’ When I get a chance, I go out and talk about this thing, write about it, and preach about it.”

Merle Hansen, 74 (Newman Grove, Nebraska) 
— from “Coming of Age – The Story of Our Century By Those Who’ve Lived It” by Studs Terkel

Storms Move Into The Santa Catalina’s   6 comments

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Storm Building (1 of 1)-5 blogStorms Move Into the Santa Catalina’s (August 31, 2015) — Images by kenne
A reported 5 inches of rain on Mt. Lemmon in the last 24 hours.
My rain gauge in the Catalina foothills recorded .5 of an inch.

Saguaros Under Attack — A Photographic Essay   2 comments

Saguaros are a very slow-growing cactus. A plant two feet in height may be 16 years old on its way to 25 feet and over 175 years old.

In the early years of life they are more susceptible to heat, drought and freezing temperatures. By the time they are five feet or more they have endured many harsh conditions, and in some cases, mistreatment by humans. 

This is a photographic essay of saguaros along a popular trail in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. For some strange reason, some people like to cut the tops off, or in general slice these beautiful icons of the Sonoran Desert. As you can see, most are survivors, continuing their slow growth.

It is not easy to stop aggression toward nature, but through education human aggression can be better channeled. The more people can experience nature, the more likely they will develop positive feeling toward the natural environment. Most people, when asked who they are, will answer by talking about the landscape from which they come, which reflects positive feeling of familiarity and security in that environment.

When I talk
about Sabino Canyon
I mean myself,
my home,
my state of mind.
Some don’t get what I say,
maybe it’s because
we don’t talk the same language.
All I can say to those I meet:
“Try and make it to Sabino Canyon.”

kenne

Damaged Saguaro Cactus in Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for larger view in a slide-show format.)

Nature should be respected if it is part of the home of humans.

Western Smoke BBQ   1 comment

Western Smoke BBQ, Tucson, Arizona — B&W Image with Some Color Masked Through by kenne

I Went Out Today   3 comments

SCVN Hikers (1 of 1) blogSabino Canyon — Images by kenne

I went out today

hiking in Bear Canyon

rock hopping

across the creek 

seven times 

to seven falls —

still integrating 

awareness

with nature.

— kenne

SCVN Hikers (1 of 1)-2 blog

Posted April 3, 2015 by kenneturner in 7 Falls, Information, Nature, Wildflowers

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