Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Category

Upper Sabino Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Upper Sabino Canyon In the Santa Catalina Mountains (November 18, 2011) — Panorama by kenne

A light wind 
As we hike
Up through
The canyon
Late fall
Eight miles
Out and back

— kenne

Corner Shadows   Leave a comment

Corner Shadows — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Ominous Monsoon Clouds   Leave a comment

Ominous Monsoon Clouds Over Tanuri Ridge, Tucson, AZ — Image by kenne

Far on the desert rim, the thunder breaks
And white clouds turn to steel above the plain.
Now it will rain.

— Sylvia Lewis Kinney, “August,” in Arizona Highways, 1968

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly — Ragged Around The Edges   Leave a comment

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly, Ragged Around the Edges — Image by kenne

these wings are fragile

ragged around the edges

low erratic flight

— kenne

Surprise, Surprise!   4 comments

This Greater Roadrunner in Sabino Canyon Just Came Running Up To Me — Surprise, Surprise!
Image by kenne

Greater Roadrunner on Patio Wall   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner on Patio Wall — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Greater Roadrunners often walk our patio wall near the water fountain.
The hot days of summer make visits more frequent.
Waiting for to say, “Hello in there, hello.”

— kenne

Moon Over Sweetwater   Leave a comment

Moon Over Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

A walk in the park

Audubon naturalists

Recording sighting

— kenne

Purple Cactus   Leave a comment

Purple Cactus — Image by kenne

“I’m Not Like The Others!”

Mountain Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Mountain Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii) — HDR Image by kenne

The mountain spiny lizard is the cousin of the desert spiny, whose coloring blends more with the desert than the mountain forests.

Mt. Lemmon Wildflower   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Wildflower (Mountain Marigold) — Image by kenne

Sunlight breaks through
After a heavy downpour
Turning the trail into a stream
Breaking off above the creek
Lush green and yellow colors
Coming into being on the slopes
Of my favorite mountain trail
A shadow network of sunshine
Through the trees as juncos
Twittering calls echoes in the woods.

— kenne

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly   Leave a comment

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly — Image by kenne

Wings and saddlebags

Will travel around the pond

Only to return.

— kenne

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

 “Love is like wildflowers;

It’s often found in the most unlikely places.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Phainopepla Photo Painting   Leave a comment

Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

This beautiful bird

Looks like a black cardinal

You should guess again.

— kenne

Dove In Flight   Leave a comment

Using Visiting Mourning Doves on the Patio to Practice for the Tucson Audobon Festival (August 10-13) in Southeast Arizona. 

“Bird watching is now North America’s second most popular outdoor activity (second only to gardening).”

― Bernd Brunner

Morning Walk View Of The Catalina Foothills   Leave a comment

Morning Walk View Of The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Early morning rains left behind some low-hinging clouds over the Santa Catalina Mountains’ front range.

 

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