Archive for the ‘Catalina Foothills’ Category

Courtyard Door   Leave a comment

Courtyard Door — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bright desert colors

So sharp in the clear air

Art in Old Pueblo.

— kenne

Catalina Foothills Sunset   Leave a comment

Catalina Foothills Sunset Panoramas (One a Photomerge of two Images, the Other Using Three Images) by kenne — October 22, 2022

Colors transfigure

Sunset clouds over mountains

Photopic vision.

— kenne

Clouds At Sunset   2 comments

Clouds at Sunset — Image by kenne

An image of these clouds can only be captured once — “one and done.”

— kenne

Southern Dogface # 7   Leave a comment

Southern Dogface # 7 — Image by kenne

The southern dogface is a common butterfly this time of year here in Tucson,
and they are especially attracted to the Mexican Bird of Paradise blossoms. 

Though nothing can bring back the hour      

Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;     

      We will grieve not, rather find     

      Strength in what remains behind; 

      In the primal sympathy    

      Which having been must ever be;

      In the soothing thoughts that spring       

      Out of human suffering;   

      In the faith that looks through death,     

In years that bring the philosophic mind.

— from 536. Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth

Curve-billed Thrasher at Patio Bird Feeder   Leave a comment

Curve-billed Thrasher at Patio Bird Feeder — Image by kenne

As I sit on our patio
watching birds land
in near-by mesquites

before flying to the
olive tree on the patio,
then gathering the nerve

to bolt to the bird feeders.
They are not pleased
that I sit on the patio

with a camera in hand.
Soon, the desire to eat
takes priority over fear.

— kenne

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly   3 comments

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo Essay by kenne

with one tail missing

the swallowtail stays on track

not missing a beat

— kenne

Morning Walk In The Catalina Foothills   Leave a comment

Morning Walk In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Let me tell you a story of Nature
and my early morning walks in the
desert. The fragrance of cactus blossoms
and the starkness of its beauty beckon.

Or, is it the silence, like no other, interrupted
only by the hum of bees and tiny species
who materialize when you draw a handful
of sand to your eyes, viewing them as equals.

— from A Desert Walk by Constance La France

Gila Woodpecker   Leave a comment

Gila Woodpecker — Images by kenne

“I enjoy watching the woodpeckers. They don’t fly away until I come quite close to them.”

Curve-billed Thrasher At Patio Fountain   Leave a comment

Bath time for this curve-billed thrasher — Image & Video by kenne

An Ominous Sign   1 comment

Turkey Vulture — Image by kenne

This turkey vulture landed in a mesquite tree 25’ from our patio.
This was two days after my best friend, Tom Markey had passed away — an ominous sign.
Or, had the bird become a little disoriented because of the monsoon storms?

(My camera lens focused more on the branches than the bird.)

— kenne

Barrel Cactus Blooming Season   7 comments

Several Barrel Cactus Beginning to Bloom (August 20, 2022) — Images Taken On  his Morning’s Walk by kenne 

Butterfly & Flower — One Of My Favorite Past Images   1 comment

Butterfly & Flower (October 15, 2014) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Colors of summer
Brilliant under a blue sky
Attract butterflies.

— 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

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

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