“Out On the Trail” — Image by kenne
Southern Arizona trails are very busy this time of year and unfortunately keeping search and rescue crews busy. Those of us who are frequently hiking the Santa Catalina Mountains are aware of some of its dangers. However, many of our winter visitors are not prepare for the rough terrain. This past Sunday the DPS copter crew had six rope rescues in the Catalinas, a one-day record.
Kate, Matt, Nick and Joy (April 2011) — Images by kenne
In April of 2011, Grandson Nick, and parents Kate and Matt visited us here in Tucson. At that time Nick was five. Tomorrow, Nick and mom Kate return with Jaxon, grandson number two who will be five in May. Matt will be taking care of things back in Ft. Collins. Last time we saw the boys was two years ago in Ft. Collins. We are looking forward to a great week in the desert.
Granddad and Nick at The Pima Air & Space Museum (April 2011)
I have a daughter and two grandsons
who live in the beautiful city of Ft.Collins.
I have a son and a beautiful granddaughter
who live in Atascocita, a sea level village in Texas.
Christmas Decorations In the Desert — Image by kenne
Western Window On the Past — Image by kenne
The wind moves unnoticed through the window
like the memory of forgotten times
punctuated by years of drought
where water no longer moves
atop the creek beds, and cattle no longer roam,
each not sustainable in the basin
below the Peloncillo Mountains
where desert bushes and cactus
have replaced the grasslands
near Doubtful Pass trail once used by
the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach Company.
Broken Branch — Computer Art by kenne
by the storm
a bolder wall
aged by the sun
now gray and white —
old and broken
but still alive.
Savannah Sparrow in a Mesquite Tree (Sabino Canyon, January 1, 2016)– Image by kenne
The sparrows are preparing for winter,
each one dressed in a plain brown coat
and singing a cheerful song.
— Charles Kuralt
Creosote Seed Pods — Grunge Art by kenne
Fuzzy-white seed pods
Decorate the creosote bush
A plant of the ages.