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Regal Horned Lizard   Leave a comment

Rose Lake July 2013Regal Horned Lizard — Image by kenne

Not a horny toad
A lizard with lots of class
Blinding with the ground.

— kenne

Where The Desert Meets The Sea   4 comments

Beach at High Tide-1013 blog“Where The Desert Meets The Sea” (El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site On the Sea of Cortez) — Image by kenne

Puerto Peñasco
Where the desert meets the sea
Beauty in contrast.

— kenne

An Active Osprey Nest   3 comments

Near where we were staying in Puerto Peñasco, I spotted what looked like an active Osprey nest.

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After a closer investigation, I was able to see an osprey sitting this carefully created work of art. There are no trees on the desert coast of the Sea of Cortez, so the Osprey makes good use of any structure high off the ground.

Once confirming that the nest was active, I started looking around for the mate. That’s when a spotted the other osprey on a nearby power pole, already expressing some displeasure with my being too close to the nest.

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The two Ospreys began calling to one another. As I moved closer to the sentry Osprey, he turned and flow to a distant pole.

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The feathers of this hawk always seem ruffled due to when diving after fish, Ospreys completely submerge themselves underwater and still are able to fly away with their prey. Most other fish-eating birds of prey can only pluck fish from the surface of the water as they fly by. Like all birds of prey, Ospreys are amazing animals. 

— kenne

Desert Marigold   1 comment

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Desert Maragold-2756 blogDesert Marigold in Our Yard (June 19, 2017, Tucson, Arizona, 115 degrees)– Images by kenne

Four months without rain
Wildflowers have come and gone
Tell this wildflower.

— kenne

Out On The Trail   Leave a comment

Romero Pools“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.

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Kate And Her Boys Are Coming Sunday   1 comment

Bailey's Visit (86) blog IIKate, 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.

Bailey's Visit (12) Granddad & Nick blogGranddad 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.

— kenne

Christmas Decorations In The Desert   Leave a comment

D500 PhotosChristmas Decorations In the Desert — Image by kenne

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