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Water On Water — Green Heron   Leave a comment

Green Heron Water In Water (1 of 1) blog“Water On Water” (Green Heron) — Image by kenne

Water on water
The green heron stands, now gone
Alone now — again.

— kenne

 

Wildflowers   3 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013Wildflowers On Mt. Lemmon — Computer Painting by kenne

wildflowers
on the mountain
stories
of peaceful times
yellow
on a confess of
green
bees in flight
back and forth
freedom
under blue skies
Friday hikes
where are they going
doesn’t matter
or does it

— kenne

I Will Touch A Hundred Flowers And Not Pick One   5 comments

Columbine-3199 blogImage by kenne

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

My Mountain Princess   Leave a comment

Golden Columbine-3199 blogGolden Columbine, My Mountain Princess — Image by kenne

My Mountain Princess
Loves shadows and mountain streams
Sounds of moans and sighs.

— kenne

 

 

 

My Weekly Mountain Sojourn   Leave a comment

Golden Columbine-3197 blog IIGolden Columbine On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

We drive the twisting
Catalina Highway
leaving the desert
for alpine forests 
on Mt. Lemmon —  
one hour away. 

Today I guide hikers
on the Aspen Draw
trail among the tall trees
next to the steep slopes
of Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley —
north America’s southernmost.

Wildflowers of the Sky Islands
are in full bloom celebrating
the summer monsoon rains
below the towering conifers —
temperate species of
Apache pine and Chihuahuan pine.

Recent heavy rains
have eroded the trail
exposing trees roots
not always easy to see
in shadows on the trail —
I reminded the hikers.

Moving with more speed
on the downhill return
careful of foot but
not careful enough
as I tripped over a root
now shouldering the pain.

— kenne

 

Sneezeweed & Ferns On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Meadow Triail Hike 07-23-12Sneezeweed & Ferns On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions,
that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

— Alan Watts

A Real Mouthful   5 comments

Mexican Garter Snake AZ Striped Whiptail blogA Real Mouthful ( Mexican Garter Snake Caught a Striped Whiptail Lizard) — Image by kenne

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