Archive for the ‘Monsoon Rains’ Category

Monsoon Lightning Over the Catalinas   1 comment

Lightning 7-19-10Monsoon Lightning Over the Catalinas — Image by kenne

The monsoon is here
Waves of precipitation
Greening the desert.

— kenne

Star Power   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13“Star Power” Silverpuff Blossom In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Islands in the sky
High above the desert floor
Share the monsoon rains.

— kenne

 

Looking for Sonoran Toads in Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Above the Dam-2971 blogThe monsoon rains bring new life to the Sonoran Desert. This past week has experienced some very good rain fall, especially in the mountains. The start of the monsoon season brings out the Sonoran toads, but they breed in water, and even with the recent rains we have had several months of no rain and Sabino Creek remains dry. The above photo was taken this morning, but based on sighting a few miles up the creek, there maybe water flowing over the dam by night fall.

Sonoran Toads-2964 blogDown from the dam, there are few pools of water that Jeanne, Dan and I explored this morning and found some toads. The mating season will last only a few days, so with more rain expected today and tomorrow, and with water coming down the creek, the toads will probably be very active the next couple of days.

— kenne

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Sonoran Desert Monsoon Sunset   1 comment

Monsoon Sunset blogSonoran Desert Monsoon Sunset (Tucson Arizona) — Image by kenne

The monsoon is here

rolling over the mountains

soaking the desert.

— kenne

Monsoon Sunset   Leave a comment

Monsoon Sunset-3409-2 blogSunset After the First Monsoon Rains (July 10, 2017)– iPhone Panorama by kenne

 

. . . I would stand,   1 comment

Monsoon Sunset (1 of 1) blogMonsoon Rain at Sunset in Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

. . . I would stand,
If the night blackened with a coming storm,
Beneath some rock, listening to notes that are
The ghostly language of the ancient earth,
Or make their dim abode in distant winds.
Thence did I drink the visionary power;
And deem not profitless those fleeting moods
Of shadowy exultation: not for this,
That they are kindred to our purer mind
And intellectual life; but that the soul,
Remembering how she felt, but what she felt
Remembering not, retains an obscure sense
Of possible sublimity. . . .

— William Wordsworth

Mexican Yellow on a Mexican Bird of Paradice   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchMexican Yellow Butterfly on a Mexican Bird of Paradice — Image by kenne

Many butterfly images
before one good one.

Another butterfly
flies by, I focus
on a yellow one.

Snap, and Snap again,
trying to be invisible
in the bright sunlight.

A cloud moves by,
shooting manually,
I change settings.

Why shoot manual?
Prefer working with
options, having choices.

The sun comes back out
only to give way
to more clouds.

Wind gusts 
move the flowers
as butterflies move on —

it is the monsoon season,
distant thunder

is a reminder.

— kenne

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