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A Fall Hike In Madera Canyon   2 comments

Madera Canyon is always a beautiful canyon in which to hike especially in the fall when the
Arizona Sycamores are in color. This SCVN Friday hike, in the Santa Rita Mountains,
provided a nice contrast to our usual hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Madera Canyon-6-72This image is looking down on Madera Canyon below some of the higher pikes in the Santa Ritas
(The highest is Mt. Wrightson on the right with an elevation of 9,453 feet.)
Our hike began down near a dried-up creek bed, then taking us up along the canyon’s edge.
What a beautiful day to be hiking with friends and nature lovers.

Images by kenne

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”

― Albert Camus

 

 

SCVN Elementary Program — Photo-Essay   Leave a comment

Thursday Elementary-72Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) Photo-Essay
— Images by kenne

In every walk with nature
one receives far more than he seeks.

— John Muir

Whimsical Butterfly Art   2 comments

Southern California September 2012Whimsical Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

There’s a naked butterfly
With black and yellow wings
On a yellow body attracted to
Hidden wonders when rain
Washes away desert dust
Letting the world change —
I’m happy to watch the wind.

— kenne

Golden Columbine   1 comment

Golden columbine (1 of 1) art_II-72Golden Columbine — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Be empty.
Be still.
Watch everything
come and go.

This is the way
of Nature.

— Laozi

View From The Patio   Leave a comment

Sunset Panorama-72View From The Patio — Panorama Image by kenne

“When the sun sets, 
or the moon goes down,
it looks like the end.
It seems like a sunset,
but really,
it is dawn.”

— Rumi

 

Sandpipers   1 comment

San Diego 01-15-13Sandpipers — Image by kenne

Sandpipers 

Sandland where the salt water kills the sweet potatoes.
Homes for sandpipers-the script of their feet is on the sea shingles —
they write in the morning,
it is gone at noon-they write at noon,
it is gone at night.
Pity the land, the sea,
the ten mile flats,
pity anything but the sandpiper’s wire legs and feet.
— Carl Sandburg

Desert Orangetip Butterfly   Leave a comment

7 Falls April 2013Desert Orangetip On a Fiddleneck — Photo-Art by kenne

“I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art.
Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception.”

— from “Butterfies” by Vladimir Nabokov

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