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Age Finally Caught-Up With Fox   3 comments

There once was a feisty little dog
whose name was Fox.
He demanded 100 percent from
his human friend, Jill.

In the beginning of their relationship
he was able to get what he wanted,
he needed her and she needed him.
Fox was her baby and he knew it. 

Over time Fox learned to tolerate
others as long as Jill was around,
remaining very jealous of her attention.
Then James came on the scene.

Like his human friends, over time
he got gray, hard of hearing and 
and learning to live with vision lose.
Even so, Jill give him life till the end.

(Fox died May 11, 2019 at the age of 22.)

— kenne

Thanksgiving 2009James and Fox (2009)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFox, Chase, Jill and Joy (Christmas, 2001)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFox and Jill (Christmas, 2001)

Ken&Fox2006-01-15-05-2006 -72Kenne and Fox (2006) 

 

 

Posted July 17, 2019 by kenneturner in Houston, Information, Photography, Poetry

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Hiking the Aspen Draw Loop   1 comment

Aspen Drew Hike 07-05-19-1-72The July 5th SCVN Friday Hikes began at the Sky Valley parking lot
where led guide Phil Bentley greeted everyone and covered the SCVN Safety Rules.
This was a six-mile loop connecting three trails, (Aspen Draw, Mt. Lemmon Trail,
and the Meadow Trail) with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet. 

Meadow Triail Hike 07-23-12One of the interest points on this hike was the Lemmon Rock Lookout staffed by the Forest Service personnel.

Meadow Triail Hike 07-23-12The original tower was erected in 1928.

Aspen Drew Hike Lemmon Rock Lookout-2-72On this day we were able to get a tour of the Lookout
since Phil called ahead and talked to the Forest Ranger on duty at the Lookout this summer.

Aspen Drew Hike Lemmon Rock Lookout-72.jpgThe Osborne Fire Finder.

Aspen Drew Hike Lemmon Rock Lookout-7-72.jpgView down into the Tucson Basin and the Santa Rita Mountains.

Aspen Drew Hike 07-05-19-Panorama-72After the tour, we took a snack break before continuing the hike.

Aspen Drew Hike-4-Phil-72A little music from our leader.

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Aspen Drew Hike-2-72

Lemmon Rock-Mark-IMG-4474-72Always a fun time hiking in the Santa Catalina Mountains. — Images by kenne

 

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchCloudless Sulphur Butterfly — Image by kenne

 

Hiking Sunset and Marshall Gulch Trails   3 comments

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-6-72Hiking Sunset and Marshall Gulch Trails On Mt. Lemmon (July 12, 2019) — Images by kenne

Before beginning our SCVN Friday hike on Mt. Lemmon, we crossed paths with an old friend, Jasmine.
Jasmine is well known to those hiking on Mt. Lemmon.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-72.jpgIt is common for hikers to rest on Sunset Rock taking in the view, especially at sunset.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-2-72Looking down on a part of the Sunset Trail where a group of kids are hiking

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-3-72We pause for the leader to hydrate and take a picture.

Sunset Trail July 12, 2019-4-72Some of the hikers decided to park their asses at Marshall Gulch.

 

Walking The Shoreline At Sunrise   Leave a comment

Playacan Sunrise-72.jpgWalking The Shoreline At Sunrise (Playacar Beach) — Image by kenne

 

Empress Leilia Butterfly Collage   Leave a comment

Empress Leilia Butterfly Collage-72Empress Leilia Butterfly Collage by kenne

 

Mexican Agouti   2 comments

Mexican Agouti-72Mexican Agouti — Image by kenne

These guys could be seen all around the grounds of the Playacar Resort running from bush to bush.

— kenne

 

Posted July 8, 2019 by kenneturner in Information, Mexico, Photography

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