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2019 Packathon Feeding Tucson’s “Hunger Community”   1 comment

packathon-722019 Packathon at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tucson (January 6, 2019) — Image by kenne

Thirty SCVN members and spouses were among 400 people Sunday
packing breakfast meals to feed 50,000 people in Tucson’s
“hunger community” in less than one 1 1/2 hours.
This was the seventh year of the Packathon organized by St. Paul’s MC
and the 2nd year Joy and me participated.  This is an all-inspiring event. 

— kenne

Lower Pima Canyon   Leave a comment

lower pima canyon-edit-4-art-72Lower Pima Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

This canyon is an entrance
from the city to the wilderness
where I have emerged longing
for a life different yet familiar
and pleasing surrounded by
the shadows of darkness.

— kenne

A Christmas Day Walk   2 comments

vermilion flycatcher-2-art-72Vermilion Flycatcher On Christmas Day –Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mid-morning on Christmas Day,
I walk the nearby wash.
The morning sun dissolves
An overnight dusting of
snow on the lower mountains.

There is little movement or sound
In the brush, the once dusty trail
Now packed by the winter rains.
Limbs of dead trees point everywhere
No longer making use of water.

— kenne

Siesta Shadows   3 comments

colors-on-the-wall-blogSiesta Shadows Create Colors On The Wall — Image by kenne

When walls become art
The roving eye embraces
Siesta shadows.

— kenne

Sticks and Stones Art — Photo-Essay   1 comment

Tanuri Ridge includes about 40 acres along the Tanque Verde wash,
which runs into the Rillito River.
Thirty-six years ago there were concrete picnic tables
under several big cottonwood trees.
Since that time there has been a flood washing away the tables
and a fire that destroyed many of the trees.
Now it is frequented by people walking their dogs and horseback riders,
and yes, photographers like myself.

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When we moved to Tanuri Ridge in 2010,
I went for a walk down by the wash 
and discovered
different forms of nature sculpture alone the trails.

 

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Someone was taking sticks and stones to create art.

 

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Over the years, some of the art would be removed while new appeared.

 

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I began to ask around and learned the art was probably the work of
David and Margarita Berg.

 

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David was a resident of Tanuri Ridge when we move here.
During my first walk down by the wash,
I discovered a memorial to Margarita Berg.
Previously, I had met David in the community,
so I called him and asked if I might interview him
for a newsletter I was preparing for Tanuri Ridge — he agreed.
Click here for a link to that posting I wrote on David and Margarita, June 8, 2011.

 

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David no longer lives in Tanuri Ridge,
but it is evident that he returns to maintain Margarita’s memorial,
which has the same signature as the Tanque Verde wash art —
sticks and stones.

— kenne

 

 

SCVN 1st 2019 Hike   Leave a comment

SCVN Friday Hike January-72 .jpgImage by kenne

About eighteen hikers took part in the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN)
1st hike of the year (January 4, 2019) on the Pontatoc Ridge trail.

Pontatoc Ridge trail
A steep, rocky canyon hike
Beautiful vistas.

— kenne

The Clouds Above   Leave a comment

CloudsThe Clouds Above — Image by kenne

Silence accepts their shape
Each a face in the sky
Changing as beams of light
Shine on their own truth.

— kenne

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