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Sonoran Desert Tortoise   Leave a comment

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

— James Bryant Conant

desert tortoise (1 of 1) blogSonoran Desert Tortoise (Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

The Sonoran Desert Tortoise is a large terrestrial turtle with a rough, keelless carapace that is gray to orange-brown, the plastron is not hinged, the hind limbs are elephantine, the front feet are shovel-like, and a prominent median projection extends forward from the front of the plastron (gular shield). For more than three decades, the Sonoran Desert Tortoise has been the subject of considerable conservation planning and action, much of which was adapted from conservation of the Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), a species listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. 

In 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the Sonoran Desert Tortoise warranted listing as a threatened or endangered species.  Since that time it has been a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act. (Source: Tucson Herpetological Society)

Distant Friends   1 comment

Our good friends from Porter, Texas, Ken and Mary Harris,
spent several days with us before continuing the western swing through Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.

— kenne

Ken & Mary Visit-72Joy, Mary, and Ken, Mission San Xavier del Bac

Ken & Mary Visit -- Sabino Canyon-2-72Mary, Ken, and Kenne In Sabino Canyon Recreational Area

Mary On Mt. Lemmon-72Mary On Mt. Lemmon

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends!
Like the mellow rays of the departing sun,
it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” 

– Washington Irving


Flame Skimmer   1 comment

Flame SkimmerArt-72.jpgFlame Skimmer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I love to see the sunshine on the wings of the Dragonflies…
there is magic in it.

— Ama H.Vanniarachchy

Western Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Western Sneezeweed- Mt. Lemmon-72Western Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

We tend to seek captivity
because we are used to seeing freedom
as something that has neither frontiers
nor responsibilities.

— Paulo Coelho


We Are Like Butterflies   Leave a comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Monarch-2-art-72Monarch Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

–Carl Sagan

Blue Dasher — Photo-Artistry   2 comments

Blue Dasher-art-72.jpgBlue Dasher — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Photography is a way of escaping from other people’s world.

— kenne

Duck In A Pond   Leave a comment

Sweetwater 09-21-13-8039-Edit-1-Duck-Art-2-72Duck In A Pond — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Honesty is a long lost art form resigned to the archives of famous quotes
and a few lone ducks in a pond of hypocrites.

— Travis Hedrick

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