Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Category

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail-2970 blogPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

This butterfly has arrived,

I watch wondering

if it knows of its 

new freedom

still holding on to a host 

in a new beautiful  

yet tragic existence  

with three perceptions 

of life in one world.

— 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

Images by kenne

 

Pineneedle Milkweed Pod   Leave a comment

Pine Leaf Milkweed Pod-33 blogPineneedle Milkweed Pod — Image by kenne

umbel-like blossoms
leaving behind a seed pod
pineleaf milkweed
      seeds fly away from the pod 
            oh where have all the seeds gone

-- kenne

Cactus Wren Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren Grunge Art-0297 blogCactus Wren Grunge Art by kenne
Art tries to create
     creates 
many possible futures
     futures
in each moment 
     moments
of existence
     existences
choosing reality
     realities 
from our experience
     experiences.

-- kenne


House Wren — An Artistic Technique   Leave a comment

House Wren-0294 art blogHouse Wren — Grunge Art by kenne

“. . . an artistic technique is discipline in spontaneity and spontaneity in discipline.”

— Alan W. Watts

 

Queen Butterfly — Remember Me   Leave a comment

. . . with each encounter, 

Queen Butterfly-1717 blog

Bear Canyon Trail-1728 blogQueen Butterfly — Images by kenne

i pick
up your breath and
remember me

— Sonia Sanchez

 

Sabino Dam in June — NOW WE WAIT   Leave a comment

Sabino Dam Panorama blog-Sabino Dam in June — Panorama by kenne

NOW WE WAIT

The creek has run dry
now we wait
now we wait for rain
from monsoon storms
soon to form
over 
desert mountains
now we wait
now we wait daring
these days of dust.

— kenne

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