Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Category

Mockingbird, Mockingbird   1 comment

Mockingbird-72-2.jpgMockingbird in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

No one knows what is going to happen 
in the next few minutes
and yet people still go forward, 
because they have trust,
because they have faith.

— Paulo Coelho

Phoneline Trail In December   Leave a comment

Phoneline Trail In December — Image by kenne

Phoneline Trail runs along the eastern slope of Sabino Canyon. Created to carry supplies up to Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon.
Later, the first phone line from Tucson to Mt. Lemmon ran along the trail. If you look carefully at the higher elevations,
you can find broken lines and insulators on the ground.

— kenne

Creosote Seed Pod   2 comments

Creosote Seed Pod — Image by kenne

If the blue sky is a fantasy,
what will become of innocence?
What will become of the heart
if Love has no arrows?

And if death is death,
what will become of poets?
and things in a cocoon
which no one remembers?
Oh sun of hopes!
Clear water! New moon!
Dull souls of stones!
Today I sense in my heart
a vague tremor of stars
and all roses are
as white as my sorrow.

— from Autumn Song by Federico García Lorca

Blackbeard The Bird   Leave a comment

“Blackbeard” (Black-throated Sparrow) — Image by kenne

 

Missing The Kids In The Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Kenne with Elementary School Kids In Sabino Canyon — Image by Teacher

Starting in October of each year Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN)
teach elementary school kids about nature five days a week, However, because
of the pandemic classes will not be coming to Sabino Canyon till at least next October. 

— kenne

Feel The Sun   2 comments

Cactus Wren On a Dead Limb — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Our Earthly seasons are a consequence not of our proximity to our star,
but rather they are due to the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth relative to the
Earth-sun plane, known as the celestial ecliptic. Literally speaking, axial tilt
is the reason for the seasons.”

Feel the Sun!

Stages   Leave a comment

Wildflower Stages of Life — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.

Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.

— Robert Browning

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail   Leave a comment

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail — Image by kenne

We name time when we say:

every thing has its time.

This means:

everything which actually is,

every being comes and goes at the right time

and remains for a time during the time allotted to it.

Every thing has its time.

— Martin Heidegger

Cactus Wren   1 comment

Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

What is a fish without a river?

What is a bird without a tree to nest in?

What is an Endangered Species Act without

any enforcement mechanism to ensure

their habitat is protected? It is nothing.

— Jay Inslee

 

Sabino Canyon Saguaros   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Saguaros — Image by kenne

At every moment of our lives,

we all have one foot in a fairy tale

and the other in the abyss.

— Paulo Coelho

California Primrose   2 comments

California Primrose-72

California Primrose — Image by kenne

What would this world
be without yellow follows? 
No beauty, not life.

— kenne

Female Phainopepla Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I look at the bird and only slowly over the years see it /

who has seen me from the first”

— from Hen Harrier Poems by Colin Simms

 

Wild Cotton Blossom   Leave a comment

Wild Cotton Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Turning pink in time
Beginning a virgin white
It is nature’s way.

— kenne

Boy And His Girlfriend   1 comment

No Way To Hike In The Desert! — Image by kenne

No water.

No hats.

No hiking boots.

No sunscreen.

No common sense.

No way!

— kenne

White-winged Dove   Leave a comment

Whitewinged Dove-72White-winged Dove — Image by kenne

“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church,
by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church,
by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. 
My own mind is my own church.

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian,
or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions
set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and
monopolize power and profit.”

―  from The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

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