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Bur Marigold Wildflower — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Bur Marigold-2-Edit-1-blogBur Marigold Wildflower (December 2018)– Photo-Artistry by kenne

Early morning hike
Alone the east canyon wall
In chilly shadows.

Talking to old friends
“Snowbirds” returned from the north
Getting back their legs.

November showers
The canyon is greening up
Wildflowers in blown.

Trees along the creek
Are showing their fall colors
Red, yellow, orange.

Of leaves twisting down
We return along the creek
No more tangled minds.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon’s Phoneline Trail   Leave a comment

Hiking the Phoneline Trail-Edit-1-art-blogHiking Sabino Canyon’s Phoneline Trail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rocky and narrow
High above the canyon floor
Tis a ridge winder.

— kenne

The Artist Exists Because . . .   2 comments

Cooper's Hawk-0814 art blogPhoto-Artistry by kenne

“The artist exists because the world is not perfect”

– Andrei Tarkovsky

Deer By Water Photo-Artistry   4 comments

Deer by Water-Edit blogDeer By Water Photo-Artistry by kenne
The goblets of dawn
are smashed.
The weeping of the guitar
begins.
Useless
to silence it.
Impossible 
to silence it.
-- from The Guitar by Federico Garcia Lorca

Cooper’s Hawk Fledging   Leave a comment

Cooper's Hawk (1 of 1)-7-2 blogCooper’s Hawk Fledging In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Cooper’s Hawk Fledging
No young hawk eyes left behind
High above the dam.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Mockingbird   Leave a comment

Mockingbird DSC_1531 blog IISabino Canyon Mockingbird — Image by kenne

Northern mockingbird by name,
I call him Sabino Canyon
because that’s where I saw him
atop what may be a favorite
berry eating perch as evidenced by
the seed dropping beneath him.

— kenne

Where All The Desert Beauty Runs Together — Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Blacket's Ridge Nov 1st 2013-8638 blog IIView from Blackett’s Ridge of Sabino Canyon (11/01/13) — Image by kenne

Canyons, big or small
Gathering nature’s beauty
Takes your breath away.

— kenne

Verdin On A Brittlebush In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Even with last week’s good rainfall, most brittlebush plants are not blooming as would normally be this time of year. We have had a very dry winter, even so, these two plants were located near one another. 

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Brittlebush-1178 blogBrittlebush Blooming in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

 

Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Desert Scene-0674 art blogSabino Canyon — Computer Painting by kenne

Sand and rocks
Floor of the canyon
Home for plants.

Water flows
Down from the mountains
Nurture life.

— kenne

Wild Cotton Still-Life — A Place To Start   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Oct. 1, 2012Wild Cotton Still-Life by kenne

A place to start

look at you
kenne g
you have taken multi-tasking to a fault

you need to be
more focused
uncomplicated

this is what they tell me
information is good
opinion
music
poetry
photo art
all are good

but, you are inexorable

demurred, I say
I do what I do
because I can

maybe you can’t,
you’re the problem
not me

all things are connected
not an isolated island
I choose to stay linked
open secret places
plant seeds
harvest thoughts
bucket ideas

but, you discard mind droppings

I mix and match
generating energy
to form inspiration

feel the heat
see the stream
it’s all shit

the shit sits
generating food
for tomorrow’s ideas
powering the music
stand up and dance
when I’m not here
there will be a place to start

but, you can add to my pile

— kenne

(I wrote this poem November 2008 in response to being told that my blog needed to focus on one thing like photography, music, poetry, or art not many things — advice not taken.)

 

Cactus Wren Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Bird WalkCactus Wren Grunge Art by kenne

Once in every lifetime
a little bird may come
alone and forgotten
knocked down by the sun.
Every man may choose
to turn and walk away
or take the bird into his hand
and bid him stay.

— from “I’m Strong But I Like Roses” by Ron McKuen

Seeking The Tao Of Observation   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Sunrise II- Art name blogThe Photographer — Image by kenne

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The photographer (artist)
seeks to connect what
is already connected, the
past, present, and future
in a moment of existence
while being a traveler
in other people’s reality
sharing an awareness 
of the present experience. 

An awareness of the moment
with the whole being, the artist
is of the experience —
the essence of existence.
The artist desires to share
the essence, but the resulting image
is about the experience, not
of the experience — 
the Tao of observation.

In the process
of capturing an event
the photographer feels
and sees in the moment,
the Tao of an event —
the Tao that is projected
is outside the moment
hence is not the
essence of Tao.

— kenne

 

Out On The Trail   Leave a comment

Romero Pools“Out On the Trail” — Image by kenne

Southern Arizona trails are very busy this time of year and unfortunately keeping search and rescue crews busy. Those of us who are frequently hiking the Santa Catalina Mountains are aware of some of its dangers. However, many of our winter visitors are not prepare for the rough terrain. This past Sunday the DPS copter crew had six rope rescues in the Catalinas, a one-day record.

kenne

Upper Sabino Canyon Panoramas   Leave a comment

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hutchs-pool-panorama5-blogUpper Sabino Canyon Panoramas by kenne (February 10, 2017)

Valley in the sky

Surrounded on all sides by

Majestic ridges.

— kenne

Crossing Creek On West Fork Trail   Leave a comment

The SCVN Friday Hike last week was to Hutch’s Pool. This is a hike that is about eight miles from Tram Stop 9, which saves another eight miles by not hiking from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. About twenty hikers were hiking the Sabino Canyon Trail to the intersection of West Fork and East Fork trails. The East Fork goes to Sycamore Canyon, the West Fork to Hutch’s Pool. There are two water crossing to Hutch’s Pool, the first providing the lesser challenges of the two. Still, on this day the water was swift, just below the knee and ice cold.

Because of recent rains and snowmelt on Mt. Lemmon, the water flow was much higher than normal causing most hikers to turn back or take the East Fork to Sycamore Canyon. Five hikers decided to go on to Hutch’s Pool. The images and video or of their return crossing at the creek near where the Fork trail connects to the Sabino Canyon Trail.

Crossing Creek On West Fork Trail — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Video by kenne

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