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Mountain Wildflowers   Leave a comment

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Western Sneezeweed-72Mountain Wildflowers — Images by kenne

“Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.”  

— Gerald De Nerval

 

 

No Time For Despair   1 comment

NogalesPainted Lady — Photo-Artistry by kenne

There is no time for despair,
no place for self-pity,
no need for silence,
no room for fear.

We speak,
we write,
we do language.

That is how civilizations heal.

— Toni Morrison

Fostering the Creation of An Illusion   Leave a comment

Rose Lake August 2012Rose Canyon Lake In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Hiking, watching each step
yet it is possible to look at
various distances engaging
my attention on many points
occurring in space around me.

Living in time passing,
it is easy to contemplate
past times with the present
state to retain its peace —

having combined the moment
with the past, thus fostering
the creation of an illusion
as if some future place and time.

— kenne

Hiking Sunset Trail, A Photo Essay   1 comment

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

— John Muir

Hikers-3-72Yesterday’s SCVN Friday hike took place on the Sunset Trail,
a popular summertime hike on Mt. Lemmon connecting hikers
to Marshall Gulch without having to drive all the way up through Summerhaven.

Hikers-2-72Helen and Ellen ready for the hike.

Hikers-4-72Ricki and Ellen, out guides make a backup copy of the SCVN Sign-in Sheet.

Hikers-5-72Ricki goes over the Safety Rules with the hikers.

Hikers-6-72Barbara and Jeff on the trail.

Hikers-7-72A view from Sunset Rock of the hikers on the trail.

Hikers-8-72Tosh and Liz examining rocks.

Hikers-9-72 Ellen and Ricki have a snake before hiking back to the trailhead.
– Images by kenne

 

Texas Crescent Butterfly   Leave a comment

Texas Crescent Butterfly-1905-Edit-1-72.jpgTexas Crescent Butterfly — Image by kenne

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly,

“one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” 

— Hans Christian Andersen

Balanced Rock   3 comments

Rose Lake August 2012Balanced Rock, Catalina Highway, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

— Alan Watts

 

Mt. Lemmon Lupine   Leave a comment

Lupine-1913-Edit-1-72-3Mt. Lemmon Lupine — Image by kenne

A mountain lupine
Blossoms near the narrow streams
Brightens the shadows.

— kenne

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