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Evening Solitude   Leave a comment

Patio August 2010Evening Solitude — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Only that which does not teach,
Which does not cry out,
Which does not persuade,
Which does not condescend,
Which does not explain,
Is irresistible.

— W. B. Yeats

Two Leaves On A Bench   1 comment

Aspen Draw Trail-8483-Edit-3-art-Edit-1-72.jpgTwo Leaves On A Bench — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Two leaves on a bench
Holding on to each other
Braced against fall winds.

— kenne

 

A Fall Lupine On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Lupine On Mt. Lemmon-72-2A Fall Lupine On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Sunlight shines through the shade
Of a mixed-conifer forest canopy
Spotlighting a beautiful lupine
Not commonly seen this time of year.

Hikers begin using their smart-phones
Eager to capture to share with friends
On their social media pages 
Minus the beauty of being there.

— kenne

Box Camp Trail Nature Hike   Leave a comment

In addition to the regular Friday Hikes,
the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) also offer a Friday Nature Hike.
I usually help guide the regular SCVN Friday Hikes; however, last Friday,
I decided to do the Box Camp Trail with David Dean, as our nature guide.

Mixedd Conifer Displayboard-72.jpgNaturalist David Dean’s Mixed Conifer Forest Display Board

Box Camp Hike-David Dean-2-72David Dean On Box Camp Trail

Box Camp Hike-David Dean-3-72David Dean On Box Camp Trail

Box Camp Hike-David Dean-72David Dean On Box Camp Trail Nature Hike
— Images by kenne

 

Saguaros On The Comeback Trail   1 comment

In September of 2011, I titled a post “Why Would Anyone Do This?” There were several Saguaro cactus that were vandalized on the Bear Canyon Trail in Sabino Canyon.

In August of 2015, I posted a follow-up photo-essay on the damaged cactus.

Recently I photograph the cactus that were damaged, again.

When I talk
about Sabino Canyon
I mean myself,
my home,
my state of mind.
Some don’t get what I say,
maybe it’s because
we don’t talk the same language.
All I can say to those I meet:
“Try and make it to Sabino Canyon.”

— kenne

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Lizard Walk October 2019-8-72

Lizard Walk October 2019-9-72

Lizard Walk October 2019-10-72

Saguara Cactus-72Images by kenne

 

 

 

Hiking Sycamore Canyon/Reservoir Trail   1 comment

Friday Hike Oct. 4, 2019-72

Sycamore Canyon-721st SCVN Fall Hike, Sycamore Canyon/Reservoir Trail  — iPhone Images by kenne

Today, we led a small group of ten hikers on the first Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) fall Friday Hike. This hike is annually done in the fall and spring. The hike is about 5.5 miles, starting in the old Prison Camp (Gordon Hirabayashi Campgrounds) the trail leads to the reservoir that supplied water to the Prison Camp. Click here for more historical information on the Campgrounds.

— kenne

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

 

 

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