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Common Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

Common Sneezeweed in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

A sign of spring in the upper elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

I Walked The Mountain Trail   Leave a comment

Western Honey Bee On Chicory   Leave a comment

Western Honey Bee On Chicory Wildflower — Image by kenne

Western honey bee

On chicory wildflower

Spring is everywhere.

— kenne

Aspen Colors On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Aspen Colors On Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

On top of Mt. Lemmon

the setting sun casts shadows

honoring this priceless moment

concealed in the colors,

sunk deep in the flesh.

— kenne

Santa Catalina Paintbrush Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Santa Catalina Paintbrush Wildflowers — HDR Image by kenne

“So I ran, fearing not where I’d go
When a flower grows wild
It can always survive
Wildflowers don’t care where they grow.”

— Dolly Parton

Spring In The Santa Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

Spring In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Upper Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Upper Sabino Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains, as Seen from Blackett’s Ridge — Image by kenne

For ten years, I have hiked many trails

In these Santa Catalina Mountains. 

Stopping from time to time to watch things

As nature goes about its many changes.

White clouds gather above canyons and peaks.

The blue sky makes a good quilt as 

The Sabino Canyon trail goes on and on.

— kenne

Blackett’s Ridge Trail   Leave a comment

Hiking Blackett’s Ridge — Image by kenne

We were hiking on Blackett’s Ridge

When the view called me over

For a moment of meditation —

The existence of a beautiful view

Is to take time to stop. 

— kenne

Poppies Are Popping   Leave a comment

Poppies are Popping In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

I dream of a quiet man
who explains nothing and defends
nothing, but only knows
where the rarest wildflowers
are blooming, and who goes,
and finds that he is smiling
not by his own will.

— Wendell Berry

Catalina Mountains Snow At The Lower Elevations   Leave a comment

Catalina Mountains Snow At The Lower Elevations — Image by kenne

It’s mid-morning, and the snow we received here in Tanuri Ridge has melted.
Also, the clouds covering the Santa Catalina Mountains have moved on. 

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Morning, February 28, 2023   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Morning, February 28, 2023 — HDR Image by kenne

A morning walk in the desert

can be so invigorating

to the body

and the soul —

try it sometime.

— kenne

Snow At Lower Elevations Of The Santa Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

Snow At Lower Elevations Of The Santa Catalina Mountains (February 26, 2023) — Images by kenne

We have had snow at higher elevations (Mt. Lemmon) for weeks till this morning, with clouds blocking and view of the mountains.
Slowly the clouds began to open, showing the temperatures had remained low enough for snow to accumulate. Our patio rain gauge
recorded 1/4″ of rain here in the foothills.

— kenne

Friday Morning Walk   Leave a comment

Snow on Mt. Lemmon — iPhone Image by kenne

Clear skies, low thirties

Snow on the Catalina’s

For this morning’s walk.

— kenne

Snow On The Mountain   Leave a comment

A view of the Tucson basin from near Windy Point Vista with thimble peak in the center-right. — Image by kenne

March by march I puzzled through ’em,

turning flanks and dodging shoulders,

hurried on in hope of water,

headed back for lack of grass;

till I camped above the tree-line —

drifted snow and naked boulders —

felt free air astir to windward —

knew I’d stumbled on the Pass.

— from The Explorer by Rudyard Kipling

A Sabino Canyon Morning   Leave a comment

A Sabino Canyon Morning — Image by kenne

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