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Lemmon’s Ragwort   Leave a comment

Lemmon's RagwortWildflowers (1 of 1) blog IILemmon’s Ragwort — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Lemmon’s Ragwort
relatively rare plant
in the United States
found only in
southern parts
of Arizona.

— kenne

Mexican Garter Snake with a Mouthfull of Arizona Striped Whiptail Lizard   Leave a comment

Mexican Garter Snake AZ Striped Whiptail-2-72Mexican Garter Snake with a Mouthfull of Arizona Striped Whiptail Lizard — Image by kenne

 

Mariposa Lilies   3 comments

Mariposa Lily-72Mariposa Lilies (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

Life has to have the plenitude of art.

— Edward Hirsch

Each day I find the most marvelous things in the desert . . .   Leave a comment

Sonoran Spring-0743-72Springtime In The Desert — Image by kenne

Each day I find the most marvelous things in the desert
that for most people are the ordinary, the common,
the simple and tangible.
It’s important to always give the desert a second take.

— kenne

Hiking To The Top   3 comments

kenne-art-blogPhoto-Artistry by kenne

would love to feel
old abilities
coming on strong
weaken more by age

still trying
to spread
my wings
mountains on the left
mountains on the right

reaching deep inside
opening those
old doors
releasing those
old strengths

I can climb
I know I can
I can climb
to the top

in search
of those old feelings
now only in my dreams
trying to deal with
too much stuff

still can’t get enough
keep on climbing
sucking more air
a whole lot of air

I can climb
I know I can
mountains on the left
mountains on the right
still, miles to go

one switchback at a time
posing
for the fleet of foot
and young at heart

as I catch my breath
I can climb
I know I can
under indigo skies
mountains to climb
following old images

painted with the
brush of experience
sometimes I get lost
in a lapse of time
lapse into a blur

this time around
as I near the top
looking out over
my imagination

life is more
dramatic

extreme
highs and lows

time to rest
slowed by the winds
blowing dust, when
suddenly the winds stop

all the windmills stop
a vision of death
where are the desires?
where are the myths?
where are the models?

I’m at the top
the view is exciting —
true excitement
comes only
from being there.

–kenne

Naturalist Bruce Garrett, May He Rest In Peace   8 comments

Gneiss WalkBruce Garrett with His Talking Stick, Standing On A Gneiss Rock — Image by kenne

Most of this decade SCVN member Bruce Garrett led a geology walk, called “Gneiss Walk” in the Sabino Canyon Recreational Area. It has been a very popular walk, not only because he was very knowledgeable but because he was very entertaining. He loved talking to people.

Bruce will be dearly missed by all who had an opportunity to walk with him in Sabino Canyon and learn about the geology of the Santa Catalina Mountains. 

— kenne

Gneiss WalkKenne, Bryna, and Bruce in Sabino Canyon

 

Snow In Tucson Panoramas   2 comments

Last week we had two inches of snow in Tucson and 2.5 feet on Mt. Lemmon and by the time these images were taken most of the snow in the basin had melted. It was beautiful while it lasted.

Tucson Snow Panorama-2-72The Catalina Mountains in the Sabino Canyon area.

Tanuri Ridge-72-3The Catalina Mountains as seen from Tanui Ridge

Baboquivari Mountains-72-2The Baboquivari Mountains — Panoramas by kenne

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