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Turkeys On The Run   Leave a comment

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Wild Turkey #9 On Mt. Bigelow In The Santa Catalina Mountains (Note tag on the back of the turkey) — Images by kenne

Wild turkey # 9

Sounded a yelping warning,

I was in her sight.

Maybe a decoy

No sign of other turkeys,

Yelping continues.

— kenne

Beautiful Lupines Blooming On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

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Lupine-3-72Lupines Blooming On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

 

New Mexico Raspberry Blossom   Leave a comment

New Mexico Raspberry Blossom-72-2New Mexico Raspberry (Mt. Lemmon, AZ) — Image by kenne

 

Summer Hiking Season On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Old Ski Run Hike-5-72The SCVN Friday Hikes began this past Friday (June 7th) with a short hike up to the old ski run.
Ricki Mensching loves leading this hike each year
and the opportunity to share some the history of the original ski run on Mt. Lemmon.

Old Ski Run Hike-8-72.jpgAs the hikers gathered at the base of the ski run they noticed smoke coming from a camp fire on up the ski slop.
Campers had left the camp fire without making sure the fire was out. Sadly, this kind of happening is not unusual.
We call 911 and the nearby Summer Haven fire department came and extinguished the fire.

On this same day a very large uncontained forest fire began burning in the Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix.
This marks the beginning of the fire season in Arizona, most all of which are man-made.

Old Ski Run Hike-10-72After getting the fire under control, Ricky continued her narration on the old ski run,
before continuing the hike to the top of the ski run.

Old Ski Run Hike-6-72Images by kenne

HELP PREVENT FOREST FIRES!

 

 

Sneezeweed Among The Ferns   Leave a comment

Sneeze Weed-2891-Edit-1-art-72Sneezeweed — Photo-Artistry by kenne

In among the ferns

Yellow daisy-like flowers,

The sneezeweed stand tall.

— kenne

 

 

Hedgehog Blossoms   Leave a comment

Dutch John & Pool DoveHedgehog Blossoms, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

 

Whiteflower Cinquefoil Wildflower   Leave a comment

Whiteflower Cinquefoil-72Whiteflower Cinquefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

Many of us have begun our summer hikes at the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
It’s still early for wildflowers to begin to bloom, but I did spot the whiteflower cinquefoil on the Mt. Lemmon trail.

— kenne

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