Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Category

Don’t Fence Me In   1 comment

Don't Fence Me In-B&W blogDon’t Fence Me In — Image by kenne

the West
invented itself,

then
reinvented itself — 

first by cowboys,
then
by landowners,

which changed its
tone and image,

so much so
 now only the
makings of myths,

not history.

— kenne 

 

Sabino Canyon Sunrise   Leave a comment

sunrise-1-of-1-7-blog ISabino Canyon Sunrise — Image by kenne

We are part of the universe,
we have the essence of the earth in our bones,
oceans in our blood and stars in our mind’s
desire to reach out and be more.

— Casey Kochmer

“Farewell, faithful explorer.”   2 comments

Sunsets 12-06-15-9804 blogImage by kenne

“There are times in this world when things just line up
when everything is just about perfect.
A child’s laugh, a desert sunset and this morning.
It just couldn’t have been better,” 

said Cassini spacecraft program manager Earl Maize as the spacecraft tumbled out of control while plummeting more than 76,000 mph into Saturn.

“Farewell, faithful explorer.”

Star Power   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13“Star Power” Silverpuff Blossom In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Islands in the sky
High above the desert floor
Share the monsoon rains.

— kenne

 

Looking for Sonoran Toads in Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Above the Dam-2971 blogThe monsoon rains bring new life to the Sonoran Desert. This past week has experienced some very good rain fall, especially in the mountains. The start of the monsoon season brings out the Sonoran toads, but they breed in water, and even with the recent rains we have had several months of no rain and Sabino Creek remains dry. The above photo was taken this morning, but based on sighting a few miles up the creek, there maybe water flowing over the dam by night fall.

Sonoran Toads-2964 blogDown from the dam, there are few pools of water that Jeanne, Dan and I explored this morning and found some toads. The mating season will last only a few days, so with more rain expected today and tomorrow, and with water coming down the creek, the toads will probably be very active the next couple of days.

— kenne

Images by kenne

 

Sonoran Desert Monsoon Sunset   1 comment

Monsoon Sunset blogSonoran Desert Monsoon Sunset (Tucson Arizona) — Image by kenne

The monsoon is here

rolling over the mountains

soaking the desert.

— kenne

Sneezeweeds Among The Ferns   Leave a comment

Sneeze Weed-2891 blogSneezeweeds Among the Ferns (June 30, 2017) — Image by kenne

we hike Aspen Loop
high above the desert heat
our summer retreat

sneezeweeds among ferns
along Mt. Lemmon’s stream
a trickle of life

— kenne

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