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Cactus Blossoms In The Neighborhood — A Photo-Essay   1 comment

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Spring Flowers-3027-72.jpgCactus Blossoms In Tanuri Ridge — Photo-Essay by kenne

 

Sunset Below The Clouds On The Horizon   Leave a comment

Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blogSunset Below The Clouds On The Horizon — Image by kenne

A sunset
we were watching with others
and forget to take it in —
when we looked 
it was gone.

— kenne

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk   Leave a comment

Cooper's Hawk-72.jpgJuvenile Cooper’s Hawk On Patio Fountain — Image by kenne

This Cooper’s Hawk is probably not the guy that captured the Mourning Dove that I posted several days ago (Cooper’s Hawk and Prey). Since doves also frequent the fountain, it is not unusual to see hawks in the olive tree on the patio.

On the morning the dove became the hawk’s prey there were feathers near the patio door. This was not unusual since doves have been known to fly into the patio door leaving a print on the glass and a few scattered feathers. However, this time there were feathers, but no print leaving me to conclude the hawk probably cornered the dove.

— kenne

March 2019Adult Cooper’s Hawk in Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

 

Cooper’s Hawk and Prey   1 comment

March 2019Cooper’s Hawk and Prey — Image by kenne

Returning from a morning walk my eye caught a Cooper’s Hawk flying into a nearby Mesquite tree. After closer observation, I could see the hawk had captured a mourning dove. Since the tree was near my house, I quickly grabbed my camera and began shooting. 

Predator and prey
Each seeking to win the chase
A daily event.

— kenne

 

Memories Are Washed Away   2 comments

We moved to Tanuri Ridge in June of 2010. In February Margarita Berg a resident of this neighborhood passed away. So we never met Margarita, but feel we got to know her through her husband, David.

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David and Margarita would frequently walk their dogs on the trails down by the Tanque Verde Wash. Shortly after we moved here, I discovered the trails and the area designated initially by the Tanuri Ridge developer as a community park.

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Anyone who has walked these trails is aware of Margarita’s memorial on a trail nearest the wash. Located at the base of a mesquite tree, approximately thirty feet from the washes edge.

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During the winter of 2015, heavy rains in the mountains sent a current of water washing away some of the banks of the usually dry wash.

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Then, last week heavy winter participation in the mountains overnight again sent a flash flood down the wash, rerouting the flow.

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Noticing the flow of water from our patio that morning, I waited till the afternoon before going down to the wash.

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As I walked the trail, I could see trail nearest the wash was gone, so too the mesquite tree with Margarita’s memorial.

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The flow of the wash was now down about four feet from its early morning peak. The flooding had been so extensive, socking the land making it too dangerous to go looking for the tree.

I returned the next day to try walking west along the wash.

Looking across the wash, on the newly formed island a tree laid with large roots sticking up. Was this Margrete’s tree?

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I wasn’t sure till I spotted a yellow plastic flower hanging in the debris.

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Once I downloaded the images, I cropped the image of the downed tree. Over the years since 2011, the memorial has been maintained, adding plastic flowers and hanging trinkets from the tree.

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In the early days of the memorial, David would visit the site, dropping rose petals on the memorial plaque.

David Berg 13456 - 2011-05-26 Memorial Tree Des blog

— kenne

Still Life Shadows   Leave a comment

Wasson Peak 01-30-12Still Life Shadows — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Look around the room
Still life shadows on the wall
Moving with the light.

— kenne

Adding Color to Sparrows   1 comment

birdfeeder-art-82Adding Color to Sparrows — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sparrows are common
No color in black and white
I paint with hue lights.

— kenne

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