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It’s Hot!   Leave a comment

Red Sunset (1 of 1) blogImage by kenne

It’s hot
No monsoon rains
White flags
Waving in windows
No need to explain.

— kenne

 

Coatimundi In A Willow Acacia Tree — Photo Essay   12 comments

It is common for some Tanuri Ridge residents to walk their dogs on the Circle. This practice was taking place late yesterday afternoon when an animal jumped out of a small tree running to a larger nearby tree.

I just happen to be taking out the trash pickup bin when I was called over to help identify this frightening animal. At first, it was difficult to see the animal among all the many branches of the giant willow acacia tree, but when I spotted the long tail, I knew it was a coatimundi. Coatimundis are occasionally seen in Sabino Canyon and the Santa Catalina Mountains, but rarely in neighborhoods. Note: A good part of the Catalinas and the foothills has not had any rain for four months and we have experienced the hottest June on record so this guy could be here in search of water.

I quickly ran back in the house to get my camera. The late day angle of the sun made getting good photos difficult, however having this beautiful animal up a tree meant he would not be leaving anytime soon.

— kenne

Coatimundi In A Willow Acacia Tree — Photo Essay by kenne
(Click on any image for larger view in a slideshow format.)

Garden Artist — Free In The Moment   Leave a comment

Artist-1952_art blog sharpComputer Painting by kenne

She  labors in each moment
carefully connecting 
lines and colors
to create 
what
inspires the artist
becoming free in the moment.

— kenne

Desert Marigold   1 comment

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Desert Maragold-2756 blogDesert Marigold in Our Yard (June 19, 2017, Tucson, Arizona, 115 degrees)– Images by kenne

Four months without rain
Wildflowers have come and gone
Tell this wildflower.

— kenne

Desert Heat Doesn’t Bother This Plant   Leave a comment

Mexican Bird of Paradice-2758 blog nameImage by kenne

 

. . . to testify against you.   1 comment

Bottlebrush-1489 blogBottlebrush — Image by kenne

“When you call me close to tell me
your body is not beautiful
I want to summon the eyes
and hidden mouths
of stone and light and water
to testify against you.”

— Leonard Cohen

Tanuri Ridge Beauty   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom-1496 art blogTanuri Ridge Beauty — Computer Art by kenne

A cactus blossom 
greeting
early morning
walkers
as the sun rises
casting
long shadows
across
the Catalinas,
opening
not as a rose
lasting
for days
providing only
one brief moment
passing by
I share the
moment.

— kenne

 

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