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Two-Tailed Swallowtail — Photo Essay   2 comments

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.

— Louie Schwartzberg

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Two-Tailed Swallowtail — Photo Essay by kenne

 

 

Back In Tucson After Harvey   Leave a comment

Roadrunner-0295 blogGreater Roadrunner In Patio Olive Tree — Image by kenne

As if to welcome us back, this roadrunner was in the olive tree on our patio. Nice to see you, my friend.

Greater roadrunner
Up in the patio tree
Beep-beep back at you.

— kenne

Skipper Haihu   3 comments

Butterfly-0255-2 blog framedSkipper  — Image by kenne

I’m not sure what kind
Safe to say it’s a skipper —
Tell me if you know.

— kenne

 

Smoke and Fire Sunset   Leave a comment

Firey Sunset-3102 blogSmoke and Fire Sunset — Image by kenne

Time has no divisions to mark its passage,
there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets
to announce the beginning of a new month or year.
Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals
who ring bells and fire off pistols.

— Thomas Mann

Desert Monsoon Skies   Leave a comment

 

storm-july Tanuri Ridge-blogImage by kenne

Storms,

Storms building

Over the mountains —

To the east,

To the north.

Towering,

Towering clouds,

Dry desert heat —

Colliding.

Rain,

Rain cooling the air —

Evaporating.

Wind,

Wind forming a Downdraft —

Bouncing (off the ground).

Curls,

Curls of wind — 

High speed,

Havoc!

kenne

 

 

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   13 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
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