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Legion Of Saguaros   2 comments

Saguaro Legion In Sun-72Legion of Saguaros (Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Image by kenne

 

A Legion Of Saguaros In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Saguaro Family-72.jpgA Legion Of Saguaros In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Over the years, I have called groups of saguaros everything from a group, grove, and family.
Recently I was told that the correct term is “legion.” So, here you have it.

— kenne

 

Blackett’s Ridge   Leave a comment

Blackett's Ridge-72Blackett’s Ridge — Panorama by kenne

 “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

Joseph Campbell

 

Sabino Canyon Nature Program For Elementary School Students   Leave a comment

One of the subjects we teach is geology, how the Santa Catalina Mountains were
formed, and the importance of water in the formation of Sabino Canyon. Twelve
million years ago, the Santa Catalina Mountains were just a range of hills, but the
earth’s crust in western North America was being stretched. What resulted were
huge blocks with steep vaults forming an up-and-down landscape called the
Basin and Range Province. 

Kenne & 3rd Grade Students-72Naturalist, Kenne Turner with 3rd Grade Students (Sabino Canyon Dam Area)
— Images by Teacher

Sabino Canyon is composed of a hard metamorphic rock called “Catalina gneiss.”
Gneiss contains rock and five minerals; quartz, mica, feldspar, magnetite, and garnets.
Over time water and earthquakes have eroded the gneiss rock carrying smaller rocks
and minerals down streams like Sabino Creek. The minerals are deposited along the
creek edges, which created a natural laboratory to learn about the minerals by panning
for garnets. Need I say, kids love panning for garnets.    

Kenne&3rd Grade Students-72Students panning for garnets in Sabino Creek.

“For many Tucsonans, the canyon is an old friend. We are on a first-name basis.
On a sunny weekend morning, we say, simply, “Let’s go to Sabino.

— from Sabino Canyon: The Life of a Southwestern Oasis by David Wentworth Lazaroff

Sonoran Desert Sunrise   1 comment

Romero PoolsSonoran Desert Sunrise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sonoran desert

The spirit is enlightened

A silent knowledge.

— kenne

Twin Towers   5 comments

Twin Towers-B&W-72Twin Towers (Saguaro Cactus’ In Saguaro National Park-East, January 3, 2020)
— Image by kenne

There is something

about hiking

in the desert —

I’ve met that

something.

If your heart

was like mine

you would get it

and be with me.

— kenne

A Morning Hike In The Park   Leave a comment

Morning In The Park-72A Morning Hike In Saguaro National Park Hike-East (01/03/20)– Image by kenne

On the trail a morning haze

Slowly disappears as the sun

Lifts over the mountains

Across rocks and cactus

Leaving behind still air

Warmed as the sun

Moves desert shadows

Plants shinning with dew

A picture I try to capture

Lost in the passing moment

Hiking the desert trails

Looking down the miles

Collecting memories

To be lost with time

But not in mind.

— kenne

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