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Bighorn Fire Images — Marty Horowitz   2 comments

DSCN5396 edit big horn fire sabino smoke-72Bighorn Fire (Sabino Canyon Smoke) — Images by Marty Horowitz

 

Saguaro Cactus Are Being Destroyed By The Bighorn Fire   3 comments

Ventana Canyon - Clouds-Edit-1-art-72Lower Ventana Canyon (02/20/15) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Bighorn Fire has been burning for days in Ventana Canyon.
I love hiking in this beautiful narrow canyon. The lower part of
this canyon contains a lot of desert plants, such as the saguaro cactus.
This Sonoran Desert signature cactus is not adaptive to fire.
Thousands have already been destroyed by the Bighorn Fire.
It may take hundreds of years to return, if at all. Sad, very sad.

— kenne

Ventana Canyon (1 of 1)_Art-72Ventana Canyon (Note Invasive Grass in the Foreground) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Santa Catalinas Are Covered In Smoke   1 comment

Ventana Canyon Smoke-2-72Smoke covers the Catalinas today. With the use of Photoshop and a Dehaze filter,
I created this less smokey image. — kenne

Under androgynous sky
Sun or moon
Father or mother

The camera never lies
But the photographer
Knows how to fib

— Patrick Jennings 

(The Bighorn Fire remains only 19% contained.)

Bighorn Fire In Ventana Canyon   6 comments

Ventana Canyon Fire-2-72Ventana Canyon is where we first hiked in the Catalinas in ten years ago.
Since then, I’ve hiked the trail into the canyon a least twice a year.
This image was taken last night (June 19, 2020).

Bighorn Fire-Ventana-2-72This image is what it looked like this morning. Before dawn, you could still see the fireline.

Bighorn Fire-Ventana-72I decided to drive up Craycroft Road to get a closer look. As the sun got higher in the east
I was able to get this image. It’s a good thing I had a mask, the smoke and smell were pronounced.
(Because of COVID-19, the county has mandated everyone wear a mask in public.)
— Images by kenne

Ventana Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Ventana Canyon-Pano-72Ventana Canyon — Panorama by kenne
(In this image, you see the Tucson basin with the Santa Rita Mountains in the distance.)

“Life is like riding a Bicycle.

To keep your balance,

you must keep moving.”

— Albert Einstein

Narrow Trail In The Canyon   2 comments

Ventana Canyon (1 of 1)-2-Edit-1-72Narrow Trail In The Canyon — Image by kenne

Picture taking time

On a narrow canyon trail

As the clouds move in.

— kenne

Hiking Ventana Canyon — December 13, 2019   3 comments

Ventana Canyon-8-72Hiking Ventana Canyon — December 13, 2019 — Photo-Essay by Kenne

Ventana Canyon is one of several narrow canyons in the southern front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona. This hike is usually scheduled each fall and spring by the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists, which involves crossing water over a dozen times.

— kenne

 

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