Yellow-Eyed Junco — Grunge Art   3 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Yellow-eyed Junco — Grunge Art by kenne

Yellow-eyed junco
Perched upon a broken branch —
Lights, nikon, action.

— kenne

Long-Legged Green Grasshopper   Leave a comment

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Green Grasshopper-0721 blogLong-legged Green Grasshopper On a Sacred Datura Blossom — Images by kenne

 

My Sonoran Rose   Leave a comment

De Anza TrailMy Sonoran Rose — Computer Art by kenne

My Sonoran rose
A moment of encounter
Each and every one.

— kenne

 

Capturing Moments To Remember — Five Naturalists Hike To Thimble Peak   3 comments

This was a memorable hike four years ago. It was a beautiful, but very windy day in the Santa Catalina Mountains. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Thimble Peak-1 blogPanoramic Image from the Mountain Meadow Below Thimble Peak On The Right — Images by kenne

As Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN), we spend a lot of time in the Canyon and the Santa Catalina Mountains leading children and adults on outdoor activities. One of the iconic images of the Canyon is Thimble Peak. It can be seen from the Sabino Canyon Recreational Area Center, the tram ride up through the Canyon, Bear Canyon and many of the area’s hiking trails.

One very popular trail is Blackett’s Ridge trail located between Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon. This difficult hiking trail ends about a mile from Thimble Peak, separated by a deep ravine — “So close, yet so far,” is the thought most people have when reaching the end of the Blackett’s Ridge trail. Serious rock climbers might venture on, but most adventurous hikers look for other options for hiking to…

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Posted November 17, 2017 by kenneturner in Information

Cutleaf evening primrose   1 comment

Bear Wallow LeavesCutleaf evening primrose Image by kenne

An evening primrose
Just drifting in the moment
Even though I hide.

kenne

Female Phainopepla Returns To The Canyon   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-0628 blog IIFemale Phainopepla in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

After spending the summer at the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains, phainopeplas have returned to the lower Sabino Canyon.

— kenne

Dried Wildflowers   1 comment

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Seeds-0669 blogDried Wildflowers — Images by kenne

 In the fall
beauty takes on
a different form
changing colors

minus the fresh
softness of spring.

— kenne

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