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Prickly Pear Art   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear ArtPrickly Pear Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Did you ever

trip and fall

on a cactus?

Try hiking

Blackett’s Ridge

in the light of

a full moon.

— kenne

View West From Blackett’s Ridge   Leave a comment

Blackett's Ridge-9897-72View West From Blackett’s Ridge Across Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The path to Han-shan’s place is laughable,

A path, but no sign of cart or horse.

Converging gorges — hard to trace their twists

Jumbled cliffs — unbelievably rugged.

A thousand grasses bend with dew,

A hill of pines hums in the wind.

And now I’ve lost the shortcut home,

Body asking shadow, how do you keep up?

— from Cold Mountain Poems by Gary Snyder

Sabino Canyon: View From Blackett’s Ridge   3 comments

Blacketts Ridge March 2011Sabino Canyon: View From Blackett’s Ridge — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Blacketts Ridge March 2011View of Sabino Canyon From Blackett’s Ridge — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“But what is happiness

except the simple harmony

between a man and the life he leads?”

— Albert Camus

Blackett’s Ridge Trail Sunset   2 comments

Tucson sunset (1 of 1)-4-72-3Blackett’s Ridge Trail Sunset (Tucson, Arizona) — Image by kenne

“Once we believe in ourselves,
we can risk curiosity, wonder,
spontaneous delight,
or any experience
that reveals the human spirit.”

— E. E. Cummings

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

 

Blackett’s Ridge Trail Sunset — Festive andFree-Floating   Leave a comment

Blacketts Sunset-Edit-2-72-2Blackett’s Ridge Trail Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

It’s the way we move toward each other
at night, tired, giddy after a day together
or a day apart, flush with newborn plans

for a holiday from daily life, in reality.
We are festive and free-floating. We are
poured out like a bucket of wild berries.

— from “Summer Surprised Us” by Edward Hirsch

Sabino Canyon Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge   2 comments

Blackett's Ridge_Panorama1-72Sabino Canyon Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge — Panorama by kenne

My blog confirms that I have experienced each encounter in my life twice:

once in the world, and once again on the blog.

— kenne

Tucson Basin Panorama   Leave a comment

Blackett's Ridge-9892-Tucson Basin-72Tucson Basin as Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge — Panorama by kenne

“I love to soar in the boundless sky.
In the vast emptiness of the blue,
my soul rejoices
listening to the soundless music
of the wind.”

— from World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird by Banani Ray, 

Cathedral Rock Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge   1 comment

Blackett's Ridge-9876-Cathedral Rock-72Cathedral Rock Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge — Panorama by kenne

soft the sky

fills

and softly

spills

soft the drop

drips

gently down

and soft my foot

falls

soft the ground

and down the ground

fills

gently down

— Hugh Prather

Come With Me   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Panorama(View from Blacketts Ridge- blog.jpgSabino Canyon as Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Come with me to Blackett’s Ridge
To hike a rocky switch-back trail.
A deep gorge designates the end
Overlooking converging canyons. 
White clouds hang from a blue sky.
Now we wait for the sun to go down
When we will return to the trailhead
Under the light of the harvest moon.

— kenne

Where All The Desert Beauty Runs Together — Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Blacket's Ridge Nov 1st 2013-8638 blog IIView from Blackett’s Ridge of Sabino Canyon (11/01/13) — Image by kenne

Canyons, big or small
Gathering nature’s beauty
Takes your breath away.

— kenne

End Of The Trail   Leave a comment

End of the Trail-1 blogBlackett’s Ridge Between Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains
Image by kenne

My days as a hiking guide
May soon have long since passed
But, for this hiker, the trail never ends.

The call of the trail has not silenced
In the course of the coyote’s song
Echoing down through the canyon.

The pace may have slowed,
Canyon walls gotten steeper
Only to be balanced by desire.

But out there in the canyons
The ghosts of young trail runners
Brings back images for the past.

Casting strides to the wind
Hiking trails that have no end
Chasing trail-dust on the wind.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Picnic Site   Leave a comment

Romero PoolsSabino Canyon Picnic Site with View of Thimble Peak (February 2017) — Image by kenne

Thimble Peak (Elevation 5,323 ft.) is a landmark in the Santa Catalina Mountains on the ridge that divides Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon.

— kenne

Blackett’s Ridge Trail   1 comment

blackets-trail-thimple-peak-1-of-1-blogBlackett’s Ridge Trail — iPhone Image by kenne

I exist in thought and action,
continually interpreting each
not knowing myself once and for all,
never being present once and for all.

I exist in mind and body,
continually maintaining each
not by what I know, but
by what I don’t know.

I exist to establish connections
between the spiritual and material
sinking to stabilize self by 
staying connected to nature;

knowing that the world is always 
different for each individual,
as it is for my needs, values
and expectations as they evolve.

I exist to understand my being
to think and feel differently by
learning from the poets,
reading poetry every day.

— kenne

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

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