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Looking for Sonoran Toads in Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Above the Dam-2971 blogThe monsoon rains bring new life to the Sonoran Desert. This past week has experienced some very good rain fall, especially in the mountains. The start of the monsoon season brings out the Sonoran toads, but they breed in water, and even with the recent rains we have had several months of no rain and Sabino Creek remains dry. The above photo was taken this morning, but based on sighting a few miles up the creek, there maybe water flowing over the dam by night fall.

Sonoran Toads-2964 blogDown from the dam, there are few pools of water that Jeanne, Dan and I explored this morning and found some toads. The mating season will last only a few days, so with more rain expected today and tomorrow, and with water coming down the creek, the toads will probably be very active the next couple of days.

— kenne

Images by kenne

 

Yellow Columbine — I Bow My Head   Leave a comment

Columbine-1943-2. art Enso blogEnso by kenne

The Universe lingers;
I bow my head. 

— Ranzan

Sunset   Leave a comment

Sunset- blog IITwo Merged Photographs

Sunset--3 blog IITwo Merged Photographs

Sunset--2 blog IISunset Panoramas (May 30, 2017) — Three Merged Photographs by kenne

Sunset

Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth.

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs-

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Sonoran Desert Sunrise   Leave a comment

Giffords OfficeSonoran Desert Sunrise — Image by kenne

The many will follow the beaten track
With guideposts on the way.
They live and have lived for ages back
With a chart for every day.
Someone has told them it’s safe to go
On the road he has traveled o’er,
And all that they ever strive to know
Are the things that were known before.

— from “The Things That Haven’t Been Done Before” by Edgar Guest

Reflections   1 comment

Reflections-1201 III blogReflections — Image by kenne

The empty vase, longing to be filled,
Waits patiently in the sink
For someone to turn on the faucet

The empty vase, full of love
Denies the fact that at this moment
It is just an empty vase

In a land where everyone is an empty vase
It is the human’s job
To hold all the flowers

Even an empty vase
Is fully capable
Of holding its own weight

— from “The Empty Vase” by Scot Warren

Palo Verde Blossoms Cover The Ground   Leave a comment

Palo Verde Blossoms Fall-1197 blogFalling Palo Verde Blossoms
Image by kenne

 

A Gilla Monster Outing   Leave a comment

gilla monster -1151 blogGilla Monster — Image by kenne

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