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Desert Sunset   Leave a comment

Desert Sunset — Image by kenne

After a blue-sky day

high clouds move in

making perfect the sunset.

— kenne

Low Clouds In The Foothills   1 comment

Low Clouds In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Low clouds remain

in the canyons

of the foothills

after a weekend

of much needed rain.

— kenne

 

A Desert Rainy Morning   Leave a comment

A Desert Raining Morning In The Catalina Foothills — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

–Emily Dickinson

Silent Morning On A Catalina Foothills Rainy Day   Leave a comment

Silent Morning On a Catalina Foothills Rainy Day– Image by kenne

Courtyard Door   Leave a comment

Courtyard Door — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bright desert colors

So sharp in the clear air

Art in Old Pueblo.

— kenne

Catalina Foothills Sunset   Leave a comment

Catalina Foothills Sunset Panoramas (One a Photomerge of two Images, the Other Using Three Images) by kenne — October 22, 2022

Colors transfigure

Sunset clouds over mountains

Photopic vision.

— kenne

Clouds Float By   1 comment

Clouds — Image by kenne

Clouds float by

Just like ships at sea

In the sky.

— kenne

Desert Fall Shadows   2 comments

Desert Fall Shadows —  Image by kenne

Desert fall shadows

Inviting temperatures

Watching the sunset.

— kenne

A Partial Rainbow Over The Catalina Foothills   Leave a comment

A Partial Rainbow Over The Catalinas — Image by kenne

Yesterday we were having a Sonoran hotdog and Copperhead Pale Ale on the porch of the Barrio Brewing Company
when a partial Rainbow began to form beyond the old warehouses in the warehouse district of Tucson. 

About an hour later, a second rainbow was trying to form after arriving home.

 

Moment by moment

The rainbows begins to form

Over the foothills.

— kenne

Curve-billed Thrasher at Patio Bird Feeder   Leave a comment

Curve-billed Thrasher at Patio Bird Feeder — Image by kenne

As I sit on our patio
watching birds land
in near-by mesquites

before flying to the
olive tree on the patio,
then gathering the nerve

to bolt to the bird feeders.
They are not pleased
that I sit on the patio

with a camera in hand.
Soon, the desire to eat
takes priority over fear.

— kenne

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly   3 comments

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo Essay by kenne

with one tail missing

the swallowtail stays on track

not missing a beat

— kenne

Morning Walk In The Catalina Foothills   Leave a comment

Morning Walk In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Let me tell you a story of Nature
and my early morning walks in the
desert. The fragrance of cactus blossoms
and the starkness of its beauty beckon.

Or, is it the silence, like no other, interrupted
only by the hum of bees and tiny species
who materialize when you draw a handful
of sand to your eyes, viewing them as equals.

— from A Desert Walk by Constance La France

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly   2 comments

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly — Image by kenne

The great purple hairstreak, Atlides halesus (Cramer), is a fascinating butterfly.  Although its preferred
and most frequently used common name is great purple hairstreak, it does not have any accurate purple
coloring. A few publications use the name great blue hairstreak, which is more appropriate.
I spotted this guy on our patio

— kenne

Gila Woodpecker   Leave a comment

Gila Woodpecker — Images by kenne

“I enjoy watching the woodpeckers. They don’t fly away until I come quite close to them.”

An Ominous Sign   1 comment

Turkey Vulture — Image by kenne

This turkey vulture landed in a mesquite tree 25’ from our patio.
This was two days after my best friend, Tom Markey had passed away — an ominous sign.
Or, had the bird become a little disoriented because of the monsoon storms?

(My camera lens focused more on the branches than the bird.)

— kenne

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