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Sabino Canyon Brings Joy To ASHA Members From Around The Country   1 comment

ASHA Group (1 of 1) blog framedMembers of American Senior Housing Association with SCVN Guides Dan (Dusty) Granger and Ed Rawl (November 7, 2014) — Image by kenne

Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled images for larger view in a slideshow format.)

This past week executives belonging to the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) attended a conference at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson. An arrangement was made months ago for members interested in hiking in Sabino Canyon to be shuttled the short distance from the resort to the canyon. Thirty members spent approximately 2 1/2 hours hiking led by Dan Granger, Ed Rawl, and myself. We divided into three hiking groups, one a less demanding hike led by Dan and two more difficult hikes led by Ed and me. The demanding hikes were four miles, combining several trails (Esperero, Rattlesnake, Phoneline Link, Phoneline, and Bear Canyon trails) looping into the canyon with an elevation change of 600 feet. Ed’s group went counterclockwise, and my group went clockwise around the designed loop. Meanwhile, Dan took those interested in a less demanding hike on trails the lower Sabino Canyon.

ASHA provides leadership for the seniors housing industry on legislative and regulatory matters, advances research, education, and the exchange of strategic business information, and promotes the merits of seniors housing. Located in Washington, DC, the membership represents businesses in North America, and for most, this was a perfect time to be in sunny Tucson. We did our best to add to their brief time in the Sonoran Desert.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Saguaro Ribs   3 comments

Saguaro Ribs_20111117_0457 blogDusty Talks To Kindergarten Students About Saguaro Ribs — Image by kenne

Good show, Dusty!

Saving The Season By Capturing The Moment   2 comments

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Dan Granger photographing columbine on the Box Camp Trail

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Not meant to be a Canon ad, but . . .

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Golden Columbine — Images by kenne

Unlike “nature walks,” hikes usually don’t allow time to stop and capture the moment — unless one is willing to be left behind, unnerving the guides.

This summer the SCVN hikes on Mount Lemmon have been very dry, dusty experiences minus the color of the usual mountain wildflowers. So, when flowers are spotted, inducing trance-like states, as in the case of columbines in a mountain canyon where a small stream might normally exist, some of us cannot pass up the moment connecting nature with our being in the digital world.

July rains should bring on an ever-changing kaleidoscope of wildflowers. But, for now, we feel the call of the wild to save the season by capturing the moment in a time our culture and technology are becoming more complex, more intricate, and more challenging to control.

Nature is a sphere
Revealing cosmic patterns
In all the clitter

— kenne

 

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