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Deer In Madera Canyon   1 comment

Deer In Madera Canyon — Image by kenne

the young buck stares back

as I point my camera

in his direction

— kenne

Deer By Pond Above Sabino Dam   Leave a comment

Deer Above The Dam-Edit-art-blogDeer By Pond Above Sabino Dam — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Deer by pond
On a fall morning
Standing guard.

Youngster runs
Under nearby bush
For safety.

— kenne

Deer By Water Photo-Artistry   4 comments

Deer by Water-Edit blogDeer By Water Photo-Artistry by kenne
The goblets of dawn
are smashed.
The weeping of the guitar
to silence it.
to silence it.
-- from The Guitar by Federico Garcia Lorca

Shared Gaze Of Curiosity   1 comment

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Zion (1 of 1)-35 blogDeer in Zion National Park Near the Zion Human History Museum — Image by kenne

Shared Gaze of Curiosity

Generations of deer
have lived with
generations of humans
in the canyons we call Zion.

No longer prey for humans
the deers of Zion graze
near where natural predators
will not venture.

Many animals seem
to understand the show
providing for an occasional
shared gaze of curiosity.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Deer In The Desert Brush   Leave a comment

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Deer In The Brush — Images by kenne

There are a lot of deer in Sabino Canyon, but often difficult to photograph because of all the thick desert vegetation through which to walk. These pictures were taken near the Sabino creek dam.


Capturing The Moment — Deer In Sabino Canyon   5 comments

Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon

SCVN Nature Walk 12-28-11_20111228_1036 Deer by Water II blogDeer Headed To The Dam In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

Down Below The Snow Line   Leave a comment

Molino Basin Trail

Three Deer Down Below The Snow Line In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Morning Walk In Sabino Canyon   4 comments

Images by kenne

Rather than going hiking this morning, Joy and I went for a four mile walk on the Sabino Canyon tram road. Along the way we stop to let our friends cross the road. We were not the only ones out for a morning walk.


Deer In Sabino Canyon — A Video   5 comments

“Teddy Bears On The Rocks” — Teddy Bear Chloë Cactus in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

I always try to have a camera with me, especially when I’m in Sabino Canyon. You never know what you might run across.

Sometime I try to help make things happen, without “chasing after the wind.” The other day I set out to find some deer and lucked out. This video is a series of still images I was able to capture with a “turner” narrative.


Two On The Trail   Leave a comment

Two On The Trail — Image by kenne

Two on the trail

One to protect

Two sharing life

One to nurture

Two sharing love 

One to escort

Two standing guard

One to pursue

Two to gather

One for the two

Two for the one


Capturing the Moment — Mule Deer in Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Mule Deer — Images by kenne

I have often wondered about mule deer hair. We know it changes color from one season to the next, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. Mule deer live in a variety of climates throughout the West, from forests to deserts. To help survive extreme temperature fluctuations, I have learned they have some interesting fur adaptations, having several different types of hair in their coat at any given time. For example, an adult mule deer coat is composed of large guard hairs, intermediate guard hairs, mane hairs, and woolly under-hairs. Fawns have tufts of white-tipped hairs.

Mule deer coats change according to the animal’s age as well as to seasonal temperatures. Mule deer have four different pelages: natal (newborn), juvenile (fawn to yearling), adult summer, and adult winter. The adult winter pelage is the most complex, having all the hair types, with each type at its greatest diameter. The summer coat does not have underfur and is longer with more slender guard hairs lying at an inclined angle to the skin. This “design” is thought to shade the skin and to provide for efficient heat loss.

Mule deer molt their coats twice a year—spring and autumn. The autumn molt occurs when deer are in their best body condition with good food resources still available, which is key to producing a warm coat enough to meet winter’s energy demands. (Information obtained from


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