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Douglass Spring-6346. blogHiking Douglas Spring Trail — Image by kenne

Tomorrow’s Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) Friday hike will be on the Douglas Spring Trail in the Rincon Mountains. For the first time in several years, I will not be participating. I will miss being on this hike.

A flat start into the morning sun
Hikers leaving behind long shadows
On a trail that will soon disappear 
As we start our climb in
The mountain’s shadow, stopping
Only to watch things themselves
Letting the sun and earth
Go about their changes.

— kenne

Douglas Spring Trail Panorama   Leave a comment

Douglas Springs HikeDouglas Spring Trail Panorama Image by kenne

In the moment you feel a
belonging to an ancient time,
a time not seen, yet you feel it —

the dryness of a land
parched, dying of thirst. 
Soon the trail switches back

and forth around large boulders
where lizards live in the dust
sometimes seen atop a boulder

doing their daily pushups
in the bright sunlight
soon returning to a dark place.

Stand here in the moment,
take yourself down the trail
toward the distant mountains.

The trail is narrow and dusty,
so narrow there are hikers
in front of you and behind,

not to your side, this is not 
a shoulder to shoulder march,
this is a hike in single file.

Having entered this picture
you can stay till the poem ends 
and the magic fades away.

For me, the photographer,
a part of me remains
poised in the moment.

— kenne

 

Trailing Four O’clock Wildflower   1 comment

Trailing Four O'clock (1 of 1) blogTrailing Four O’clock Wildflower — Image by kenne

Signs Of Spring On Douglas Spring Trail   1 comment

Bee on Brittlebush blossom (1 of 1)-3 blog“With A Little Help from My Friends” (Brittlebush Blossoms) — Image by kenne

Each helps the other

Bringing a balance to life

It is nature’s way.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Stansbury Cliffrose   1 comment

Stansbury Cliffrose (1 of 1) blogStansbury Cliffrose — Image by kenne

“I’m very fortunate to be working with young people.
That’s a big reason I haven’t burned out.
I keep getting recharged by these people. T
they’re somebody to pass the torch on to.
You don’t hold onto it, that’s no good.
You have to pass it on.”

— David Brower

“Rock Stream” — Gneiss Rock In A Desert Wash   1 comment

Rock Formation (1 of 1)-5_art blogGneiss Rock — “Rock Stream” Painting by kenne

Gneiss is a metamorphic rock form characterized by banding caused by segregation of different types of rock, typically light and dark silicates. Rather than an indication of specific mineral composition, the term is an indication of texture.

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Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Much Needed Rain Moving Into The Desert   6 comments

Douglas Springs Hike 2013

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Hiking The Douglas Springs Trail In the Rincon Mountains with Views Toward The Catalina Mountains As Storms Move Through The Tucson Area. — Images by kenne

Douglas Springs Hike 2013

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