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Forest Floor In The West   2 comments

Forest Floor In the West — Abstract Art by kenne

Almost 100 fires and complexes are burning over one million acres across the United States. Thousands of wildland firefighters
and support personnel are assigned to incidents. To date, 34,411 wildfires have burned 2,255,218 million acres.

Now more than ever, we need your help to prevent wildfires. When you work and play in our precious public forests,
parks and rangelands, it is critical for you to be fire safe. Have spark arresters on equipment and vehicles like chain saws,
motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. Exhaust systems on any vehicle can easily ignite vegetation, so drive and park in
designated areas keeping off and away from dry grass and brush. Taking these simple steps can keep our natural resources
from going up in smoke. —
National Interagency Fire Center

Forest Floor   6 comments

Forest Floor — Mixed Art by kenne

Old age is but the reduced ability and fitness to do something in mind and body.

— kenne

Clearing The Forest Floor   2 comments

Clearing The Forest Floor (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Images by kenne

The Forest Service tries to mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfire by actively managing the landscape and its fuels. By increasing the spacing between trees and bushes and removing dead and fallen vegetation, we can create a better chance for healthy trees and plants to withstand a wildfire. The above photos show work done by stacking dead and small vegetation that become part of controlled burns in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

— kenne

Fall Leaves After A Morning Rain   Leave a comment

Fall Morning Leaves HD blog

Fall Morning Leaves HD II blogFall Leaves After A Morning Rain On Mount Lemmon — Images in HD by kenne

there’s a dry cold air

remaining after a dawn rain

in the high desert mountains

not cold enough to snow

yet cold enough

to send a chill

throughout your body

the morning sunrise guides light

inside the dark forest

just ahead of a morning jogger

following a trail

forming a seam

across the forest floor

carpeted with leaves

of red and gold

dotted with raindrops

appearing to jump

as the returning light 

glimmers through 

each temporary dome

soon to disappear

beneath a winter blanket of snow

— kenne

 

A Different Way Of Seeing   13 comments

Aspen Loop July 2013Forest Floor — Image by kenne

Many times we do not need a different way of thinking but rather a different way of seeing.

– Tractatus Vitae

Capturing The Moment — Mount Lemmon Mushrooms And Raspberries   2 comments

 

Mount Lemmon Mushrooms 

Wild Raspberry (very tasty) on Mount Lemmon — Image by kenne

 

Mountain Forest Floor — Life’s Sanctuary   3 comments

“Mountain Forest Floor” — Image by kenne

As a child, I spent many a hot summer day in pine thickets of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
They were sacred places where I could build my own world, be alone or invite in friends.
Today, I try to return to nature’s shines as often a possible.

Mountain forest floor
Spawns enlightenment under
Ponderosa shade.

kenne

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