Archive for the ‘Green Mountain Trail’ Tag

Green Mountain Trail Vista   4 comments

San Padro River Valley 3274 blogGreen Mountain Trail Vista — Image by kenne

Desert-mystic-sound
Echoing off mountain rocks —
Big boulders by name.

Where ancient drums beat
To the rhythm of the hiker’s heart —
Magic in each step.

Singin’ to yourself
On the pathway to glory —
Downhill all the way.

— kenne

Green Mountain Vista   2 comments

Green Mountain Trail-3270 blogGreen Mountain Vista, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Fir trees frame vistas
We reach to touch the sky
Feeling heavenly.

— kenne

 

Apache Plume Blossom On The Green Mountain Trail   1 comment

Green Mountain Trail-3286 blogApache Plume Blossom On The Green Mountain Trail — Image by kenne

It’s been a very dry autumn in the Santa Catalina Mountains, and there are not a lot of wildflowers still in bloom, so I was pleased to see some Apache plume blooming near the Green Mountain trailhead October 20th. 

— kenne

Green Mountain Blues   5 comments

Green Mountain TrailSan Pedro River Valley from Green Mountain (April 19, 2013) — Image by kenne

Green Mountain Blues

Today I heard the Burro Fire
is burning near the
Green Mountain Trail,
one of many beautiful trails
in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The trail begins in a
lush and green forest
ponderosa pines, 
Douglas firs and sloping 
rock formations leading
to the top of Green Mountain.

Soon the forest changes
to oaks and manzanitas
allowing for spectacular
panoramic views of the
San Pedro River Valley
to the northeast.
(The direction of the Burro Fire.)

Unless your feet carry you
it’s not likely most people
will every see these
Sky Island vistas hidden
from the mainstream of people
driving Catalina Highway.

Today I sit at my computer
going through blog posting
of hiking the Green Mountain trail
hoping firefighters will contain
the Burro Fire before it
destroys Green Mountain.

In each of the many photos
I have taken I feel the mountain
and listen to myself
trying to put feeling into words,
which I say without listening
then I hear it without saying.

The images I possess
have recorded what was
in time will recapture
new vistas open for view
through nature’s door
hinged in the air.

— kenne

Green Mountain Trail

Other Posting:

https://kenneturner.com/2013/04/23/hiking-green-mountain-trail-to-guthrie-peak/

https://kenneturner.com/2013/05/25/rock-along-the-green-mountain-trail/

https://kenneturner.com/2015/10/17/hiking-green-mountain-trail-to-guthrie-peak-2/

https://kenneturner.com/2016/04/25/green-mountain-trail-to-guthrie-peak-photo-essay/

 

I Freely Go Lost In The Unknown   Leave a comment

kenne-1-of-1-4-thumble-peak-backdrop-b-w-blog-iiView from the Green Mountain Trail with Thimble Peak & the Tucson Basin in the Background.

With Thimble Peak over my shoulder,

Here where fond climates and sweet singers suddenly

Come in the morning where I wandered and listened . . .

In the thistledown fall, I sing towards anguish

And freely go lost in the unknown, 

Famous light of great and fabulous, dear God.

— Adapted from “Poem of October” by Dylan Thomas 

New Mexico Groundsel   Leave a comment

New Mexico groundsel (1 of 1)-21 blogNew Mexico Groundsel (Green Mountain Trail, Santa Catalina Mountains, April 22, 2016) — Image by kenne

Just living is not enough…

one must have sunshine, freedom,

and a little flower.

— Hans Christian Andersen

A Haiku Recipe for Big Rocks and Dead Wood   3 comments

Black & White  (1 of 1) blogBig Rocks and Dead Wood On the Green Mountain Trail — Image by kenne

Big Rocks and Dead Wood Recipe

Rolled in place through time
adding passing morning clouds
garnished with dead wood.

— kenne

 

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