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Hiking To The Sierra Nevada Mountain Lakes — Flashback   Leave a comment

Hiking to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Lakes. (August 2006) Image by kenne

Life must be lived moment by moment.

Each moment carries a message,

a lesson for us.

— David K. Reynolds

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Along the mountain ridges,
      Across the desert floor;
      Arms like verdant armor,
      Stalwarts guard our door.
Shading for the lizard,
      Haven for the wren,
      Source of inspiration,
      For past and present men.

–Earl Bloss, “Saguaros,” in Arizona Highways, 1973

Windswept Trail   Leave a comment

Windswept Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains (This area was burned 18 years ago.) — Image by kenne

time passed since the burn

was called the aspen fire

many square miles chared

— kenne

Three Marine Blue Butterflies   1 comment

Three Marine Blue Butterfies On a Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains) — Image by kenne

three is not a crowd

whole field of the present view

things which are before

— kenne

Saguaro Sunrise   1 comment

Saguaro Sunrise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

saguaro sunrise

just above the canyon ridge

shadows in the dark

— kenne

 

The Lone Hiker   Leave a comment

The Lone Hiker — Photo-Artistry by kenne

now in his eighties
living moment by moment
carries a message

time past time present
both in time future

— kenne

Marine Blue   3 comments

Marine Blues On a Green-headed Coneflower — Image by kenne

More rain over night

More sweat in the morning walk

Fewer walkers out

— kenne

Common Gallinule   1 comment

Adult Common Gallinule (Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson) — Image by kenne

The common gallinule (Gallinula galeata) is a bird in the family Rallidae. It was split from the common moorhen by the American Ornithologists’ Union in July 2011. It lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals, and other wetlands in the Americas. The species is not found in the polar regions or many tropical rainforests. Elsewhere, the common gallinule is likely the most commonly seen rail species in much of North America, except for the American coot in some regions. — Wikipedia

Mt. Lemmon Cabin   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon Turkey Run Cabin — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Cabin

There’s always an injury
when we compare one thing
to something else, the tepid moon
to its jealous sister, the viscous fog
to seven years of silence.
And any word can be a knife
when thrown with care.
We sacrifice our hearts
for the quietness of books.
A loaf of bread cooling on the counter
is a wild act of love.
Even as I dislodge every spider web
in the cabin, we will still find
something caught and dying
in the morning,
eyes glistening like dew
in the back of the fireplace
where newspapers and forests
become opportunities
for longing.

— Grant Clauser

Hiking Turkey Run On Mt. Lemmon   3 comments

Turkey Run Gallery by kenne

I was originally scheduled to lead the SCVN Turkey Run Trail hike tomorrow. However, because of some nagging leg problems,
I had to bow out. Instead, I did hike Turkey Run with two friends (Tom and John) last Friday. Usually, by this time of year,
there are plenty of wildflowers, but not this year. The gallery contains cow parsnip, New Mexico Locust, and silverpuff.

— kenne

Jay   1 comment

Mexican Jay on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Jays are great tree planters.

by Jackie Morris

Old Line Camp Cabin   Leave a comment

Wild Burro Canyon Hike

Old Line Camp Cabin — Image by kenne

Old Line Camp Cabin
A few building stones remain
Near the hiking trail.

— kenne

Monkeyflowers On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Monkeyflowers On Mt. Lemmon (June 11, 2021) — Image by kenne

Sometimes when writing

I take whatever words come,

like a drifting boat. 

— kenne               

Happiness   4 comments

Happiness — Image by kenne

I remember sitting there looking out over the valley,
there was such a sense of circumstance.
You know, that feeling that this is happiness.
It was the moment, right then.

— kenne

 

 

Yellow-eyed Junco On Old Mining Wheel   2 comments

Yellow-eyed Junco On Old Mining Wheel — Image by kenne

Old friends? They mostly vanish, they are ghosts out on the road
Some turned around, threw up their hands, and disappeared
Like old folk songs, their stories change, fairytales of love and pain
Another verse, another chorus, one more year.

— from The Light Beyond the Coyote Fence by Tom Russell

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