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Mt. Lemmon Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

Aspen Drew Hike Sneezeweed-layers-72.jpgMt. Lemmon Trail Sneezeweed (July 5, 2019) a Common Summer Flower on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Morning Sunrise Along The Trail   Leave a comment

Jeri & Virginia VisitMorning Sunrise Along The Trail — Image by kenne

 

Posted June 14, 2019 by kenneturner in Information, Photo-Artistry, Poetry, Saguaro

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Summer Hiking Season On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Old Ski Run Hike-5-72The SCVN Friday Hikes began this past Friday (June 7th) with a short hike up to the old ski run.
Ricki Mensching loves leading this hike each year
and the opportunity to share some the history of the original ski run on Mt. Lemmon.

Old Ski Run Hike-8-72.jpgAs the hikers gathered at the base of the ski run they noticed smoke coming from a camp fire on up the ski slop.
Campers had left the camp fire without making sure the fire was out. Sadly, this kind of happening is not unusual.
We call 911 and the nearby Summer Haven fire department came and extinguished the fire.

On this same day a very large uncontained forest fire began burning in the Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix.
This marks the beginning of the fire season in Arizona, most all of which are man-made.

Old Ski Run Hike-10-72After getting the fire under control, Ricky continued her narration on the old ski run,
before continuing the hike to the top of the ski run.

Old Ski Run Hike-6-72Images by kenne

HELP PREVENT FOREST FIRES!

 

 

Water Break   Leave a comment

Hikers Taking A Water Break-Edit-1-Edit-1-72Hikers Take a Water Break — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.

— Humphrey Bogart

La Milagrosa Canyon   5 comments

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-22_art-Edit-1-72-2La Milagrosa Canyon — Photo-Artistry by 

“. . . vistas I never thought I would paint
in a canyon I never thought I would revisit —
I never thought I would restore the experience
in words, I never thought I would write.”

— kenne

 

Bluff Trail In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Bluff Train Overlooking Sabino Creek-72-2.jpgSpringtime On The Bluff Trail In Sabino Canyon — Panorama by kenne

The universe is changing, and

we are part of the transformation.

— kenne

Hiking To The Top   3 comments

kenne-art-blogPhoto-Artistry by kenne

would love to feel
old abilities
coming on strong
weaken more by age

still trying
to spread
my wings
mountains on the left
mountains on the right

reaching deep inside
opening those
old doors
releasing those
old strengths

I can climb
I know I can
I can climb
to the top

in search
of those old feelings
now only in my dreams
trying to deal with
too much stuff

still can’t get enough
keep on climbing
sucking more air
a whole lot of air

I can climb
I know I can
mountains on the left
mountains on the right
still, miles to go

one switchback at a time
posing
for the fleet of foot
and young at heart

as I catch my breath
I can climb
I know I can
under indigo skies
mountains to climb
following old images

painted with the
brush of experience
sometimes I get lost
in a lapse of time
lapse into a blur

this time around
as I near the top
looking out over
my imagination

life is more
dramatic

extreme
highs and lows

time to rest
slowed by the winds
blowing dust, when
suddenly the winds stop

all the windmills stop
a vision of death
where are the desires?
where are the myths?
where are the models?

I’m at the top
the view is exciting —
true excitement
comes only
from being there.

–kenne

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