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Floating Mushrooms On Butterfly Trail   2 comments

Flooting Mushrooms on Butterfly Trail (1 of 1)-2 3x4Floating Mushrooms On Butterfly Trail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Float like a mushroom
Down the old butterfly trail
And sting like a Bee.

— kenne

Old Hiker’s Never Die, They Just Fade Away   1 comment

Old Hikers Fade Away 2 art blogOld Hikers Never Die, They Just Fade Away — Digital Art by kenne

Old hiker’s never die

Never die, never die

Old hiker’s never die

They just fade away.

Cold Blooded and Warm Blooded Animals Are On The Move   2 comments

Desert Spinny Lizard-1661 blogDesert Spiny Lizard in the Saguaro National Park (April 2, 2018) — Image by kenne

Most days here in the Sonoran Desert are averaging in the 80’s causing reptiles to be on the move and our “snowbird” friends to start packing for their journey north. 

With morning lows around 50 degrees, this Desert Spiny (Sceloporus magister) was more interested in sunning than our nearby presence. This native of the Sonoran Desert is a large (up to about 142 mm or 5.6″ from snout to vent), stocky lizard with large, pointed, keeled, overlapping scales. The Desert Spiny can live up to six years, which explains the one that has been a patio friend for several years now, which I visit with each day. 

— kenne

 

Douglas Spring Trail   Leave a comment

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

The Wave, March 2012   4 comments

The WaveImage by kenne

Climbing the dunes surrounding the wave
we entered silence and was glad to be in it,
knowing we could only stay for awhile. 

By the time we readied to leave
others were beginning to arrive
breaking the wave of silence.

When I think of our visit to the wave
I recall how our combined senses’ of direction
was put to the challenge on our way out

since the path was not a trail but knowing 
that if we stayed true to our direction,
we would end up where we began.

— kenne

Hiking To The Wave_Panorama1 blogHiking Out from The Wave (March 2012) — Panorama by kenne

 

Southerland Trail   Leave a comment

Saguaros Near Trail-1248 blogSoutherland Trail — Image by kenne

Hiking in March 
We start off cold      
     soon hikers remove layers. 
Looking down on the trail 
High behind saguaro cactus      
     some hikers now out of sight. 
Meadow below has patches 
Of green but few wildflowers, 
   some poppies begin to open. 
Nobody bothers you on the trail 
Where the mountains      
     sweep down on Catalina.

-- kenne

Hiking And Curiosity   Leave a comment

Morning Sun (1 of 1) blogSpring Morning On The Trail — Image by kenne

Curiosity
A measure of engagement
And your connection.

— kenne

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