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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

A measure of engagement
And your connection.

— kenne

I See You Looking At Me   2 comments

Joy (1 of 1)-3 art blogComputer Art by kenne


I can see you looking at me
Behind those dark sunglasses
Sending a sign,” I’m ready.”

My doctor says no, not until after
A neurological consultation for
having experienced a possible TIA.


— kenne

Some See Harness, I See Beauty   Leave a comment

Cam Boh Trails 01-21-13Sonoran Desert Scene — Panorama by kenne

The desert trail is dry
not comprehending
the absence of water.

What can a poem
for the desert say
not captured in an image?

As I hike the trails
will my words capture
what you cannot see?

Will you become aware
as a coyote scenting a rabbit
reworking your perspective? 

Yet, I find myself questioning
why put into words that 

kindled without flame.

— kenne

Shadows On The Trail   4 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 01-18-12 ShadowsblogShadows On the Trail (Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

Shadows on the trail
Move slowly in the morning —
They come and they go.

— kenne

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