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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

A Symbiotic Relationship   3 comments

Lichen (1 of 1) blogLichens on rocks along the Wasson Peak trail. — Image by kenne

“Lichen is a composite organism consisting of a fungus (the mycobiont) and a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont) growing together in a symbiotic relationship. The photobiont is usually either a green alga (commonly Trebouxia) or cyanobacterium (commonly Nostoc).” 

When teaching children about lichen, Sabino Canyon Volunteer Nationalists (SCVN) share this short poem:

“Alice Algae took
a lichen
to Freddie Fungus,

but now
their relationship
is on the rocks.”

Phacelia crenulata Sonoran Desert Wildflower   3 comments

Phacelia crenulata--Phacelia crenulata-72Phacelia crenulata Sonoran Desert Wildflower (March 15, 2019) — Image by kenne

The Phacelia crenulata is one of many very small (1/2 inch wide and have 5 round lobes) wildflowers that are common across the Sonoran Desert on rocky slopes and near washes. This image was taken along the Sweetwater trail in the Tucson Mountains, west of Tucson.

— kenne

Hiking Sendero Esperanza Trail   2 comments

Panther Peak (1 of 1) blog framed

Panther Peak (1 of 1)-2 B-W blog framedPanther Peak and Sombrero Peak, Saguaro National Park – West in the Tucson Mountains northeast of Tucson, Arizona. —
View from the Sendero Esperanza Trail Hiking To Wasson Peak Images by kenne (March 14, 2014)

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