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The Attach Of Jumping Cholla   9 comments

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Milagrosa Loop-9074 blogRemoving Cholla Spines — Images by kenne

Jumping Cholla

When it happens,
You swear it just
Jumped at you.

The trail is clear,
Not a lot of brush
Or cactus nearby,

And it happens –
The attach of the
Jumping cholla.

Cholla spines
Penetrate your hand,
Disbelief succumbing to pain.

Inexperienced hikers
Ponder what to do
Hoping not to make

A bad situation worse.
Experienced hikers
Are ready with a comb.

Prepared hikers.
Like a good scout,
Also have ointment handy.

Cactus spines are
Experience builders –
“Spine me once . . .”

— kenne

View Of Tucson From The La Milagrosa Canyon Trail   Leave a comment

Milagrosa Trail Panorama2 Oil Painting HD blogLa Milagrosa Canyon HD Oil Painting Panorama — Image by kenne

La Milagrosa Ridge Trail Pictographs   3 comments

Hohokam Art (Pictographs) blogFaded Pictographs — Image by kenne

Weather has taken its toll on the these pictographs near a the La Milagrosa Ridge trail in the southeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains. This rock art was most likely created by the Hohokam, those who have before the current Pima people of the Sonoran Desert.

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Pictographs

Mayan pictographs 
count down the centuries,
count down the solar years,
count down the lunar months,
the risings of Venus,
the days until the end.     

And then…
the calender resets

 — Claire Rosilda

Capturing The Moment — Canyon Rim Sunlight   Leave a comment

Canyon Rim Sunlight blogCanyon Rim Sunlight — Imager by kenne

A midday sunrise

Viewed from deep in the canyon

Rim sunlight glistens. 

— kenne

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