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Fallen Century Plant   Leave a comment

A Fallen Century Plant Observed On This Morning’s Walk In Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

The century plant, Agave americana, is monocarpic, meaning it will bloom once in its lifetime.
However, it doesn’t bloom in a hundred years but may not appear for 10, 20, or more years, depending on the climate.
Most species in the genus Agave flower just once, although there are a few that are repeat bloomers.

Morning Walk In The Catalina Foothills   Leave a comment

Morning Walk In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Let me tell you a story of Nature
and my early morning walks in the
desert. The fragrance of cactus blossoms
and the starkness of its beauty beckon.

Or, is it the silence, like no other, interrupted
only by the hum of bees and tiny species
who materialize when you draw a handful
of sand to your eyes, viewing them as equals.

— from A Desert Walk by Constance La France

Morning Walk View Of The Catalina Foothills   Leave a comment

Morning Walk View Of The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Early morning rains left behind some low-hinging clouds over the Santa Catalina Mountains’ front range.

 

Tanque Verde Wash Trail- Photo Essay   1 comment

Tanque Verde Wash Tail — Photo Essay by kenne
(Click On Any Image To See In A Slideshow Format

I have been walking the trails along the Tanque Verde Wash for over ten years,
taking many photos of the art and still have no idea who is the artist(s) —
for me, it’s a mystery.

— kenne

Morning Walk On The Tanque Verde Wash Trail   1 comment

Morning Walk On The Tanque Verde Wash Trail — HDR Image by kenne

“Direction is so much more important than speed.” Or said another way;
“Sometimes being low is the best way to reach your goal,
just think about what you may learn on the way.”

— kenne

Mexican Olive Blossoms   2 comments

Mexican Olive Blossoms (Cordia boissieri) — Images by kenne

This time of year, we get up earlier 

with daylight coming earlier to begin 
our morning walk while it’s still cool 
here in the desert. Now that I’m doing less hiking, 
it’s important to get the morning walks in. 
At my age, the key some mornings is not to 
walk faster and longer; it is to aim for continuation — 
got to keep on moving.

 
We were expecting rain overnight, 
expecting my walk might be delayed. 
When it does rain, I can hear it on the skylight; 
not hearing any, I knew there was no by daylight. 
The walk took place on schedule, 
commenting to other walkers, 
“the forecast was wrong.” 
We did get some rain after breakfast, 
not enough for the rain gauge to measure.
 
— kenne

Sunlight and Shadows   1 comment

Sunlight and Shadows — Images by kenne

I walk in the morning sunlight
or is it in the morning shadows
you choose the perspective.

A bird crosses my path
disappearing in the shadows
only to quickly fly away.

I perceived each morning walk
with reference to a particular frame
where “same” events are not the same.

— kenne

 

 

A Morning Walk Along The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

A Morning Walk Along The Tanque Verde Wash — Images by kenne

Our community of Tanuri Ridge backs up to the Tanque Verde Wash. The wash continues to eat away at our property line.
Soon, this part of the trail will be washed away, along with the “branch art” monuments along the Tanque Verde banks.

Recent mountain rains in the Catalinas are beginning to bring ash from the Big Horn Fire to the wash.

— kenne

Morning Walk Rainbow   5 comments

Tanuri Ridge Rainbow-07-21-20-72Tanuri Ridge Rainbow (07/21/20) — Image by kenne

 

A Palo Verde Spring — Photo Essay   3 comments

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Tanuri Ridge Morning Walk — Images by kenne

Morning Walk Cactus Blossom   1 comment

Cactus Blossom-72Cactus Blossom — Images by kenne

I saw you on my morning walk.

Stopping,

I Thought such a little guy

to have such a big blossom.

Impressed,

I decided to take you with me.

Now,

you are always with me.

— kenne

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Morning Walk   1 comment

Rotary Park Lake Havasu -0502 blogRotary Park, Lake Havasu City, Arizona — Image by kenne

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Wonder—is not precisely Knowing
And not precisely Knowing not—
A beautiful but bleak condition
He has not lived who has not felt—

Suspense—is his maturer Sister—
Whether Adult Delight is Pain
Or of itself a new misgiving—
This is the Gnat that mangles men—

— Emily Dickinson

Morning Walk In The Woods   Leave a comment

SHadows on The PathMorning Walk in The Woodlands Texas, 2008 — Collage by kenne


Darkness in transition
Embracing the solitude

Pondering the moment
Filled with emotions

Posturing the thoughts
Consoled by pod music
Tempering the walk

Framed on the cover
Of the Rolling Stone
In the shadows of reality

Light in transition
Sharing the solitude
With morning shadows

Appearing in the light
Vanishing in the darkness

Stepping in alternation
Moving to the front
Moving to the back

Dancing to the music
In the shadows of reality

 

Kenne

Look What I Spotted Blooming This Morning   Leave a comment

April Cactus Flowers-1122 art blog“Morning Walk” — Image by kenne

The only way to make
sense out of change
is to plunge into it,
move with it,
and join the dance.

— Alan Watts

Morning Walk   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Western Sneezeweed and Honey Bee on Mt. Lemmon — Computer Art by kenne

Morning Walk

The morning air is dry

the sky is blue

a perfect time, thereby,

for a walk with you.

— kenne

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