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An Autumn Sunrise On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

An Autumn Sunrise On Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Signs of autumn echoes
Throughout the forest
As time present becomes
Time past in a moment.
As the aspen leaves
Dance in the breeze
There is only the dance —
Neither moment from
Nor towards.

— kenne

On Mt. Lemmon’s Aspen Trail   Leave a comment

On Mt. Lemmon’s Aspen Trail — Image by kenne

To my poet friends, how many have had the following experience?

Reading a poem to and audience, years
after its having been published
or even revisited, I discovered a word

that should have been another, an edit
that was so obvious to me—the  apt word
stealthily entering my consciousness—

I stumbled over it, embarrassingly
losing my train of thought,  nervously
shifting my weight, pussyfooting—

my feet doing a little dance, behind 
the speaker’s stand, my mind
in a state of reorganizational panic

as when the face of a former lover, emerges
from memory and lightly touches something
strangely new, something ethereal . . . 

— from The Edit by David M. Parsons

 

Mt. Lemmon Aspens   4 comments

Mt. Lemmon Aspens — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sun breaks through
the low-hanging clouds
on the golden aspen leaves
dancing to the autumn breeze.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Fall Color   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon Fall Colors — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Drive thirty-five miles

To mixed conifer forest

Above the desert.

— kenne

Falling Leaves In The Catalina Mountains   1 comment

Fallen Leaves in the Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

It’s that time of year

Raindrops form on fallen leaves

Clouds begin to break.

— kenne

Autumn On Mt. Lemmon — A Panorama   Leave a comment

Autumn On Mt. Lemmon — A Panorama by kenne

Leaves begin to fall

Here high on Mt. Lemmon

Now wearing long sleeves.

— kenne

Apache Beggarticks Wildflower   Leave a comment

Apache Beggarticks Wildflowers On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

As fall comes to Mt. Lemmon

The mixed conifer forest begins

To show its autumn colors as

Mountain wildflowers will remain

Until the winter snows start to fall

And Mt. Lemmon becomes a house

Without beams and walls.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail On Mt. Lemmon Trail — Image by kenne

The trailhead next to power transformers,
A path next to a chain-linked fence.
Converging rocky paths lined by ferns,
One with vistas of the valley below
The other, with a hill of pines singing, soon
Opening to a grassy meadow of wildflowers.

— kenne

Two-tailed Swallowtail Vector   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail On Thistle On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne 

Magnitude in space

Whose directed line segment

Is a space vector.

— kenne

 

Windy Point Vista   1 comment

Panorama Video by kenne

This is a panoramic view of the Tucson basin with a segment of the Catalina highway below that leads up to Mt. Lemmon.

Camphorweed Blossoms On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Camphorweed Blossoms On Mt. Lemmon (August 31, 2022) — Image by kenne

Photographer

He focuses,
greens and yellows
blooming has started
surrounded by buds

museling their way
to the next stage
unraveling on 
writhing stems.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Wildflower   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Wildflower (Mountain Marigold) — Image by kenne

Sunlight breaks through
After a heavy downpour
Turning the trail into a stream
Breaking off above the creek
Lush green and yellow colors
Coming into being on the slopes
Of my favorite mountain trail
A shadow network of sunshine
Through the trees as juncos
Twittering calls echoes in the woods.

— kenne

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

 “Love is like wildflowers;

It’s often found in the most unlikely places.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Spreading Fleabane Wildflower   1 comment

Spreading Fleabane Wildflower on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Walking in July

A pleasant day

After a heavy

Downpour

On the mountain

Looking up

As the clouds

Move on
Leaving behind

White air as I

Yelled back

At a friend

Taking a

Short breather

 To see the

Summer sky

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Grass   Leave a comment

Cane Bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis) — Image by kenne

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill,

Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.

— Rupert Brooke

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