Archive for the ‘Mt. Lemmon Meadow Trail’ Tag

Distant Friends   1 comment

Our good friends from Porter, Texas, Ken and Mary Harris,
spent several days with us before continuing the western swing through Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.

— kenne

Ken & Mary Visit-72Joy, Mary, and Ken, Mission San Xavier del Bac

Ken & Mary Visit -- Sabino Canyon-2-72Mary, Ken, and Kenne In Sabino Canyon Recreational Area

Mary On Mt. Lemmon-72Mary On Mt. Lemmon

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends!
Like the mellow rays of the departing sun,
it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” 

– Washington Irving

 

Cool Morning On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Sneezeweed-2-72

Sneezeweed-72.jpgBee On Sneezeweed, Cool Morning On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

The Mountain

The mountain sat upon the plain
In his eternal chair,
His observation omnifold,
His inquest everywhere.

The seasons prayed around his knees,
Like children round a sire:
Grandfather of the days is he,
Of dawn the ancestor.

— Emily Dickinson 

Bearded Penstemon Wildflower   Leave a comment

Meadow Triail Hike 07-23-12 37 - 2012-07-23 at 09-28-07 Bearded Penstenon-72.jpg“Bye-Bye” (Bearded Penstemon, Mt Lemmon) — Image by kenne

“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye,
the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again” 

― Jimi Hendrix

Painted Lady Butterfly Collage   Leave a comment

Butterfly CollagePainted Lady Butterfly on Western Sneezeweed on The Lemmon Meadow Trail, Mount Lemmon, AZ. — Images by kenne

What I see at this moment
consists of reviewing
memories and expectations —
I am only partially
aware of the present.

— kenne

Top Of The Mountain   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Panorama- blog Meadow Trail on Mt. Lemmon — Panorama by kenne

Profound commitment to a dream does not
confine or constrain: it liberates.
Even a difficult, winding path can lead
to your goal if you follow it to the end.

— Paulo Coelho

 

 

 

Arizona Fleabane Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Spreading fleabane-1293 blog

Arizona fleabane-1292 blogArizona Fleabane — Images by kenne

 

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Photo Essay   1 comment

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne
(Click on any image to see a larger view in a slideshow format.)

First time on Mt. Lemmon since last November. At 9,200 feet only a few wildflowers are in the beginning stages of blooming. On this Memorial Day in Tucson, it’s 100 degrees, but it was a pleasant 65 degrees on Mt. Lemmon.

The SCVN Friday Hikes begin this Friday on Mt. Lemmon.

Naturalist David Dean conducts Wildflower Hike. Click here for dates and reservation information.

— kenne

 

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

Towering Douglas Fir Crashes Across the Meadow Trail   Leave a comment

Downed Mt Lemmon Tree (1 of 1) blog

The SCVN Friday hikes on Mt. Lemmon began June 3rd. Part of the hike was on the Meadow trail, which goes through a pine thicket that includes some very large Douglas Firs. On May 4th a 100 feet tall Douglas Fir crashed across the Meadow trail.

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Tree ring experts at the University of Arizona estimate the tree was over 300 years old. There had recently been strong winds on the mountain, but it’s still anyone guess that this towering tree toppled. This tree was still relatively young compared to the largest Douglas Fir on Mt. Lemmon, which dates back to the year 1320.

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A temporary trail now goes around the fallen tree.

Downed Mt Lemmon Tree (1 of 1)-2 blog

A Forest Service volunteer has begun cutting away large limbs and a large section of the trunk, which will allow hikers to follow the original trail.

Downed Mt Lemmon Tree (1 of 1)-5 blogImages and video by kenne

Fallen Douglas Fir On Mt. Lemmon Video

 

Western Sneezeweed   2 comments

Mt Lemmon Wildflower (1 of 1)-2 blogWestern Sneezeweed (Mt. Lemmon, June 3, 2016)– Image by kenne

The above wildflower was difficult to recognize this time of year, being early June vs. late August on Mt. Lemmon. But with the help of some of my naturalists friends the mystery plant is western sneezeweed, of which I have posted several times. 

butterfly-collage-blogWestern Sneezeweed with Painted Lady Butterfly Collage (Mt. Lemmon, August 31, 2012) — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment, Again — Columbine Wildflower   6 comments

Columbine (1 of 1)_blogColumbine Wildflower On the Mt. Lemmon Meadow Trail — Image by kenne

The monsoon rains are bringing on the Mt. Lemmon wildflowers. One of my favorite wildflowers is the columbine. Even though I have a lot of columbine photos, it’s beauty always makes me feel as if I’m photographing it for the first time — something poetic about that, don’t you think?

Enjoy!

kenne

Not Just Another Golden Columbine Wildflower   6 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013Golden Columbine On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

“Where the birds of spring, in their season sing,
Their spontaneous melodies;
Where the columbine and the stately pine
Stand quivering in the breeze;
Where the aspen tall hugs the trachyte wall,
And the wild rose bedecks the hill;
Where the willows weep, and their vigils keep,
On the banks of the San Miguel.”

— from “The Valley Of The San Miguel” by Alfred Castner King

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