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Mt. Lemmon Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

Aspen Drew Hike Sneezeweed-layers-72.jpgMt. Lemmon Trail Sneezeweed (July 5, 2019) a Common Summer Flower on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Whiteflower Cinquefoil Wildflower   Leave a comment

Whiteflower Cinquefoil-72Whiteflower Cinquefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

Many of us have begun our summer hikes at the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
It’s still early for wildflowers to begin to bloom, but I did spot the whiteflower cinquefoil on the Mt. Lemmon trail.

— kenne

Blanket Wildflower — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Blanket flower-art-blogBlanket Wildflower (Mt. Lemmon) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mountain wildflowers
Lining Mt. Lemmon trail
Facing the sunset.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Trail   1 comment

Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower-3183 blogMt. Lemmon Trail — Image by kenne

Each day I try to develop myself beyond the conventional level of existence. I transcend the light of being through threads of space and time allowing me to see truth in different reflections. Most people adopt on view for the sake of security. I prefer to use all views than to maintain artificial boundaries to have one view. By utilizing all views, I can know the truth in much the same way I come to know a butterfly, a wildflower. To do otherwise is to limit oneself to what is always true.

As I shift a point of view, I have the freedom to transcend any actuality which I may encounter. By doing so, I’m able to accept the freedom and responsibility of being human and become more authentic in my expression, therefore better able to actualize my existence. By being flexible in my point of view, I’m better able to include as much of reality as possible. 

— kenne

Large Boulders Along The Lemmon Rock Trail   1 comment

,Wilderness Rock (1 of 1) grange art blogLarge Boulders at Wilderness Rock on Mt. Lemmon — Grunge art by kenne

“I like to collect rocks. The history of the earth is there. Finer forms are in the quarry than ever Michelangelo evoked. I think it’s a quote from somewhere. As an old person, when I look at young people it charges me. Here, in effect, is a quarry. Something within this stone can be shaped. It’s in somebody’s imagination.”

David Brower, 79 (San Francisco, California)
— from “Coming of age – The Story of Our Century by Those Who’ve Lived It” by Studs Terkel

Losing Count . . .   Leave a comment

Golden columbine (1 of 1) art_II. blogGolden Columbine — Computer Painting by kenne

Lost in the numbers
The count of these columbine
I have photographed.

Don’t really care
They never all look alike,
Each has character.

Golden columbine
Are always very special,
Being different.

A moment in time
Will never repeat itself,
Look for the contrast.

Time, light and darkness
Create new moments to love,
Capture each moment.

Creativity
Will teach you to live somewhere
Between each moment.

Stay in the moment
And you become imprisoned
In your own being.

In photography
Each moment is connected,
Yet disconnected.

An artist chooses
To capture and/or create
Images to view.

A moment captured
Will never be viewed the same,
So get use to it!

— kenne

 

 

Hiking On Mt Lemmon In A Mountain Storm   2 comments

Yesterday, I lead the SCVN Friday hike on Mt. Lemmon. The hike was one I had recommended when the summer schedule was being built, which involved hiking several trails from the parking lot near the mountain top. Since the hike would begin at the top and go down to Marshall Gulch, it was necessary to do a car shuttle by first leaving a car at Marshall Gulch, then driving on up the Sky Valley road to the mountain top.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-5 Lookout blog framedLooking back up at Lemmon Rock Lookout

The hike began on a path next to the Trico electrical station, leading us to the Mt. Lemmon Trail, which we followed to the road leading to the Lemmon Rock Lookout. Just below the lookout is the Lemmon Rock trailhead. The trail is steep, dropping almost 2,00 feet over a distance of 2.3 miles, ending at the Wilderness Rock Trail.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-4 Lemmon Rock Trail blog framedView back up the mountain as we headed down the Lemmon Rock Trail

We began the hike from the top of the mountain in mostly sunny weather. By the time we reached the Wilderness Rock Trail, which is where we stopped for a snack, a few more clouds were gathering above the mountain. It was at this point on the Wilderness Rock Tail last year that we were caught in a storm as we headed back to Marshall Gulch. Then, as it was yesterday, the first half of the hike had only a few scattered clouds.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-3 Ann, Jeff, Janis, Barb blog framedAnn, Jeff, Joyce and Barb

As we set around having a snack and sharing conversation, those of us who were also on the Wilderness Rock hike last year began to noticed that the weather conditions were beginning to look quite similar to last year, so we decided to continue our hike on to Marshall Gulch. Just a last year, not long after continuing, we began to hear thunder with a few drops of rain falling.

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1)-2Janis, Barb, Tim blog framedJoyce, Barb and Tim

The clouds got darker, followed by more thunder, lightening and rain, all of which continued for the remainder of the hike. I couldn’t help experiencing déjà vu thoughts and wondering if in some way I have been cursed by the mountain gods. 

kenne

Lemmon Rock-Wilderness Rock (1 of 1) Ken, Barb Tim blog framedKenne, Barb and Tim
iPhone Images by kenne

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