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Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #1   Leave a comment

The Big Horn fire this summer caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Richardson’s Geranium (07/30/14) — Image by kenne

Mountain Forests   3 comments

Coronado National Forest — Images by kenne

One of the things I love about living in the Tucson area is its biodiversity. Being in a desert surrounded by mountains (Sky Islands) with different forest biomes.

In the summer we spend time hiking in nearby mountain forests. However, this summer has been a little different because of the pandemic and forest fires.

Mountain Trail

Sabbaths 1999, VII

Again I resume the long
lesson: how small a thing
can be pleasing, how little
in this hard world it takes
to satisfy the mind
and bring it to its rest.

With the ongoing havoc
the woods this morning is
almost unnaturally still.
Through stalled air, unshadowed
light, a few leaves fall
of their own weight.

The sky
is gray. It begins in mist
almost at the ground
and rises forever. The trees
rise in silence almost
natural, but not quite,
almost eternal, but
not quite.

What more did I
think I wanted? Here is
what has always been.
Here is what will always
be. Even in me,
the Maker of all this
returns in rest, even
to the slightest of His works,
a yellow leaf slowly
falling, and is pleased.

— Wendell Berry

Since I write and share poetry nature, I was not surprised to receive a Wendell Berry poem from one of my hiking buggies, Deborah. She wanted to know if I had posted it in the past, having not it gave me good reason to do so along with the video, “The Women Who Planted Trees,” by Emily Barker.

Mt. Lemmon Trail

Camphorweed Grunge Art Revisited   Leave a comment

camphorweed-1-of-1-3-grunge-art-blogCamphorweed (10/07/16) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

nature

is the cradle

providing a

dominion

for my images. 

each image

has its place,

putting down

roots

in wandering 

eyes

passing by.

— kenne

 

Mt. Lemmon August Images From The Past   1 comment

fendler-nightshade--72Mt. Lemmon August Images (07/30/14) — kenne

“Video Guide To Visiting Mt. Lemmon After The Bighorn Fire”   Leave a comment

Be patient toward all that is unsolved . . .   1 comment

Marine Blue-2846-72Marine Blue, Mt. Lemmon (July 4, 2017) — Image by kenne

“Be patient toward all that
is unsolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves,
like locked rooms and like books that are
now written in a very foreign tongue.
Do not now seek the answers,
which cannot be given you because
you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will then gradually,
without noticing it, live along
some distant day into the answer.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Some Trees   1 comment

Aspen Loop, hiking, Mt. LemmonAspen Loop On Mt. Lemmon (08/02/13) — Image by kenne

These are amazing: each
Joining a neighbor, as though speech
Were a still performance.
Arranging by chance

To meet as far this morning
From the world as agreeing
With it, you and I
Are suddenly what the trees try

To tell us we are:
That their merely being there
Means something; that soon
We may touch, love, explain.

And glad not to have invented
Such comeliness, we are surrounded:
A silence already filled with noises,
A canvas on which emerges

A chorus of smiles, a winter morning.
Placed in a puzzling light, and moving,
Our days put on such reticence
These accents seem their own defense.

— John Ashbery

“Written in 1948 when Ashbery was only 21 and a senior at Harvard College, this brief lyric has everything that his later, much longer, poems will advance. It is a love poem that never mentions love directly, but a feeling of being in love infuses the way the speaker sees, feels, and thinks about everything. It makes him feel both small and big, a tiny piece of a greater universe, but nonetheless connected to a world full of mystery and grandeur. A sense of the universe comes from gazing up at those huge trees from the ground while in love and remembering the immensity of that experience of feeling and thinking.” Source: Publishers Weekley 

Pearl-Bordered Fritillary   1 comment

Aspen Loop July 2013Pearl-Bordered Fritillary Butterflies On Mt. Lemmon (07/08/13) — Image by kenne

I’m posting this Image from July 2013, because of the Bighorn Fire,
it’s not likely to see them this summer on Mt. Lemmon.

— kenne

Bighorn Fire   9 comments

Bighorn Fire-art-72Bighorn Fire — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Bighorn Fire

is burning up

my mountain

all my tears

won’t put it out.

— kenne

Bighorn Fire, June 18th On Mt. Lemmon   3 comments

For some of us, this video is not easy to watch. Sad, very sad!

Posted June 19, 2020 by kenneturner in Information, Mt. Lemmon, Tucson Arizona

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Mt. Lemmon Fleabane   Leave a comment

Arizona Fleabane-72Mt. Lemmon Fleabane — Image by kenne

Thinking of the past and the future as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn on the mountain.

— kenne

 

Miss Being On The Mountain   6 comments

Wild Rasberry-72Wild Rasberry On Mt. Lemmon (07/18/14) — Image by kenne

Those who love spending our summers hiking on Mt. Lemmon are saddened by the continued burning
of the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

As I write this post, the Pima County Sheriff has told residents and businesses
to evacuate the Mt. Lemmon, Summerheaven, and Mt. Bigalow areas.
The Catalina Hwy has been close to non-residents and businesses for several days now. 

— kenne

 

Sneezeweed Impression Art   Leave a comment

Naturalists On Lemmon MeadowSneezeweed with Bee Landing — Impression Art by kenne

Feeling the breeze

over the meadow

moving wildflowers

on the mountain —

close eyes

for the moment.

— kenne

Robinia neomexicana, New Mexico Locust   Leave a comment

Aspen TrainRobinia neomexicana, New Mexico Locust  Blossom — Image by kenne

The New Mexico Locust are in full bloom on Mt. Lemmon, which is a prominent understory tree in spruce-fir, fir, and mixed conifer forests. New Mexico locust has beautiful flowers that can brighten whole hillsides in the spring so it is sometimes planted as an ornamental. This use, however, is limited because of its small size, tendency to root sprout, and thorny stems. (U.S. Forest Service)

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Wild Turkey   Leave a comment

Mt Lemmon Photo ShootMt. Lemmon Wild Turkey — Image by kenne

 

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