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Bryce Canyon Snapshots   2 comments

Geological fact: Bryce Canyon isn’t actually a canyon.
It’s actually a natural amphitheater.

(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Bryce Canyon Snapshots by kenne
This beautiful land of hoodoos is best view at sunrise or sunset. 
these images were taken around mid-day — still a beautiful National Park to visit.
Named after pioneer and cattleman Ebenezer Bryce, who once said of the canyon,
“One hell of a place to loose a cow.”

“Paiute Indian history says the colorful,
wildly-shaped hoodoos were ‘Legend People’ 
who were turned into stone by the trickster god Coyote.”

. . . and I thought the roadrunner was the trickster!


Zion National Park   Leave a comment

zion-nation-park-1-of-1-6-history-museumZion National Park, View North from Outside the Zion Human History Museum (September 14, 2016) — Image by kenne


Capturing The Moment — Arches National Park Vista   Leave a comment

Arches National Park (1 of 1)-13 blogArches National Park Vista — Image by kenne

Arriving in Zion National Park, Utah, June 9, 2014   Leave a comment

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Zion National Park (1 of 1)-4 blogArriving at Zion National Park in Utah (June 9, 2014) — Images by kenne

We spent only part of two days in this beautiful National Park, wishing we had planned more time since the weather was perfect. These photos were taken during our drive through the park to the Majestic View Lodge, where we would be spending the evening — yes, the view was majestic!


Arizona Sycamore In Oak Creek Canyon   7 comments

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Arizona Sycamore In Oak Creek Canyon (March, 2013) — Image by kenne

high clouds


leafless sycamores


drawn over a 

gentle sunlight

black and white

against the sky

a spiritual moment

calls spring’s 

new energy


in the creek


through the


born again



again and


— kenne

Panorama Views In The Sabino Canyon Recreation Area   3 comments

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Bear Canyon 2013Bear Canyon Entrance To The Sabino Canyon Recreation Area — Images by kenne

Thimble Peak   Leave a comment

Romero PoolsSabino Canyon Picnic Area with View of Thimble Peak — Image by kenne

Morning Walk In Sabino Canyon   4 comments

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Rather than going hiking this morning, Joy and I went for a four mile walk on the Sabino Canyon tram road. Along the way we stop to let our friends cross the road. We were not the only ones out for a morning walk.


Capturing The Moment — Changing Colors In The Desert   Leave a comment

Late Afternoon On Lower Blackett’s Ridge Trail — Image by kenne

It only a few days ago when Sabino Canyon was still very green from the monsoon rains. Hiking Blackett’s Ridge in Sabino Canyon (SCVN link) yesterday, the changing colors of the ocotillo and the limber bush were so obvious having taking on a bright yellow color from the dark green. Soon, each will lose their leaves. The limber bush will not leaf again till next summer’s rains. The ocotillo will leaf again after 2-3 days of rain.


(Note: I will have more Blackett’s Ridge photos and video to share later.)

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