Archive for the ‘Nature’ Tag

Cut Saguaro Ten Years Out   3 comments

I took this image in September 2011 while on my first Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) nature walk. 
I was so appalled that someone cut off the top of this young (probably 35-40 years old) saguaro cactus.

Sadly, over the years, I have frequently seen this type of vandalism.

This Image, taken July 27, 2021, illustrates the resiliency of nature. — Image by kenne

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns,
so that each small piece of her fabric reveals
the organization of the entire tapestry.

— Richard Feynman

 

Common Yarrow — Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Common Yarrow (Mt. Lemmon) Image by kenne

Out of the darkness
Daylight casts long dark shadows
Soon to disappear.

— kenne

The Yellow Rose Of Arizona   1 comment

The Yellow Rose of Arizona (Prickly Pear Blossom) — Image by kenne

May brings on a bounty of cactus blossoms, and among them is the yellow prickly pear blossom,
our “yellow rose of Arizona.”

— Kenne

Morning In The Canyon   Leave a comment

Morning In The Canyon (Pima Canyon) — Image by kenne

Daylight comes earlier

with each passing day

I dress in translucent light

as the fading shadows 

of night slowly move on.

I will leave soon to hike

in a nearby canyon

still, I pause taking time

to read poetry before leaving

preparing my thoughts

to be with nature.

— kenne

Lupine Wildflower   Leave a comment

Lupine Wildflower — Image by kenne

Lupine Wildflower
Claimed by Texas as its own,
“Texas bluebonnet.”

Can’t own wildflowers
Nature doesn’t have borders.

— kenne

 

Cloud Ripples At Sunset   Leave a comment

Cloud Ripples At Sunset — Image by kenne

“Nature is orderly.
That which appears to be chaotic in nature
is only a more complex kind of order.”

— Gary Snyder

Sabino Canyon Goes Virtual   Leave a comment

Teaching Elementary School Students Geology in Sabino Canyon (January 2019) 

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) stopped offering their Elementary School Nature program in March of 2020 because of the pandemic. Since teachers are no longer able to bring their students to the canyon, SCVN has begun creating a series of videos, Sabino Canyon, The Canyon Classroom, and placed them on YouTube.

Several videos have been created to date. The most recent one is Harvester Ants.

Naturalist Jeff Hahn with Elementary School Students — Images by kenne

Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The male cactus wren
to attract the female
will build two or more
nest, usually in the cholla
still, he may not be able 
to allure her affection.

— kenne

Mushroom Art   Leave a comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom.

— Thomas Carlyle

Fall On The Mountain   1 comment

Mt. Lemmon Colors — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The closer you get to nature

the more your personal values 

become your reason for living.

— kenne

Nature’s Art Wall   2 comments

Nature’s Art Wall — Photo-Artistry by kenne

This art is from a photograph of a canyon wall and like all things, it is living and has intelligence.
But, we like to think that it’s just a bunch of rocks and minerals, therefore not alive.
When I took the photograph I saw a wall alive, no different than a saguaro cactus,
and in the moment its being. By doing so, I brought my experience to the picture,
adding color, light, and contrast enhancing the natural beauty of the world around us.
It is alive and has intelligence. 

— kenne

 

Desert Cotton Blossom   1 comment

Desert Cotton Blossom In Sabino Canyon (09/25/14) — Image by kenne

Nature Is My Home   Leave a comment

Yarrow Wildflower On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

— Gary Snyder

Nature Is Imagination Itself   Leave a comment

Joshua Tree — Image by kenne

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes
of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity…
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.”

— William Blake

‘Where Have The Sparrows Gone?’   Leave a comment

ES158D_Emily-Barker_A-Dark-Murmuration-of-Words.1400Album Cover of Emily Barker’s Latest CD.

“Over the last few decades, the Sparrow has gone from being one of the world’s most common and widespread birds to being Red Listed as a species of high conservation concern,” Emily reflects. “When writing the song, my thoughts returned to the sparrows outside my window – how sad it would be to look out and not see and hear their vibrant movement and chatter. I hope that day never comes.” Read more . . .

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