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After All Is Exhausted, Nature Remains   Leave a comment

Sunset — Image by kenne

After you have exhausted what there is
in business, politics, conviviality, and so on –
have found that none of these finally satisfy,
or permanently wear – what remains?
Nature remains.”

— Walt Whitman

Hiking In Bighorn Country   Leave a comment

Hiking Bighorn Country In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“Nature” is what we see—
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse—the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Thunder—the Cricket—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.

— Emily Dickinson

Prickly Pear Blossom Abstract   2 comments

Prickly Pear Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Prickly Pear Blossom
Most all nature is ad lib
Theme variations.

— kenne

Hiking To Romero Pools   Leave a comment

Hiking To Romero Pools in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Hiking provides opportunities to be present in the moment

becoming emotionally attached to nature.

— kenne

 

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

 

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