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Hutch’s Pool Hike, November 18, 2016   Leave a comment

November 18, 2016, SCVN Friday hike was to Hutch’s Pool, one of our favorite hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Here are some of the photos for your review. Click on any of the images to see a larger view in a slideshow format. Enjoy! — Images by kenne

Cooper’s Hawk Visits Our Patio Fountain   5 comments

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Cooper's Hawk (1 of 1)-2-1 blogCooper’s Hawk Visits Our Patio Fountain (July 10, 2016) — Image by kenne

This hawk was attracted by the doves below the bird feeder on the patio.
With a temperature of 103 degrees, might as well take a water break.

— kenne

 

Desert Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

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Desert Spiny Lizard — Image by kenne

It’s hard not to think of lizards when one thinks of the hot desert days of summer.
Most lizards like the heat, but not to much. 

An article in the Smithsonian Magazine notes,
“Scientists worry that a warming climate may be especially dangerous for lizards,
which aren’t able to regulate their own temperatures.” 

Scientists are making use mitochondrial DNA to map out a species’ genetic diversity
to learn how animals might best adapt to global warming, if at all.
Lizards “may need to become nocturnal if they want to survive.”

Still, I’m always amazed to see a Zebra-tailed lizard moving across a neighbor street (black-top)
in the bright sun knowing that the air temperature is already in the triple digits
— go figure!

kenne

 

 

The People and Their Canyon, A Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Click on any of the tiled images to view in a slideshow format.

The People and Their Canyon — Images by kenne

For some the canyon
the people’s national park
to be shared with all.

For some the canyon
should have limited access
preserving nature.

For some the canyon
can be both shared and preserved
through naturalism.

— kenne

 

 

Grand Canyon Blue Bird   Leave a comment

Grand Canyon Blue Bird (1 of 1) blogGrand Canyon Blue Bird (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Oh, blue bird, blue bird
High above the canyon floor
Looking gray and blue

Perching on a limb
Less blue against the blue sky
Doubtless a female.

— kenne

 

The Sonoran Desert Monsoon Has Arrived   Leave a comment

Monsoon Tucson 2016 (1 of 1)-8 blogLate Afternoon Storms Over the Santa Catalina Mountains (June 26, 2016) — Image by kenne

It Smells Like Rain Today!

Capturing The Moment — Caliche Globemallow   Leave a comment

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Caliche Globemallow (1 of 1) blogCaliche Globemallow (Ventana Canyon, February 26, 2016) — Images by kenne

How one encounters reality is a choice.

— Martin Heidegger

 

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