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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

 

Mi Pueblo Alamos — Computer Painting   4 comments

Street (1 of 1)_painting blogMi Pueblo Alamos– Computer Painting by kenne

Swish, swish, swish it’s a steady beat
In the early morn when they sweep the streets
Roosters crow and burros bray
Welcoming you to another day

And the sound of music fills the air
Lifting the spirits of those who dare
To just enjoy being in this place
Where life moves at a slower pace

The days go by with not much worry
You can take life easy or be in a hurry
It’s your choice, it’s your wish
But I like it here just as it is!

— from “Mi Pueblo Alamos” by Lynda Baronde

Old Abandoned House   5 comments

Abandoned (1 of 1)_B&W blogOld Abandoned House (Alamos, Sonora, January 28, 2016) — Image by kenne

this old house
has a story to tell
of joy and pain
of the family

it provided a home 
shelter from the
winter cold
and summer storms

now abandoned
no longer a home just
a house made of stone

and rotten wood

— kenne

White Rose: Farewell Is Such Sweet Sorrow   2 comments

White Rose (1 of 1) blogWhite Rose: “Farewell Is Such Sweet Sorrow” — Image by kenne

Teardrops keep falling

Memories keep surfacing

Becoming private.

— kenne

Nesting Roadrunner   1 comment

Nesting Cactus Wren (1 of 1)-2 art blogNesting Roadrunner in a Cholla Cactus — Computer Art by kenne

Nesting cactus wren

Protected by the sharp spins

Surrounding her nest

— kenne

Sky Above, A Path Below   Leave a comment

Windy Point (1 of 1) blog Sky Above,  A Path Below — Image by kenne

Blue, green and sandstone

Sky above, a path below

Moments to capture

— kenne

 

 

Greater Roadrunner In The Brush   2 comments

Roadrunner (1 of 1) blogGreater Roadrunner in the Brush — Image by kenne

Been seeing a lot of these guys lately. With much cooler days  some of the greater roadrunner’s food,
like  tarantulas, scorpions, and reptiles are underground. This one was all about business, hunting through the brush.

Lonely Beetle On A Late Bloomer   2 comments

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Lonely Beetle On A Late Bloomer — Image by kenne
If you are not sure what kind of bug it is,
just call it a beetle —

there are so many.

In Silent Splender   2 comments

Procession (1 of 1) blog“Wildflower” — Computer Painting be kenne

In silent splender
A background of worn facades
Beauty is enhanced.

— kenne

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