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Making the Most   Leave a comment

Aspen Loop To Wilderness RocksMaking the Most — Image by kenne

Every day I say;
Make the most of your time here —
Your life is worth it.

— kenne

Elk At Grand Canyon Spring Water Fountain   Leave a comment

Elk (1 of 1)-3 blog

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Elk (1 of 1)-4 blogElk At Grand Canyon Spring Water Fountain (June 14, 2016) — Photo Essay by kenne

“There is a sixth sense . . . that is the sense of wonder.”

— D. H. Lawrence

 

Northern Mockingbird, Or Is It A Curve-billed Thrasher?   Leave a comment

Tuesday Nature Walk April 1, 2014-art blog

Northern Mockingbird or is it a Curve-billed Thrasher? — Grunge Art by kenne

You will find a lot of birds

and bird watchers in Sabino canyon.

Some observed recently:

Cooper’s hawk
mourning dove
greater roadrunner
Anna’s hummingbird
gila woodpecker
American kestrel
Cassin’s vireo
common raven
verdin
rock wren
canyon wren
house wren
cactus wren
black-tailed gnatcatcher
ruby-crowned kinglet
western bluebird
hermit thrush
curve-billed thrasher
northern mockingbird
phainopepla
orange-crowned warbler
black-throated wray warbler
black-throated sparrow
Abert’s towhee
western tanager
northern cardinal
house finch

I’m not a birder

but I can see

and hear

the birds around me.

I depend on

the knowledge

and discipline

of others

to identify

what I see and hear.

sometimes I identify

birds in my photographies

sometimes I’m wrong —

save a bird,

photograph them.

— kenne

(Bird list source: Jean Hengesbaugh)

 

Can We Cuddle?   Leave a comment

Poppies & Bee (1 of 1)-2 blogCan We Cuddle? — Image by kenne

Can we cuddle, please?

I have so much to offer

To bee passerbys.

— kenne

Poppies & Bee (1 of 1)-3 blogJust One More Passerby — Image by kenne

Easter Sunday In The Canyon   1 comment

Palo Verde (1 of 1)-3 blogPalo Verde Tree — Image by kenne

green stick
now yellow

Easter Sunday
desert sun bonnets

bottle of water
backpacks for some

cool morning
warm on return

creek running low
no rain in forecast

lizards sunning
on boulders

volunteers
give directions

directions to
phoneline trail

parking lot full
out-of-state plates

ravens cawing
above the canyon

shuttle rides
nine stops

desert flora
full bloom

blossoms laughing
desert breeze

signifying spring
signifying life

— kenne

Just Visiting   2 comments

desert globemallow (1 of 1) blog“Just Visiting” Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Sun Bathing Rock Squirrel   1 comment

Rock Squirrel (1 of 1) blog

Rock Squirrel (1 of 1)-2 blogRock Squirrel — Images by kenne

 

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