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Hiking The Bug Springs Trail   2 comments

Bug Springs April 2013Images by kenne

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Slideshow of Monday Morning Milers Hiking The Bug Springs Trail (Elevation — 5,000 to 6,500 ft) — Images by kenne

always in between   2 comments

Image by kenne

home is where I am
home is not where I am
always in between

I am an island of consciousness
I have a cosmic consciousness
always in between

life is now
death is now
always in between

existence is being
existence is becoming
always in between

I am free
I am in prison
always in between

everything is implicit
everything is explicit
always in between

nature is an artifact
nature is art
always in between

nature must be trusted
nature must be mastered
always in between

humans are good
humans are bad
always in between

a sense of law
a sense of equity
always in between

there is a natural order
there is no order in nature
always in between

life has purpose
life is purposeless
always in between

— kenne



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

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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
rock wren
canyon wren
house wren
cactus wren
black-tailed gnatcatcher
ruby-crowned kinglet
western bluebird
hermit thrush
curve-billed thrasher
northern mockingbird
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

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


Sabino Canyon Creek Above The Dam   Leave a comment

above the dam (1 of 1) blog IISabino Canyon Creek Above The Dam — Image by kenne

Running down mountains

A shadow of once what was

There above the dam.

— kenne


Yard Flowers, March 2015   2 comments


March 2015 Flowers In Our Desert Yard — Images by kenne (See on Flickr)

This blog frequently posts images of wildflowers in the Sonoran desert,
to the neglect of domestic flowers in our yard.
So, it’s their turn to be shared.
What’s not to love about flowers, domestic or wild?

Spring flowers abound

Opening in the sunlight

Keeping us spellbound.

— kenne

Welcome To Our Party   1 comment

Where Did You Come From? (1 of 1) blog“Welcome To Our Party” — Image by kenne

you look different

but look beyond the surface

we are more alike

— kenne

I Just Love Springtime   1 comment

bee and poppy (1 of 1) blogMexican Poppies and Bee — Image by kenne

I just love springtime

Always new and refreshing,

Each day breathtaking.

— kenne

Brittlebush Blossoms After A Desert Shower   Leave a comment

Brittlebush Blossom after rain (1 of 1) blog

Brittlebush Blossom after rain (1 of 1)-2 blogBrittlebush Blossoms after a Desert Shower — Image by kenne

A shower moves through

Adding a new dimension

To desert flora.

— kenne


Springtime In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Springtime in Sabino Canyon (1 of 1) blogSpringtime In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Canyon morning walks

Among spring’s new wildflowers

Birds sing joy on high.

— kenne

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