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Douglas Spring Trail Panorama   Leave a comment

Douglas Springs HikeDouglas Spring Trail Panorama Image by kenne

In the moment you feel a
belonging to an ancient time,
a time not seen, yet you feel it —

the dryness of a land
parched, dying of thirst. 
Soon the trail switches back

and forth around large boulders
where lizards live in the dust
sometimes seen atop a boulder

doing their daily pushups
in the bright sunlight
soon returning to a dark place.

Stand here in the moment,
take yourself down the trail
toward the distant mountains.

The trail is narrow and dusty,
so narrow there are hikers
in front of you and behind,

not to your side, this is not 
a shoulder to shoulder march,
this is a hike in single file.

Having entered this picture
you can stay till the poem ends 
and the magic fades away.

For me, the photographer,
a part of me remains
poised in the moment.

— kenne

 

Sunset Colors Across The Canyon   2 comments

Blacketts Ridge Images (1 of 1)-2panorama blogOn Brackett’s Ridge Above Sabino Canyon (February 2, 2015) — Panorama image by kenne

Deep winter shadows

Settle across the canyons,

Earth colors abound.

— kenne

 

Cholla Forest Below Panther Peak   Leave a comment

Pather Peak Cholla Forest Panorama (1 of 1) blogCholla Forest Below Panther Peak — Panorama Image by kenne

Light shines in darkness.

Frontiers open to fresh vistas.

Love follows hard upon enmity.

From what is hidden comes revelation.

— from The Timeless Myths, by Alexander Eliot

 We have been gone from Tucson (in Houston and New Orleans) since December 23rd and only one day of sun, Christmas Day. Now delayed by icy west Texas roads, we are leaving this morning. Here’s a link to photos of a rare snow fall in Tucson yesterday. http://tucson.com/gallery/news/photos-snowfall-in-tucson-arizona-california/collection_39b2a35e-9131-11e4-abc1-3307652d29f8.html#0

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Hiking In La Milagrosa And Agua Caliente Canyons   Leave a comment

Miagosa Loop Panorama (1 of 1)-3_blogLa Milagrosa Trail (December 5, 20014) — Panorama Image by kenne

Somewhere between
the La Milagrosa 
and Agua Caliente Canyons,
we take turns guiding hikers
through beautiful desert vistas 
screaming at our eyes.

The desert trail
and canyon walls
graced with deeper colors
after yesterday’s rains
and the Christmas green 
of the resurrection plants.

The Sonoran desert, 
a piñata filled with
surprises and gifts — 
I’m not blind to the worth
of nature’s gifts
invoking my soul.

— kenne

Bisbee, Arizona — Panorama   2 comments

Tombstone & Bisbee May 18 2012Bisbee, Arizona — Panorama Image by kenne

 Ansel Adams once wrote:

“When words become unclear,

I shall focus with photography.

When images become inadequate,

I shall be content with silence.”

My aim is to avoid silence.

— kenne

Cholla Forest In The Sonoran Desert   4 comments

Panther Pear Hike-Panorama blog FramedCholla Forest at the Base of Panther Peak in the Tucson Mountains — Panorama Image by kenne

Sonoran Desert
by Tara Trewinnard-Boyle

How lucky am I? I have found my home!
In the place of dust and rock where the lizards run,
Where hot winds whip and the sun sears through a lapis colored sky.
Where Saguaros march uninhibited across the arid land.
Miles and miles of emptiness: freedom.

This is the place where Mother Nature still shows her true beauty.
Wild and uncompromising, she cuts me down to my rightful size.
Teaching me to live without; demand less; appreciate more.
Silently reminding me that the race is of my own making.
I can be free.

I have found my home. Not the home I was born to but where I belong.
The ache of leaving weighs heavy in my heart.
But today I can carry with me a gift, humbly offered to all who seek.
The desert is more than a place; it is a state of mind.
It is life and death, land and sky, struggle and freedom.

Slow! Your frantic pace does not matter here.
Breathe and be grounded in your humanness.
Be still and find your small place in this vast world.
You belong, just as you are. In the silence you can find peace.
This is the gift of the desert; for which I am eternally grateful.

Sabino Canyon — Panorama View From Above Rattlesnake Creek   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon View From Above Rattlesnake Creek_Panorama2 framed blog

Sabino Canyon – View from Above Rattlesnake Creek — Image by kenne

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