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Upper Sabino Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Three images merged in Photoshop to create this Panorama by kenne

A November Hike To Hutch’s Pool   2 comments

Fall Colors Along Sabino Creek Hiking to Hutch’s Pool — Panorama by kenne

One of my favorite hikes is to Hutch’s Pool. In the past, the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN)
would guide a fall and spring hike, each hike having a many as 15 hikers.
However, like so many things, not this fall because of the pandemic.
The trail is open, but not for groups.

— kenne

* * * * *

I bear many scars,

but I also carry with me moments

that would not have happened

if I had not dared 

to go beyond my limits.

— Paulo Coelho

Crossing Sabino Creek Below Hutch’s Pool — Image by kenne

 

Zion Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Canyon Views Panorama (1 of 1)-B&W-72

Zion Canyon Panorama — B&W Image by kenne

Mighty and dreadful are your tall columns here,

(through soul and love put you in deep shade)

for you outnumber man and outscore even life itself,

and you are roughly tied with God and, strangely, eyes.

— from Unholy Sonnet # 1 by Billy Collins

Santa Catalina Mountains   2 comments

Douglas Springs HikeView of the Santa Catalina Mountains from the Douglas Spring Trail in the Rincon Mountains — Panorama by kenne

Ventana Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Ventana Canyon-Pano-72Ventana Canyon — Panorama by kenne
(In this image, you see the Tucson basin with the Santa Rita Mountains in the distance.)

“Life is like riding a Bicycle.

To keep your balance,

you must keep moving.”

— Albert Einstein

Cathedral Rock Panorama   Leave a comment

Blackett's Ridge-9876 Cathedral Rock-72Cathedral Rock Panorama by kenne

Suffering occurs when we want
other people to love us in the way
that we imagine we want to be loved,
and not in the way that love should manifest itself
— free and untrammeled,
guiding us with its force and driving us on.

— Paulo Coelho

Sabino Canyon Panorama   2 comments

Sabino Canyon-Pano-72Sabino Canyon Panorama by kenne

One of the things I find myself doing during this pandemic is going through many thousands of photos. My hiking lately has not been in the Canyon, instead at much higher elevations. This image is one of my favorite views looking down through the Canyon.

— kenne

The Trail To The Top Wasson Peak   Leave a comment

Wasson Peak 01-30-12The Trail To the Top of Wasson Peak — Panorama by kenne

Wasson Peak is the highest point (4,687 ft) in the Tucson Mountains east of Tucson.
Located in Saguaro National Park-West, it is a popular hiking destination reachable by several trails. 

— kenne

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument Panorama   3 comments

The WaveVermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

A Beautiful land under attack
Managed by people who don’t
Care for its natural beauty.

Steep eroded escarpments
Exposing hundreds of layers
Of richly colored rock strata.

A lost land filled with hoodoos,
Slot canyons, towering cliffs with
Undulating curves of sandstone.

— kenne

 

 

 

 

Tucson Basin Panorama   Leave a comment

Tucson View on Mt Lemon Road-02-16-10-Panorama1-72Tucson Basin Panorama (February 16, 2010) — Image by kenne

This panorama was composed at one of the vistas along the Catalina Highway, looking
west over the Tucson basin during our home shopping visit to Tucson. We move to
Tucson in late June of 2010, making this image my first panorama over the city.

— kenne 

Patio Sunset Panorama   1 comment

Patio Sunset Panorama-72Patio Sunset Panorama (Tanuri Ridge) by kenne

Foreplay in the Mountains

Living at the edge of the mountains
Watching the clouds push up the slopes
Tangling with the peeks, leaving behind
The milk of its firm, but gentle strokes

So stimulating is the foreplay
The setting sun directs its light
Reflecting off nature’s dramatic act
Fondling each to a new height

I watch, as a distant voyeur
Yet trying to sneak a feel
In the role of a mountain man
Without going against her will

In a moment, the thrill is gone
With the setting sun’s brightness
The clouds losing its excitement
Hastened by the shadows of darkness

Now alone at the mountain’s edge
I dream of stroking the night’s way
Bringing on the demons of darkness
Desiring only to stimulate the play

— kenne (February 1, 2011)

 

Blackett’s Ridge   Leave a comment

Blackett's Ridge-72Blackett’s Ridge — Panorama by kenne

 “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

Joseph Campbell

 

Finding Serenity At The Center Of It All   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon-Pano-72Sabino Canyon — Panorama by kenne

I love this poem. Like any poem that resonates, it does so in one’s own heart, head, and hands
connecting us to the world around us, for good or bad.

Machines are an extension of who we are. When produced by the right values,
the result will be the right thoughts. “Right thoughts produce right actions and
right actions produce work, which will be a material reflection for others
to see of the serenity at the center of it all,” understanding that we’re connected with everything.

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

Richard Brautigan

Wondering What’s Next   1 comment

Bug Springs Panorama IMG_2665-72Tucson Basin As Viewed From The Bug Springs Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Looking back on time
Sharing beautiful vistas
Wondering what’s next.

— kenne

View From The Patio   Leave a comment

Sunset Panorama-72View From The Patio — Panorama Image by kenne

“When the sun sets, 
or the moon goes down,
it looks like the end.
It seems like a sunset,
but really,
it is dawn.”

— Rumi

 

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