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Five Painted Desert Panoramas   Leave a comment

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Painter Desert (1 of 1)-5 blogPainted Desert National Park Panoramas by kenne

This was our second visit to this National Park, the first time was ten years ago when we were traveling to Las Vegas from The Woodlands, Texas. This time, driving from Tucson we made a brief stop on our way to Telluride and other places in Colorado.

— kenne

Upper Butterfly Trail Panoramas   1 comment

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Butterfly Trail Panorama--2 blogUpper Butterfly Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Panoramas by kenne

Mountains dry and hot

Hot for the Catalinas

Bring on the monsoon.

— kenne

Talking Stick Resort Golf Course Panoramas   Leave a comment

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Talking Stick--3 blogTalking Stick Resort Golf Course Panoramas( Scottsdale, Arizona, June 6, 2017) by kenne

 

 

 

Sunset   Leave a comment

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Sunset

Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth.

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs-

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Photo Essay   1 comment

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne
(Click on any image to see a larger view in a slideshow format.)

First time on Mt. Lemmon since last November. At 9,200 feet only a few wildflowers are in the beginning stages of blooming. On this Memorial Day in Tucson, it’s 100 degrees, but it was a pleasant 65 degrees on Mt. Lemmon.

The SCVN Friday Hikes begin this Friday on Mt. Lemmon.

Naturalist David Dean conducts Wildflower Hike. Click here for dates and reservation information.

— kenne

 

Catalina Highway Panorama   Leave a comment

Catalina Highway from Bug Springs Trail- blogCatalina Highway Panorama (April 14, 2017)  — View from the Bug Springs Trail by kenne

As the desert spring days begin to become too warm for hiking the foothill canyons, we have begun hiking the trails along the Catalina Highway at the 5,000-6,000 foot level. The Bug Springs trail has an accumulated gain of 1,500 feet. (I merged three photos in Photoshop to create the above panorama.) 

— kenne

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people
are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home;
that wildness is a necessity.”

— John Muir

 

Sunset Wall Panorama   Leave a comment

Sunset Tow ImagesSunset Wall Panorama by kenne

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Hidden Valley Panorama   Leave a comment

Hidden ValleyHidden Valley Panorama by kenne

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

–Dorothea Lange

Ventana Canyon Hike   Leave a comment

ventana-canyon-hike-panorama-blog-iiVentana Canyon Panorama (February 24, 2017) — Images by kenne

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Upper Sabino Canyon Panoramas   Leave a comment

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hutchs-pool-panorama5-blogUpper Sabino Canyon Panoramas by kenne (February 10, 2017)

Valley in the sky

Surrounded on all sides by

Majestic ridges.

— kenne

Hiking In The Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

Hutch's PoolWest Fork Trail Leaving Hutch’s Pool — Panorama Image by kenne

“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself. This leaf has jagged edges. This rock looks loose. To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here’s where things grow.

But of course, without the top, you can’t have any sides. It’s the top that defines the sides. So on we go—we have a long way—no hurry—just one step after the next—with a little Chautauqua for entertainment. Mental reflection is so much more interesting than TV it’s a shame more people don’t switch over to it. They probably think what they hear is unimportant, but it never is.”

― from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig 

 

Southern Arizona Winter Sunset   Leave a comment

Sunset On Blackett's Ridge blogWinter Sunset — Image by kenne

One Liners

The dream at the end of the day, sided by tall cactus.

A dream I go back to every four years.

Broken cycles gathering tomorrow’s dreams.

Darkness comes first beneath the mountains.

Layers of orange and indigo-blue dye above blackness.

Stars moving in over a clear sky left by thieves.

Fresh lemons squeeze in a glass of tequila.

Little dark shadows with wings flying above.

An empty glass left on the white wicker chair.

Thoughts of tomorrow’s first cup of coffee.

I turn on the iPod connected to the Bose.

She in Houston, I in Tucson — a text message alert.

Little things, the makings of dreams.

Fun facts, or fake news?

— kenne

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