Archive for the ‘Phoneline Trail’ Tag

A Majestic Saguaro In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Phoneline 12-21-12A Majestic Saguaro On Photoline Trail, Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

A stately cactus

An august desert symbol

Loved by everyone.

— kenne

 

Hiker On The Phoneline Trail   2 comments

Phoneline 12-21-12Hiker On The Phoneline Trail (December in Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

There’s no remaking reality…

Just take it as it comes.

Hold your ground and

take it as it comes.

There’s no other way.

— Philip Roth

Sabino Canyon’s Phoneline Trail   Leave a comment

Hiking the Phoneline Trail-Edit-1-art-blogHiking Sabino Canyon’s Phoneline Trail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rocky and narrow
High above the canyon floor
Tis a ridge winder.

— kenne

Life Goes On   Leave a comment

phoneline-trail-0629-blog-framed“Life Goes On” — Image by kenne
(Note Small Saguaro Next to the Dead Saguaro)

A young saguaro cactus usually starts life under the protection of a mesquite or palo verde tree, call a nurse tree. When this two-foot saguaro next to the dead saguaro began life, at least 15 years ago, it was next to a stately saguaro along the Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon. Last year the elder saguaro died, leaving behind the young saguaro having provided a well-protected beginning to life.

— kenne

Hiking Phoneline Trail — Photo Essay   1 comment

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Panorama View of Sabino Canyon from Phoneline Trail (February 3, 2017)

SCVN Friday Hike on Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon.

“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life.
It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”

― Janice Anderson

(Click on any of the Tiled Images for Larger View in a Slideshow Format.)

Images by kenne

 

Time — Seed of Life, Seed of Torment   2 comments

lower-sabino-canyon-from-phoneline_panorama1-1-blogLower Sabino Canyon from Phoneline Trail with View of Tucson In The Background — Panorama image by kenne 

 Time’s Body

—in the middle of the beginning they woke you
from a long sleep;

you could see the edges of the world
being formed, the boundaries
space would make in its eagerness
to be included,

the problem time would have
in its need to be the main thing.

The source of life is not life
but rebellion toward meaning.

When you saw the workers were already busy,
that the list you’rd been handed
was usual and impossible
and held it all, and thin
or most, your will
strong as a paper clip

you needed a location
from which to act on your assigned nature

so you chose time:
seed of light,
seed of torment—

— Brenda Hillman

Desert Silhouette   7 comments

Dead Saguaro Shadow_0899-ghost-of-desert-past-blog“Desert Silhouette” 

Desert Silhouette

A dead saguaro

Stands silhouetted

Against the morning sky

A darken symbol of life

As a lone hiker looks up

From the trail below

Still in the canyon shadow

Pondering the meaning

Of this dark creature

As shadows move

Down the canyon walls

Vanishing the silhouette

And any creature thoughts

Only to leave behind

The remains of what was

A Sonoran desert giant.

— kenne

Canyon Rim Trail   Leave a comment

Phoneline Trail (1 of 1 blog)-2Canyon Rim Trail (Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon, January 15, 2016) — Image by kenne

 

Wildflowers On Phoneline Trail   2 comments

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Spreading fleabane (1 of 1 blog)Fleabane Wildflowers On Phoneline Trail (January 15, 2016) Images by kenne

Hiking The Phoneline Trail   Leave a comment

After spending most of the summer and early autumn at higher elevations in the Santa Catalina Mountains, this past Friday SCVN led their first Friday hike in Sabino Canyon and were welcomed with beautiful fall weather. The hike was to have been to Seven Falls, but because of high waters, the Phoneline Trail became the hike of choice.

Hiking The Phoneline Trail (October 23, 2015) — Images by kenne
(Click on any image to see larger view in a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Panorama — Tram Road In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Phoneline View_Panorama1 blogTram Road In Sabino Canyon — Panorama by kenne
View from Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon looking toward the Visitor Center and Tucson.

Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Phoneline Hike-0553-2 PoppiesMexican Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Phoneline Hike-0528 blogMexican Poppy and Desert Lupine Wildflowers Along The Phoneline Trail — Image by kenne

Most Sonoran desert wildflowers are annuals, which are short-lived even when there’s timely rain. Sabino Canyon has had no rain since December 20th.  Oddly enough, limited rain and a short lifespan helps ensure survival in the desert. With the lack of rain and warmer than normal temperatures the annuals have been quickly sprouting and blowing before the dryness and heat kills the plant. 

kenne

“To see a world
in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.”

— William Blake

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