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A Buck In Madera Canyon   Leave a comment

A Young Buck In Madera Canyon — HDR Image by kenne

Monarch Butterflies — Their Beauty Doesn’t Need Words   3 comments

Monarch Butterflies — Their Beauty Doesn’t Need Words (October 3, 2021) — Images by kenne

Four Butterflies On A Mexican Bird of Paradice   Leave a comment

American Snout, Spring Azure, and Two Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies on a Mexican Bird of Paradice — Image by kenne

Greater Roadrunner   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner Gathering Sticks for Building A Nest — HDR Image by kenne

Rule 1.

The Road Runner cannot harm the Coyote except by going “beep-beep!”

— from 9 Rules for Road Runner and Wild E. Coyote Cartoon

Morning Clouds Over The Santa Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

Morning Clouds Over The Santa Catalina Mountains — Panorama by kenne

Sonoran Desert Mushrooms   1 comment

Sonoran Desert Mushrooms — Images by kenne

Podaxis is a genus of secotioid fungi in the family Agaricaceae. Species, which have the appearance of a “stalked-puffball”,
have a worldwide distribution, and tend to be found growing solitary or scattered on sandy soils,
especially in arid regions. Although close to 50 species have been described, it has been argued that many
of them may represent extremes in the natural range of variations found in Podaxis pistillaris. —
Wikipedia

Mt. Lemmon Columbine   1 comment

Mt. Lemmon Columbine — Image by kenne 

I hold no preference among flowers,

so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.

— Edward Abbey

Let Us Build Bridges   1 comment

Selma, Alabama is the Ninth Poorest City in Amarica Per Capital (August 10, 2021)
Selma Gave America the Right to Call Itself A Democracy

We still have many bridges to CROSS,
So come on ya’ll and LET US!

Let us start, Yes you and me
With a simple and easy decree,
To do something simple, EVERYDAY,
To uplift Ourselves and Our Families,
In small, Nugget-size Ways!

So,

When STONES are THROWN to Slay
Us ALL,
We Must, We WILL, We SHALL, build
bridges instead of walls!

And so,

We catch their stones and build
bridges of Respect and LOVE for
Ourselves, Our Families, and ALL
Communities who share this World!

We catch their stones and build 
bridges because, EVERYONE 
matters equally in the World!

— from “REFLECTING on Selma Alabama” by D. Olivia Jones

Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush   1 comment

Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush — Image by kenne

Love is like wildflowers;
It’s often found in the most unlikely places.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Praying Mantis   1 comment

Praying Mantis — Images by kenne

In today’s world, “even the mantis has stopped praying.”

Savannah Skyline   Leave a comment

Savannah Hotel Room Images (Auguat 11, 2021)

Covered Bridge   3 comments

Vermont Covered Bridge — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Taftsville Covered Bridge is a timber-framed covered bridge which spans the Ottauquechee River
in the Taftsville village of Woodstock, Vermont. Built in 1836 and exhibiting no influence from patented bridge
designs, it is among the oldest remaining covered bridges both in Vermont and the nation as a whole.
— Images by kenne
(Click On Any Image for Larger View.)

Cut Saguaro Ten Years Out   3 comments

I took this image in September 2011 while on my first Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) nature walk. 
I was so appalled that someone cut off the top of this young (probably 35-40 years old) saguaro cactus.

Sadly, over the years, I have frequently seen this type of vandalism.

This Image, taken July 27, 2021, illustrates the resiliency of nature. — Image by kenne

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns,
so that each small piece of her fabric reveals
the organization of the entire tapestry.

— Richard Feynman

 

First African Baptist Church   Leave a comment

Dog Eaten Purse Strap: A Follow-up   Leave a comment

Missing Dog Eaten Purse Strap — Image by kenne

Recently I reblogged a post from 2009 of granddaughter Katelyn and myself, who we visited on our road trip stop in Houston.
The reblog had the following preface:

“Yesterday, we visited David, Janie, and Katelyn in their new home before going out to dinner.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any new photos distracted by the running dialog of trying to share
everything that has happened over the past two years and the not-expected destroying of Joy’s
leather purse by one of their dogs
. So, I will add that she is a beautiful young woman about
to start her senior year in high school.”

Since daughter Katie follows my blog, she texted a recent image of her and Katelyn taken when she visited Kately, Janie, and David in July.

Kate and Katelyn (“The Gates of Heven Must Be Open, I Just Saw Two Angels”)– Image by Kate

As for the purse, Janie has ordered Joy a new handbag.
Thank you, Janie!

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