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Pima Canyon Trail Hike To The Dam   Leave a comment

Pima Canyon Hike-72.jpgNovember 8, 2019, SCVN hike in Pima Canyon — Images by kenne

Pima Canyon is one of several canyons in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness area
of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northwest Tucson.

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Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) are devoted to helping people of all ages
appreciate the natural wonder of Sabino Canyon and the Coronado National Forest,
managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

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The SCVN led hike started at 8:30 am with 20 people at the trailhead (2900 feet
elevation) hiking to the lower dam a one-way distance of 3.2 miles (3750 feet elevation). 

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Once at the natural dam the hikers took a brief rest and had a snack before returning to the trailhead.

(The SCVN Guides were Kenne Turner, Jeff Orenstein, and Jane Gellman.)

Painted Sunset   Leave a comment

Lower Pima Canyon-Edit-4-art-2-72Painted Sunset–  Photo-Artistry by kenne

Painted with a romantic brush
best experienced with a lover
kissing the sunset together.

— kenne

Lower Pima Canyon   Leave a comment

lower pima canyon-edit-4-art-72Lower Pima Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

This canyon is an entrance
from the city to the wilderness
where I have emerged longing
for a life different yet familiar
and pleasing surrounded by
the shadows of darkness.

— kenne

Hiking Pima Canyon (January 27, 2017)   1 comment

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Hiking Pima Canyon (January 27, 2017) — Photo Essay by kenne

Hiking Pima Canyon And Becoming Intrigued With A Flock Of Ravens   Leave a comment

The first gallery of photos was taken on the SCVN Friday hike in Pima Canyon (November 6, 2015). During the hike we notice a flock of ravens, not a common sight since raven tend to be solitary or in pairs. So, later in the day I did a little research on ravens. The best answer I could find for why ravens might flock together was that of young migrating ravens.

(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Young Ravens may form juvenile flocks or “gangs”, which helps them when they are foraging for food.  They actually play together, flying and catching objects in the air.  They will make their own toys for entertainment, play with wolves or dogs in a game of chase, and even slide down snow hills — interesting!

Like many people, I’m fascinated by these very intelligent birds and take photos of them at every opportunity. Here are a few.

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Images by kenne

Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Goldeneye (1 of 1) grunge art 1 blogGoldeneye Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

“The primitive notion of the

efficacy of images presumes

that images possess

the qualities of real things,

but our inclination is to

attribute to real things

the qualities of images.”

— Susan Sontag

My Sky Island   1 comment

Wildflowers Goldeneye(1 of 1)Grunge Art blog 2Goldeneye In Pima Canyon — Grunge Art by kenne

My mountains,

Santa Catalina, one

of the Sonoran Desert’s

sky islands, presenting 

a life zone tour

of desert,

grasslands,

oat woodlands,

and pine forest

where climate diversity

is equal to a drive

from Mexico to Canada,

with panorama views

of surrounding Sky Islands —

where less becomes more.

— kenne

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