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Talk Of Rain Coming   1 comment

Rain 8-24-10Rain Clouds At Sunset — Image by kenne

rain clouds at sunset
talk of rain coming

creeks and washes dry
talk of rain coming

maybe not today
talk of rain coming

maybe tomorrow
talk of rain coming

rain clouds without rain
talk of rain coming

talk of rain coming
talk. . .

— kenne

Rain Clouds at Sunset   2 comments

Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blogRain Clouds at Sunset — Image by kenne

Yesterday the mountains north of us got rain, but none here in the Tucson basin.

Dark clouds moving in
For a moment strong winds blew
Setting sun peeps through.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Rain Clouds Breaking At Sunset   6 comments

After The Rain-0771-2 blog framed

After The Rain-0763 blog framed“After The Rain” — Images by kenne

“The weather here is windy, balmy, sometimes wet.
Desert springtime,
with flowers popping up all over the place,
trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains.
Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring,
sleeping under the new moon and the old stars.
At dawn and at evening
we hear the coyotes howling with excitement –
mating season.
And lots of fresh rabbit meat
hopping about to feed the young ones with.”

― Edward Abbey

My Dear Mountains — A Poem   5 comments

Country Club Vist Drive-7815 blogRain In The Mountains: Tanuri Ridge View — Image by kenne

The above image was taken after returning from hiking on Mt. Lemmon. Our morning hike was without rain, however, upon my return from the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina’s, I could see the rain clouds adding to the over 17 inches since the beginning of the summer rainy season (the last two months) — while the Tanuri Ridge community has only received about 2 inches. I call it the good, the bad and the beautiful!

My Dear Mountains

Everyday I try to say,
To say words describing
My attraction to you.

Exploring the reasons,
The reasons why
You nurture my well-being.

Is it your dance,
The dance you perform
In and around me?

Is it the call,
The call of Echo
The voice of last words?

Is it the view,
The view
of the shadowed canyons?

Is it the chiseled outlined,
The chiseled outlined
against the Sonoran sky?

Is it the hikes,
The hikes I take
In you shadows?

Is it crown clouds,
Crown clouds
that cradle your peaks?

Is it the colors,
The colors captured
from the sunset?

Is it the blue-blackness,
The blue-blackness weighed
Against the moonlit sky?

Is it night lightning,
Night lightning
That ignites you?

Is it your past,
Your past
that holds the future?

Is it a reflection,
A reflection of my being
My self-image that I love?

Is it all things,
All things
That connect us?

Is it the answers,
The answers you share
When we are together?

Is it the why,
The why
I ask questions?

Is it my words,
The words in the questions
you repeat after me?

So many questions,
Questions only we
Can answer together.

Everyday I try,
I try to become
By being near you.

It is our being together,
Being together that
Enables my existence.

Everyday I try,
I try to say words
That echo the essence of existence.

— kenne

Country Club Vist Drive-7819 blogImage by kenne

Joy’s Baby Brings Rain And Cold Temps To Tucson   Leave a comment

Justin's Visit

Justin's Visit

Justin's VisitJustin and Joy at The Mission San Xavier del Bac — Images by kenne

As is often the case, daybreak brought a beautiful sunrise with a Tucson blue sky. We were scheduled to pick up Justin at the airport (9:00 a.m.). Before leaving for the airport, we got word that he had missed his flight from Phoenix to Tucson, now his arrival time would be 11:00 a.m. — not a problem.

After arriving we learned that it had been cloudy and rainy in Phoenix, which somewhat explained why our skies were getting cloudy.

We left the airport for a short drive to the Mission San Xavier del Bac, after which we had planned to drive to Tubac for lunch. While at the mission, the weather changed for the worse, with rain clouds moving in and the temperature dropping. The wind was really beginning to pickup, which is why Justin is wearing the hood and Joy his cap.

So, we went to the Barrio Brewery for a beer and “Sonora Hotdog” followed by a visit to the De Grazia Gallery in the Sun, during which time it had been raining, with a 40 degree temperature at 4:00 p.m.

Tomorrow will be better.


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