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Mexican Bird of Paradice In The Rain   Leave a comment

Mexicao Bird of Paradise Painting_DSC7773 framed blogMexican Bird of Paradice In The Rain — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Life Forms   2 comments

Doves, Lightening, Hiking

“Life Forms” — Image by kenne

I hear the gentle overnight rain 
falling on the skylight, feeling
it 
as if falling on my face.

Thoughts turn to my sacred place
where I search for new ideas, bringing
me closer to dream realization.

Life forms the images for my thoughts
each a magic moment, providing
a window into my inner soul

where I continue to seek answers
to my ultimate purpose, accepting
I may not be who I think I am.

— kenne

New Orleans In The Rain   3 comments

New Orleans 2007  Grunge Art blogNew Orleans In The Rain — Grunge Art by kenne

Just A Little Rain Turns Ocotillo Green   2 comments

Lizard Walk (1 of 1)-30 blogJust a Little Rain Turns Ocotillo Green — image by kenne

Ocotillo green

Colors the summer desert,

Better green than gray.

— kenne

Fall Leaves After A Morning Rain   Leave a comment

Fall Morning Leaves HD blog

Fall Morning Leaves HD II blogFall Leaves After A Morning Rain On Mount Lemmon — Images in HD by kenne

there’s a dry cold air

remaining after a dawn rain

in the high desert mountains

not cold enough to snow

yet cold enough

to send a chill

throughout your body

the morning sunrise guides light

inside the dark forest

just ahead of a morning jogger

following a trail

forming a seam

across the forest floor

carpeted with leaves

of red and gold

dotted with raindrops

appearing to jump

as the returning light 

glimmers through 

each temporary dome

soon to disappear

beneath a winter blanket of snow

— kenne

 

Rain Only In The Mountains, Not In The Valley   8 comments

Rain Clouds August 2013Push Ridge Wilderness 

Rain Clouds August 2013Sunset In The Rain — Images by kenne

Rain in the Mountains

by Henry Lawson

The Valley’s full of misty cloud,
Its tinted beauty drowning,
The Eucalypti roar aloud,
The mountain fronts are frowning.

The mist is hanging like a pall
From many granite ledges,
And many a little waterfall
Starts o’er the valley’s edges.

The sky is of a leaden grey,
Save where the north is surly,
The driven daylight speeds away,
And night comes o’er us early.

But, love, the rain will pass full soon,
Far sooner than my sorrow,
And in a golden afternoon
The sun may set to-morrow.

Mushrooms In The Mount Lemmon Forest   4 comments

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013

Butterfly Trail July 2013Mountain rains bring on an abundance of mushrooms in the forest. — Images by kenne

Hiking In The Flow — Another Friday Hike In The Rain   1 comment

Sunset Trail HikeReturning to Marshall Gulch for cover — Images by kenne

This week’s hike was from the Sunset trailhead to Marshall Gulch, up to Marshall saddle and back to the Sunset trailhead. Because of heavy rain and unnerving lightning, we turned back before reaching the saddle. Since one of our cars was at the Marshall Gulch trailhead, all the drivers were taken back to the Sunset trailhead, returning to rescue the remaining wet hikers.

This is my fourth or fifth time hiking Sunset trail, which I prefer to call Sunrise, since the hikes are always in the morning, but I’ve never hiked the trail in the sun — it’s always been cloudy with at least a misty rain. Yesterday was the first time for the rain to be heavy on this hike.

It’s nice to get the much-needed rain on the mountains, only if we could get some of it in the valley. At least the rain on the mountains is flowing down to Sabino Canyon and the dam area — the latest report is that the Sonoran Desert Toads are breast-stroking and piggy-back riding around the pools croaking contentedly. There’s a 30 % chance of rain again today.

As with the mountain streams, hiking and life is all about the flow — “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

“The fact that you were completely immersed in what you were doing, that the concentration was very high, that you knew what you had to do moment by moment, that you had very quick and precise feedback as to how well you were doing, and that you felt that your abilities were stretched but not overwhelmed by the opportunities for action. In other words, the challenges were in balance with the skills. And when those conditions were present, you began to forget all the things that bothered you in everyday life, forget the self as an entity separate from what was going on — you felt you were a part of something greater and you were just moving along with the logic of the activity.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Marshall Gulch photo (8) blogiPhone image by Jeff

A Dusting Of Snow At The Lower Elevations O the Catalina Mountains This Morning   Leave a comment

Sunsets, Training, On The Montains SnowView from our patio this morning — Image by kenne

We woke up to a little rain on a chilly desert morning with a dusting of snow at the lower elevations of the Catalina mountains — of course, nothing like what the northeast is dealing with this morning.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Much Needed Rain In The Desert   2 comments

Misc 01-27-13

Yesterday we received a much-needed 1.6 inches of rain (patio reading) with even more at the higher elevations.
This image is from our patio, looking south past our neighbor toward the Tanque Verde wash.

Misc 01-27-13

Later in the day the clouds began to breakup, with still a heavy cover over the Catalinas.

Tanke Verde Wash 01-27-13

This morning I walked along the Tanque Verde wash, which now has water flowing toward the Rillito river at Craycroft Road.

Tanke Verde Wash 01-27-13Images by kenne

Before the rains this weekend, I was leading a SCVN hike in Sabino Canyon, which involved crossing the Sabino Creek —
an easy task compared to what some hikers were having to deal with yesterday in Bear Canyon, located just east of Sabino Canyon.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — A Walk In Sabino Canyon After A Winter Rain   3 comments

Snow From The Canyon, White Bird

Snow From The Canyon, White Bird

Sabino Canyon After First Snow Above Six Thousand Feet — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Desert Sunlight At The End Of A Rainy Day   Leave a comment

Rainy Sunset December 15 2012The setting sun after a rainy day in Tucson shines beneath the clouds creating a welcome contrast.

Rainy Sunset December 15 2012The normally green stick Pala Verde and mesquite trees take on an eerie yellow face to the Catalina foothills. — Images by kenne

Rain, Rain, . . .

I stand under the clouds
Watching the sunset.

Rain, rain, quince my desert’s thirst.

My skin chilled by the rain,
Warmed by the setting sun.

Rain, rain, clean my desert’s soul.

The first rain of winter
Gently kisses the foothills.

Rain, rain, don’t leave just now.

Rain in the desert is not depressing,
Appreciated in its dark and gray.

Rain, rain, a time to sing.

The clouds hide the mountains
High above the valley.

Rain, rain, falling as snow high above.

The clouds begin to break
In the morning sunrise.

Rain, rain, mountain peaks so white.

Cuddled by the fireplace,
Drinking my morning coffee.

Rain, Rain, thank you for your gifts.

kenne

First Snow On The Mountains 2012Snow-kissed Mountain Peaks The Morning After Two Days of Rainy Weather 

Rain In The Desert   Leave a comment

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Images by kenne

Yesterday, southern Arizona had heavy monsoon rains, some damaging with strong winds downing trees. For us, the winds were relatively calm with a rain fall of 1 3/4 inches of rain in less than an hour, causing street flooding throughout the area. Arizona has a stupid-driver law– wonder how many people stalled out in the flash flood areas and got tickets?

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Rainy Weekend In Tucson   Leave a comment

A gentle rain coats the dry desert. Capturing such moments in the desert is dramatic only for those thrusting rain. — Image by kenne

Desert Rain

Rain softly drapes
the trees
flowers
streets
and
the city sleeps…
Then morning embraces the desert 
in shivery hugs, misty kisses and dewy smiles
and a passionate shower of raindrops
the city awakes. 

— Sangeetha Pandaram 

Image by kenne

 

Storms Are Building Over The Mountains   Leave a comment

Images by kenne

Storms,

Storms building

Over the mountains —

To the east,

To the north.

Towering,

Towering clouds,

Dry desert heat —

Colliding.

Rain,

Rain cooling the air —

Evaporating.

Wind,

Wind forming a Downdraft —

Bouncing (off the ground).

Curls,

Curls of wind — 

High speed,

Havoc!

kenne

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Posted July 23, 2011 by kenneturner in Information

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