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Sabino Canyon Creek Above The Dam   Leave a comment

above the dam (1 of 1) blog IISabino Canyon Creek Above The Dam — Image by kenne

Running down mountains

A shadow of once what was

There above the dam.

— kenne


Capturing The Moment — High Water In Sabino Canyon   6 comments

High Water (1 of 1)-11 blog

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 Heavy monsoon rains create flash-flood conditions in Sabino Canyon (September 5, 2014) — Images by kenne


A Hummingbird’s Work Of Art   11 comments

Hummingbird On Nest Near Sabino Canyon Creek — Images by kenne (Click on any of the images to see larger view.)

This passed week Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) have found several hummingbird nests in the canyon riparian area. This one is a true architectural work of art.

Nearby this nest is an active Cooper’s Hawk’s nest, which provides an interesting and educational bird-nest contrast for the students in our elementary nature program.

Using twigs and leaves
Spider webs shaping her nest
Swelling as needed.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Creek In HDR   2 comments

Sabino Canyon Colors Des 2013-9186_HDR blogSabino Canyon Creek In HDR — Image by kenne

Standing at the creekside,

sun’s silver sparkles dance

on the tannins in rippling waters,

where autumn’s flaming colors

present in gold and red —

a beauty you have not seen, yet

convey strong emotional connections

to the vivid colors in the land I love

with its genius for catching the soul,

only then being present with nature.

— kenne

December In The Canyon — A Painting   1 comment

Sabino Creek Colors_Panorama1_art blogDecember In The Canyon Painting (View from the Bluff Trail) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Early snow is melting

on the mountain top.

The creek is flowing

in the lower canyon.

The big trees are 

showing solstice colors.

I walk the bluff trail

with no painter’s brush.

My camera is there

to take me beyond the brush.

I capture the image

recalling the story.

The whims of nature

stopped for the moment.

Later I use digital brushes

to add a painter’s touch.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Water In The Canyon   2 comments

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Romero PoolsSabino Canyon Creek — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Water In The Canyon   6 comments

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MMM 02-04-13Sabino Creek In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

We are children

of the canyon,


by nature’s beauty.

Once hearing

the sound of water

rushing over rocks

and around boulders,

carrying the spirit

of the mountains,

we are drawn to

its siren call — 


children of Achelous.


Now That There’s Water In The Creek, We Are Ready For The Season   5 comments

Phoneline 12-21-12

Maribeth's iPhone Photo

Maribeth’s iPhone Photo

Now a little over a week ago, we received rain in southern Arizona for the first time in months. The creek in Sabino Canyon had been dry for some time. Yes, there were a few pools here and there with a few gila chub, the native fish found in the creek, but no running water. For weeks I’ve had elementary school kids stand above the dam telling them they were “walking on water”, only that it was a few feet below the sand. It’s amazing how the desert begins to transform from the site of water running through the canyon — a site for dry eyes!

Then,  there is the sound of water causing one to rush down to the water-side, like a magical sound of the piper.

Yesterday, some of us were hiking through the Sabino Canyon riparian area enjoying the winter solstice colors along the creek — tis the season to be merry! 


Phoneline 12-21-12

Phoneline 12-21-12

Phoneline 12-21-12Images by kenne

Visualizing What Is No Longer There   1 comment

Image by kenne
(Last December I captured an image above the Sabino Canyon creek dam. Now the water is gone, but not in the image.
Since then I captured another image now that the water is gone. So, I decided to change the original image in my mind’s eye.)

Looking at water
Flowing over the spillway
Where streams have gone dry.


Firewater In The Canyon   7 comments

“Firewater In The Canyon” — Image by kenne

Last Friday, while hiking the Sabino Canyon Phoneline Trail, the morning sun had not yet made it into the canyon floor. However, the upper canyon walls were a flush with sunlight and at the proper angle reflected on the Sabino Canyon Creek below. When first noticed, the view was very eerie from the trail above — the creek was on fire.


(Flickr Slideshow — Phoneline Trail Hike)

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