Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Tag

Spring Break at Sabino Creek   Leave a comment

Spring Break at Sabino Creek-1566- blog IISpring Break at Sabino Creek — Image by kenne

Children enjoy their
Spring break at Sabino creek
I turn and go back.

— kenne

Nature Photography For Middle School Students   6 comments

For five years I have taught nature photography to seventh-grade students as part of a “Science Day” in Sabino Canyon. I recently received some thank you notes, and a few are shared here.

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Thank you for teaching us about photography and how it is supposed to reflect us.

*****

Thank you so much for volunteering to teach us about photography!
I learned a lot about finding things in nature to photograph,
and I will definitely use it in the future!

*****

Thank you for teaching us how to take awesome pics,
I showed my mom, she says it cool.

Science Day-1600 blog

Of all the classes I took part in during my time in the hummingbird course,
your photography walk was by far my favorite.
I started photography when I was about 8,
and being able to take photos in Sabino was a privilege.
I will definitely remember what you taught us. Thank you!

*****

You have taught me a lot between life and photography.
I have learned the relationship between philosophy and photography.

*****

Thank you for teaching us so much about the environment in Sabino Canyon
and how to look for something to photograph in the canyon.
Thank you for spending your time with us instead of being around
a group of non-disruptive people.

Science Day-1605 blog

You were so thoughtful and had a lot of knowledge.
You were also super funny, and fun to learn and hike with.

*****

Thank you for volunteering your time for us to have a better experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed your photography lesson and advice.
Thank you for teaching me to capture the moment
in nature with a photo and that photo being “yourself.”

Phainopepla Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Phainopepla DSC_1543 art blogPhainopepla Grunge Art by kenne

Living on berries
The little seeds just past through
Sticking to the branch.

— kenne

Luke, The Partial Albino Phainopepla   1 comment

Phainopepla (Luke)-1259 Framed blog“Luke” (Sabino Canyon, March 8, 2018) — Image by kenne

Naturalists in Sabino Canyon have been photographing a partial albino phainopepla for at least eight years.  He is known by the name “Luke” for leucistic, a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal. Over the years there has been a debate as to whether Luke’s condition is leucistic or a partial albino. I will leave it up to the experts.  

— kenne

I’ll Take My Spring On The Rocks   1 comment

The Shape of Water“I’ll Take My Spring On the Rocks” (Sabino Creek near the dam.) — Image by kenne

“When you sit in silence long enough,
you learn that silence has a motion.

It glides over you without shape or form,
exactly like water. 
Its color is silver.
And silence has a sound you hear
only after hours of wading inside it.

The sound is soft,
like flute notes rising up,
like the words of glass speaking.

Then there comes a point
when you must shatter
the blindness of its words,
the blindness of its light.”

― Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Three Panoramas of Water Running In Sabino Creek   Leave a comment

 Panorama Above The Dam- blogAbove the Dam

Panorama at The Dam --2 blogWater Flowing Over The Dam

Panorama at The Dam Bridge-2 blogCreek Flow At The Dam Low-Water Crossing
Three Panoramas of Water Running In Sabino Creek, the First Time in Months — Images by kenne

 

Greater Roadrunner — Big Guy On The Ground   1 comment

MMM 02-04-13Greater Roadrunner — Image by kenne

 

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