Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Tag

Duck Above The Sabino Dam   1 comment

Mallard Duck-72Mallard Duck in the Water Above the Sabino Dam — Image by kenne

Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre.

— Philip Roth

Each day I find the most marvelous things in the desert . . .   Leave a comment

Sonoran Spring-0743-72Springtime In The Desert — Image by kenne

Each day I find the most marvelous things in the desert
that for most people are the ordinary, the common,
the simple and tangible.
It’s important to always give the desert a second take.

— kenne

Honey Bee On London Rocket Wildflower   1 comment

Bee On London Rocket-3-72Honey Bee On London Rocket Wildflower — Image by kenne

The London Rocket is a naturalized weed native to Europe. It is most common in riparian areas, fields, drainage ditches, and in vacant lots. Because of the timing of desert winter rains this year, this weed seems to be everywhere. “The common name ‘London rocket’ comes from its abundance after the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was also noticed on bomb sites after the Blitz.”

— kenne

A Spring Bouquet   Leave a comment

spring bouquetA Spring Bouquet — Image by kenne

The same wildflowers, a different spring.
What matters is that it is spring.
What matters is that they return each spring.
What matters is each spring will be different.
What matters most is that the same wildflowers
           always return with each different spring.

— kenne

April In Tucson — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

Mockingbird on Saguaro-art-2-72April In Tucson (Mockingbird on Saguaro Blossom) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

No longer waiting
Sun crest above the mountains
Birds welcome new day.

— kenne

Naturalist Bruce Garrett, May He Rest In Peace   8 comments

Gneiss WalkBruce Garrett with His Talking Stick, Standing On A Gneiss Rock — Image by kenne

Most of this decade SCVN member Bruce Garrett led a geology walk, called “Gneiss Walk” in the Sabino Canyon Recreational Area. It has been a very popular walk, not only because he was very knowledgeable but because he was very entertaining. He loved talking to people.

Bruce will be dearly missed by all who had an opportunity to walk with him in Sabino Canyon and learn about the geology of the Santa Catalina Mountains. 

— kenne

Gneiss WalkKenne, Bryna, and Bruce in Sabino Canyon

 

Desert Evening Primrose   Leave a comment

Italian Springs 2013Desert Evening Primrose — Image by kenne

I grow 

in the bajadas

along rocky slopes

pushing aside 

dry gravel

in search of 

morning sun.

No rain 

shortens my growth,

hastening 

my buds

to open early

in the cool

of the evening,

closing by

mid-morning.

I am

a primrose,

oenothera primiveris

by name.

— kenne

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