Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’ Tag

Hello Little Friend   Leave a comment

Desert Museum-9806-art-72Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hello little friend
attend to what you hunger
be true to yourself.

— kenne

 

Sabino Canyon Crawler Has Arrived   2 comments

Sabino Canyon Crawler-72.jpgSabino Canyon Crawler — Image by kenne

After many years of noise and smoke, a shuttle service for visitors debuted Saturday.
T
he emission-free electric shuttles will operate hourly on the Sabino Canyon route between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The 
service eventually will have five of the open-air vehicles capable of carrying up to 60 passengers.

— kenne

A Beautiful Morning In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Bear Canyon Trail-72.jpgBear Canyon Trail In Sabino Canyon Recreational Area — Image by kenne

We spent this morning teaching 2nd-grade students how the Hohokam peoples of southern Arizona lived hundreds of years ago. The Hohokam left much evidence of their presence in Sabino Canyon, which was not only their home but also the source of food, clothing, and shelter materials. Over the years, the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) have developed activities, Back to the Past (BTTP), geared toward explaining the Hohokam and how they existed in the Sonoran Desert.

Today was such a beautiful fall day in Sabino Canyon, I had to share at least one image taken on our walk back to the Visitor Center.

— kenne

Could I but speak your tongue
      I would sing of pastel colored cliffs
      Where, under sapphire skies,
      The raincloud gently drifts.
      Of wondrous sunlit valleys wide,
      Timeless home of your clan — your tribe.
Could I but speak your tongue
      I would sing a prayer that in future days
      You would ever honor your ancient ways,
      And that the Gods of health and peace
      In their boundless blessings, never cease,
      To be generous to these children here below,
      These children of the Desert.

— C. J. Colby, “Song to the Indian,” Arizona Highways, August 1973

 

 

A Few Wildflowers Remain In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

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7 Falls Oct 2013-8277 blog“Still Adding Color To The Trail” — Images by kenne

ARIZONA WILDFLOWERS

Hanging

on for tomorrow,

Arizona wildflowers.

— kenne

A Dry Sabino Creek   Leave a comment

Thursday Elementary-11 -Sabino CreekA Dry Sabino Creek In Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (October 17, 2019) — Image by kenne

Once upon a time
Water flowed over
Large and small
Boulders now left
Bathing in the sun
Thirsting for a kiss
From mountain water
Now gone underground.

— kenne

 

Fountaingrass, A Serious Invasive Species In The Sabino Canyon Recreational Area   1 comment

7 Falls Oct 2013-8239 blogFountaingrass in Bear Canyon — Image by kenne

FOUNTAINGRASS

Plants

killing plants,

fountaingrass.

— kenne

Persistence — The Mighty Saguaro   1 comment

Saguaro Cactus blogPersistence — Image by kenne

There’s a thousand “Can’t-be-done-ers”
For the one who says “It can!”
But the whole amount of deeds that count
Is done by the latter clan.
For the “Can’t-be-done-ers” grumble,
And hamper, oppose and doubt,
While the daring man who says “It can!”
Proceeds to work it out.

— from A Thousand To One by Berton Braley 

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