Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon’ Tag

Learning About Nature Is Fun!   2 comments

Park Ranger and Kid-0108 blogPark Ranger and Kid at Mesa Verde National Park — Image by kenne

During our recent visit to Mesa Verde National Park, I watched a Park Ranger at a demo table doing something we as naturalists do at Sabino Canyon to education visitors to the canyon — couldn’t pass up taking a photo and watching the child’s reaction.

Wild for the Wilderness (1 of 1)-67-2 blogSabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist at Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) programs and nature demonstrations start in October.

— kenne

“Children the world over have a right to a childhood filled with beauty, joy, adventure, and companionship.
They will grow toward ecological literacy if the soil they are nurtured in is rich with experience, love, and good examples.”

— Alan Dyer

 

 

Mockingbird Gears   1 comment

Mockingbird-0650 art blogMockingbird Gears — Computer Art by kenne

Mockingbird blue gears
Rise into my view each day
Bright body shadows.

— kenne

 

House Wren — An Artistic Technique   Leave a comment

House Wren-0294 art blogHouse Wren — Grunge Art by kenne

“. . . an artistic technique is discipline in spontaneity and spontaneity in discipline.”

— Alan W. Watts

 

A June Sunrise In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Sunrise-1702 blog

Sabino Canyon Sunrise-1708 blogA June Sunrise In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.

— Tom Robbins

Sonoran Desert Sunrise   Leave a comment

Giffords OfficeSonoran Desert Sunrise — Image by kenne

The many will follow the beaten track
With guideposts on the way.
They live and have lived for ages back
With a chart for every day.
Someone has told them it’s safe to go
On the road he has traveled o’er,
And all that they ever strive to know
Are the things that were known before.

— from “The Things That Haven’t Been Done Before” by Edgar Guest

Springtime In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Palo Verde & Saguaro-1334 blogSpringtime In The Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

“The morning is still and perfectly clear…
How cool and crystalline the air!
In a few hours the great plain
will be almost like a fiery furnace
under the rays of the summer sun,
but now it is chilly. And in a few hours
there will be rings and bands with scarves
of heat set wavering across the waste upon
the opalescent wings of the mirage;
but now the air is so clear that one can see
the breaks in the rocky face of the mountain range,
though it is fully twenty miles away…”

— from The Desert by John Van Dyke

Round-Tailed Ground Squirrel — Grunge Art   Leave a comment

round-tailed ground squirrel-1131 art blogRound-Tailed Ground Squirrel — Grunge Art by kenne

I never wanted to be a scientist per se. I wanted to be a naturalist.

— Jane Goodall

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