Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon’ Tag

Water Over The Dam   2 comments

Water Over The Dam — Image by kenne

I walked by the creek
where the water flows
over the edge of the dam
dancing amidst the flow of light
into an endless movement
riding waves of time.

— kenne

Red-Tailed Hawk   2 comments

Red-tailed Hawk in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Hawks gotta fly high

Staking out a hunting spot

Cross the desert plain

 

— kenne

Northern Mockingbird   1 comment

Northern Mockingbird in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

One of the most familiar birds in the Sonoran Desert is the Northern Mockingbird. They hunt insects and spiders eat a wide variety of fruits;
berries of lantana and pyracantha are mainstays. Males and females have similar plumage: nearly uniform gray except for long dark tail
and white patch in open wing. Males are the singers that often practice all night long on a concatenation of bird songs borrowed
from a variety of other bird species. Three plants in particular produce fruit attractive to mocking birds: Desert Mistletoe,
Fremont Thornbush, and Desert Hackberry.

Phainopepla Art   1 comment

Phainopepla — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bird perched on a limb

A shadow against the sky

Art in black and white.

— kenne

Fall In The Sonoran Desert — No Words   Leave a comment

Fall In The Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

Fire Above The Canyon   Leave a comment

The Big Horn Fire Above Sabino Canyon, June 2020 — Photo-Artistry by kenne

. . . In remembrance of last year’s Big Horn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Red Rock Skimmer   Leave a comment

Red Rock Skimmer (October 28, 2021) — Image by kenne

On a cool morning

Sunning on a concrete bridge

Near Sabino Creek.

— kenne

Funereal Duskywing Butterfly   2 comments

Funereal Duskywing Butterfly (Sabino Canyon, October 28, 2021) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Sometimes, the most profound of awakenings

come wrapped in the quietest of moments.”

— Stephen Crane

Be A Flower   Leave a comment

Flatspine Stickseed — Image by kenne

Be a flower. 
Be a seed. 
Let your growth
Arouse curiosity.
Let it fascinate
And amaze.
Let it inspire the artist
And the scientist. 
Let it shock the doubters.
Let it grant hope
To the hopeless.
Let it begin in silence, 
And end with a loud bang.
Don’t be an open book –
Be mysterious. 
Be extraordinary,
B
e undefinable, 
Be a ball of fiery fire, 
And above all, 
Grow in silence, 
And let your success
Do the talking.

― from Song of a Nature Lover by Michael Bassey Johnson, 

Two Desert Spiny Lizards   Leave a comment

Two Desert Spiny Lizards — Image by kenne

“Lizards can’t pass through walls, but if we replace the L with a W, the goal might be attained.”

― from  Song of a Nature Lover by Michael Bassey Johnson

In A Yellow Wood   Leave a comment

Fall In The Canyon — Image by kenne

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth . . .

 
— from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
 
 

May The Bluebird of Happiness Visit You Today   Leave a comment

‘Bluebird of Happiness’ — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Be like I, hold your head up high,
Till you find a bluebird of happiness.
You will find greater peace of mind
Knowing there’s a bluebird of happiness.
And when he sings to you,
Though you’re deep in blue,
You will see a ray of light creep through,
And so remember this, life is no abyss,
Somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness.

— from The Bluebird of Happiness by Edward Heyman

Phainopepla Art   Leave a comment

Phainopepla (Luke) — Art by kenne

One reason that birds matter – ought to matter – is that they are our last, best connection to a natural world that is otherwise
receding. They’re the most vivid and widespread representatives of the Earth as it was before people arrived on it.

— Jonathan Franzen

 

 

Phoneline Trail   1 comment

Phoneline Trail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Is it the path not taken 

are the one less traveled?

— kenne

Neutral Touches Interwoven   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I am a lone raven high
above the canyon wall
circling up, then down
as hikers make their way
on the old mule trail up
to a series of switch-backs
opening into a meadow
where many options prevail
going east, going west
before turning back north
to the mountain called Lemmon.

I am a lone raven blessed
to fly above other mortals
circling up, then down
but still, I work hard to fly
seeing images of life below
inspiration of an alien being
a curious extrovert, I call out
taken as a signal by some
just a lot of noise by others
still unnoticed by others
neutral touches interwoven.

— kenne

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