Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon’ Tag

Kids Love Rocks   1 comment

Kids Love Rocks — Image by kenne

Touching each rock

with a magnet, she

learns which is magnetite.

— kenne

Greater Roadrunner Portrait   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner Portrait by kenne

Greater roadrunner

Is the court jester of birds

Funny bird to watch.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Panorama by kenne

Our Tucson blue sky

a very special color

shared with jet contrails.

— kenne

Saguaros In The Morning Haze   1 comment

Saguaros In the Morning Haze (02-04-13) — Image by kenne

The haze is lifting

Sun rising over the ridge

A new day has dawned.

— kenne

You Look One Way, I’ll Look The Other   3 comments

You Look One Way, I’ll Look The Other (Northern Mockingbird & Phainopepla) — Image by kenne

“All of us–bright atheists and committed religionists–need to wake now and hear the earth call . . . .
We need to give and receive as love shows us how, join with each pilgrim who quests for the true,
give heed to the voices of the suffering, awaken our consciences with justice as our guide,
and work toward a planet transformed by our care.”

Scotty McLennan

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Sometimes happiness is a blessing,
but, generally, it is a conquest.
Each day’s magic moment
helps us to change and sends us off
in search of our dreams.

— Paulo Coelho

Intense Drought   2 comments

Intense Drought in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Prickly pear cactus are among the first cactus to die during a drought.

Cedar Waxwing Silhouette   2 comments

Cedar Waxwing Silhouette — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Spiritualists believe waxwings to be a symbol of selfless generosity.
The symbolism of the waxwing totem is believed to teach selflessness
and the practice of giving to others for their benefit, and not your own. 
Waxwings are traditionally associated with the politeness you should have
when you give away to others the thing you have craved for or cherished for so long.

— James Common

Chilly, Windy Morning In The Canyon   1 comment

A Female Phainopepla On a Chilly, Windy Morning In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Sabino black prince
Perches high so to be seen
Singing to be heard.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Goes Virtual   Leave a comment

Teaching Elementary School Students Geology in Sabino Canyon (January 2019) 

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) stopped offering their Elementary School Nature program in March of 2020 because of the pandemic. Since teachers are no longer able to bring their students to the canyon, SCVN has begun creating a series of videos, Sabino Canyon, The Canyon Classroom, and placed them on YouTube.

Several videos have been created to date. The most recent one is Harvester Ants.

Naturalist Jeff Hahn with Elementary School Students — Images by kenne

Winter In The Canyon   3 comments

The Bluff Trail In Sabino Canyon — Panorama by kenne
The bluff trail runs a short distance from Sabino Canyon Road to Sabino Creek.

Greater Roadrunner Up A Tree   5 comments

Greater Roadrunner Up A Tree — Image by kenne

Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The male cactus wren
to attract the female
will build two or more
nest, usually in the cholla
still, he may not be able 
to allure her affection.

— kenne

Winter In The Canyon   1 comment

White-crowned Sparrow In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

some leaves have fallen

from the desert mesquite

sparrows sun at top

— kenne

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