Archive for the ‘Sabino Canyon’ Tag

Sabino Canyon: View From Blackett’s Ridge   3 comments

Blacketts Ridge March 2011Sabino Canyon: View From Blackett’s Ridge — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Sabino Canyon Panorama   2 comments

Sabino Canyon-Pano-72Sabino Canyon Panorama by kenne

One of the things I find myself doing during this pandemic is going through many thousands of photos. My hiking lately has not been in the Canyon, instead at much higher elevations. This image is one of my favorite views looking down through the Canyon.

— kenne

A Majestic Saguaro In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Phoneline 12-21-12A Majestic Saguaro On Photoline Trail, Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

A stately cactus

An august desert symbol

Loved by everyone.

— kenne

 

Ed Rawl — A Celebration of Life   7 comments

Aspen Loop To Wilderness RocksEd Rawl On Wilderness Rocks Trail (June 29, 2012) — Image by kenne

On the morning of May 9, 2020 (6:00 am), we gathered with Ed’s brother, Rick, in the overflow parking lot for entrance into Sabino Canyon to celebrate Ed’s life. Ed died from a stroke on April 18, 2020. The is the third of three postings on Ed’s death:

https://kenneturner.com/2020/04/26/for-his-love-of-nature-ed-rawl-r-i-p/
https://kenneturner.com/2020/05/05/naturalist-ed-rawl-kind-words-for-a-very-special-man/

He had requested that his ashes be spread at a location where one could see both the sunrise and sunset. Because of the pandemic, the main entrance and services in Sabino Canyon were closed, which is why the event was scheduled to begin in the Sabino Canyon overflow parking lot.

After a few words from Rick, a group of about 20 hiked a short distance to a perfect location on the Esperero Trail. Several in the group shared their experiences with and love for Ed.

This video is meant to capture the essence of the celebration without making the video too long. Like his friends, Ed loved nature. It is therefore fitting that the point his ashes were being spread, a rabbit came into the picture, sitting there watching the ceremony.

— kenne

Video by kenne (May 10, 2020)

Adult Cooper’s Hawk   1 comment

Cooper's Hawk-72Adult Cooper’s Hawk In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

A medium-sized hawk with the classic accipiter shape: broad, rounded wings and a very long tail.
In Cooper’s Hawks, the head often appears large, the shoulders broad, and the tail rounded.

Two Doves On A Limb   Leave a comment

Two Doves On A Limb-72-2Two Doves On A Limb — Image by kenne

Two doves on a limb

In a couscous state of being

Await their next move.

— kenne

Is It Safe To Come Out?   5 comments

Desert Squirrel-72Round-tail Ground Squirrel — Image by kenne

Is COVID-19 still around?

Canyon View   4 comments

Canyon View-art-72Canyon View — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare

On The Trail   1 comment

Sabino Canyon-3503-72On The Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Blacketts Ridge March 2011View of Sabino Canyon From Blackett’s Ridge — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“But what is happiness

except the simple harmony

between a man and the life he leads?”

— Albert Camus

Desert Dawn   1 comment

Sunrise In The Canyon-art-72Desert Dawn — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sun has grown,

As rose- desert dawn

She has reddened long,

Of monsoon’s song…

— Tsira Gogeshvili

Rainy Morning In The Canyon   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon (1 of 1)-painting-72Rainy Spring Morning In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rainy spring morning

Little streams run to washes

A canyon refreshed.

— kenne

 

 

No Classes In Sabino Canyon   5 comments

Kids at Sabino Dam-72Overlooking the Sabino Dam — Image by kenne

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is a great place for children to be, but in this age of
coronavirus schools are closed meaning no field trips. Children and adult programs
offered by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists are now canceled untiled next October.
Like all communities around the globe, we are dealing with a new normal.

— kenne 

American Snout Butterfly   Leave a comment

American Snout Butterfly-72American Snout Butterfly On a Hackberry Tree (Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

I first posted an American Snout butterfly in August of 2011.
With this posting, I now have 12 American Snout images on this blog.

— kenne

Desert Chicory Wildflowers And Bee   Leave a comment

Chicory and Bee-72Desert Chicory Wildflowers and Bee — Image by kenne

Popping up on the dry desert floor

New sharing space with the old

We are alive and well in the desert

Taking morning hikes in the cool air.

— kenne

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