Archive for the ‘Sabino Creek Dam’ Tag

The Greening of Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Near-record monsoon rains have turned Sabino Canyon into a desert oasis.

Sabino Creek Dam — HDR Image by kenne

Death On The Trail   Leave a comment

D500 PhotosDeath On the Trail — Image by kenne

This towering Saguaro, close to forty feet, fail across a trail near the Sabino Creek Dam. This big fellow had no arms even though it had to be well over 100 years old. There were no signs of disease so it may have just gotten too big for its root system.


Above The Sabino Creek Dam   2 comments

Panning (1 of 1)-6 blog framedView Above the Sabino Creek Dam — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Deer In The Desert Brush   Leave a comment

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Deer In The Brush — Images by kenne

There are a lot of deer in Sabino Canyon, but often difficult to photograph because of all the thick desert vegetation through which to walk. These pictures were taken near the Sabino creek dam.


David Lazaroff — Early Dam Considerations In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

David Lazaroff In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

“In the last years of the century (19th) Tucsonans devised increasingly elaborate schemes for bring the waters of Sabino Creek to Tucson, but none were carried out. Then, in 1901, Sherman M. Woodward, a young professor in the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics at the University of Arizona, formulated a plan so compelling that it would influence events in Sabino Canyon for nearly four decades,” writes David Lazaroff  in his 1993 publication, “Sabino Canyon – The Life of a Southwestern Oasis.” It was all about trying to bring water to the booming city of Tucson. During Lazaroff’s talk on Sabino Canyon, to the 2011 SCVN trainees, he shared the history of attempts to dam Sabino Creek, which I have edited into a minute video.


Naturalists and Trainees Listen To David Lazaroff — Image by kenne

Ned Harris — Nature and Aviation Photographer   Leave a comment

Ned Harris — Image by kenne

If you like excellent nature and aviation photos, then you need to check out the work  of Ned Harris on Flickr.  Ned a is retired Aerospace Engineer, a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Nationalist (SCVN) and photographer. He also just happens to be my SCVN mentor — I’m getting a two-for-one deal as I go through the SCVN training. 


Ned Harris Photographing Smartweed On The Sabino Creek Dam — Image by kenne

Blinding Change, Layer, Color, etc.   Leave a comment

Sabino Creek Dam — Image by kenne

Posted November 12, 2011 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Nature, Photography

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