Archive for the ‘Saguaro Cactus’ Tag

Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area– Image by kenne

Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.

— Hunter S. Thompson

Gila Woodpecker On Saguaro   Leave a comment

Gila Woodpecker On Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Gila woodpecker
Contrast with saguaro green
Sabino blue skies.

— kenne

I’ll Take A Saguaro On The Rocks   3 comments

“I’ll Take A Saguaro On The Rocks” — Image by kenne

 

Canyon Trail   Leave a comment

Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

the phoneline trail
where hikers experience
a path from the past

— kenne

Blue Skies Above Star Pass Trail   5 comments

Blue Skies Above Star Pass Trail — Panorama by kenne

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail   Leave a comment

Death On A Sabino Canyon Trail — Image by kenne

We name time when we say:

every thing has its time.

This means:

everything which actually is,

every being comes and goes at the right time

and remains for a time during the time allotted to it.

Every thing has its time.

— Martin Heidegger

Sabino Canyon Saguaros   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Saguaros — Image by kenne

At every moment of our lives,

we all have one foot in a fairy tale

and the other in the abyss.

— Paulo Coelho

In The Darkness Of A Full Moon — Halloween 2020   Leave a comment

A Dead Saguaro in the Darkness of a Full Moon — Image by kenne

The Listeners

Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
Of the forest’s ferny floor:
And a bird flew up out of the turret,
Above the Traveller’s head:
And he smote upon the door again a second time;
‘Is there anybody there?’ he said.
But no one descended to the Traveller;
No head from the leaf-fringed sill
Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes,
Where he stood perplexed and still.
But only a host of phantom listeners
That dwelt in the lone house then
Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight
To that voice from the world of men:
Stood thronging the faint moonbeams on the dark stair,
That goes down to the empty hall,
Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken
By the lonely Traveller’s call.
And he felt in his heart their strangeness,
Their stillness answering his cry,
While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf,
’Neath the starred and leafy sky;
For he suddenly smote on the door, even
Louder, and lifted his head:—
‘Tell them I came, and no one answered,
That I kept my word,’ he said.
Never the least stir made the listeners,
Though every word he spake
Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house
From the one man left awake:
Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup,
And the sound of iron on stone,
And how the silence surged softly backward,
When the plunging hoofs were gone.

— Walter de la Mare

Saguaro Cactus Are Being Destroyed By The Bighorn Fire   3 comments

Ventana Canyon - Clouds-Edit-1-art-72Lower Ventana Canyon (02/20/15) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Bighorn Fire has been burning for days in Ventana Canyon.
I love hiking in this beautiful narrow canyon. The lower part of
this canyon contains a lot of desert plants, such as the saguaro cactus.
This Sonoran Desert signature cactus is not adaptive to fire.
Thousands have already been destroyed by the Bighorn Fire.
It may take hundreds of years to return, if at all. Sad, very sad.

— kenne

Ventana Canyon (1 of 1)_Art-72Ventana Canyon (Note Invasive Grass in the Foreground) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Twin Saguaro Towers   Leave a comment

Baby Jesus TrailTwin Saguaro Towers — Image by kenne

 

Crested Caracara   1 comment

Crested Caracara-Art-72Crested Caracara — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Crested Caracaras are large birds with wingspans up to four feet. Males and females have the same plumage:
a black-topped head, a bare, reddish-orange face, and a white neck. The back and wings
are dark browns to black; the legs and talons are yellow. The underside of the wings has white tips.
The underside of the blacktail has white at the rump.  In-flight, caracaras could be mistaken for black vultures.
(Arizona Daily Independent)

Recently, my friend and fellow Sabino CanyonVolunteer Naturalist Ned Harris shared some of his recent
images of crested caracaras. He is an amazing photographer!
Check out Ted’s Flickr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ned_harris/

Ned Harris_W5A3105Crested Caracara On A Saguaro — Image by Ned Harris

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

 

Saguaro Cactus — No Words Monday   1 comment

Saguaro Cactus-B&W-72Saguaro Cactus — B&W Image by kenne

 

Arizona Morning In The Sonoran Sun   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren at Sunrise-art-72-2Arizona Morning Cactus Wren On A Saguaro Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne

High thin clouds blanket the sky overnight

moving on as the sun warms the day to

the grinding sound of the cactus wren.

Will today become the first triple-digit

day of the summer, or will it be tomorrow?

The annual guessing game goes on.

— kenne 

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Saguaro Cactus-9657-art-72Saguaros In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit,
and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.
A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild,
the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins
and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”

— Edward Abbey

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