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Arizona Fleabane Wildflowers   Leave a comment

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Arizona fleabane-1292 blogArizona Fleabane — Images by kenne

 

Blooming Century Plant (Agave) II   Leave a comment

Control Road to Crystal SpringBlooming Century Plant (Agave) — Computer Painting by kenne

Agave Cactus

You don’t squeeze tequila
from a pumped up, rubbery leaf.
Nothing is easy in Mexico,
and everything takes time,
patience, muscle. Hacking
and digging and hacking
and a deep pit and fire
and time and time and time.
I lose time, forget it at
the other end of the tequila,
but left to me, that cactus
would still be standing there
on the Sonora Desert undisturbed.

— Carol Hamilton

Indian Paintbrush Computer Art   Leave a comment

Indian Paintbrush art blogIndian Paintbrush Computer Art by kenne

Mountain Wildflowers

Spring on the mountains
Without rain only a few
Scattered here and there.

— kenne

Santa Catalina Mountains Panoramas   1 comment

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Box Camp Trail Panaroma - blogSanta Catalina Mountains Panorama Views from the Box Camp Trail (June 9, 2017) — Image by kenne

 

Hiking the Box Camp Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Photographic Essay   Leave a comment

(Click on any image for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Hiking the Box Camp Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains (June 9, 2017) — Images by kenne

 

Hiking Near Old Ski Run On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Old Ski Run Trail-1693 blog

Hiking the trail near the old ski run on Mt. Lemmon is a short hike with a good elevation change for the first hike of the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists summer schedule on Mt. Lemmon. With temperatures now going over 100  degrees down in the valley, temperatures in the 60’s make for great summer hiking conditions.

Open Fire Campers-1694 blog

The nice mountain weather conditions not only attract hikers but campers. The trail led us across campers with an open fire. Currently, the dry conditions in the Catalinas have caused the Forest Service to place Stage 1 restrictions on having wood burning campfires. We made sure the campers understood the restrictions, helped them cover the fire and called in the sighting.

Ricki Leading-1697 blogImages by kenne

We continued on back down the trail to the trailhead led by naturalist Ricki Mensching.  

Next week’s hike will be on the Box Camp Trail. We will be hiking to a rocky overlook providing a view into the upper Sabino Canyon and will be led by naturalist Tim Ralph.

— kenne

 

Southern Dogface Butterfly   1 comment

Southern Dogface-5720 art blogSouthern Dogface Butterfly — Computer Art by kenne

ALL OF ME IS MINE

If I’m still alone by now it’s by design
I only own myself, but all of me is mine.
But it’s hard sometimes when strangers
offer you a dime.
I only own myself, but all of is mine

If I still drink water when some folks drink wine
I only own myself, but all of me is mine.
Butt it’s hard when city windows dance
with candleshine
I only own myself, but all of me is mine.

The price you pay for sunshine
can sometimes be quite dear
when all you have to sell is youth
it’s hard to lose another year
my only forced submission
has been the rape of time.
I only own myself, but all of me is mine.

— Rod McKuen

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