Archive for the ‘Santa Catalina Mountains’ Tag

Forgotten The Way By Which I Came   1 comment

Hutch's PoolSabino Creek Near Hutch’s Pool — Panorama by kenne

I wanted a good place to settle:
Cold Mountain would be safe.
Light wind in a hidden pine —
Listen close — the sound gets better.
Under it a gray-haired man
Mumbles along reading Huang and Lao.
For ten years I haven’t gone back home
I’ve even forgotten the way by which I came.

— Gary Snyder

The Cloud Above, Death Below   2 comments

Saguzro Cactus January 27, 2014-9660-2 blogThe Cloud Above, Death Below — Image by kenne

When death comes
The ribs are exposed
Standing tall.

— kenne



Catalina State Park Panorama   1 comment

Baby Jesus TrailCatalina State Park is located at the western edge of the Santa Catalina Mountains — Panorama by kenne


Water Above Sabino Canyon Creek Dam   Leave a comment

Hutch's Pool blogAbove Sabino Canyon Dam (When There Is Water) in the Santa Catalina Mountains
— Image by kenne

Mountains are the beginning
and the end of all natural scenery.

— John Ruskin

Mexican Hat Wildflowers   4 comments

Carter Canyon Trail October 2013-8121 blogMexican Hat Wildflower, Carter Canyon Trail on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

It seems long ago
wildflowers lined mountain trails
now winter abounds.

— kenne

Mushrooms On A Log   1 comment

Aspen Loop, hiking, Mt. LemmonMushrooms On A Log — Computer Art by kenne

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

— from “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas

Rain Drops On Autumn Leaves   Leave a comment

Bear Waller Oct 2013-8165 III blogRain Drops On Autumn Leaves — Image by kenne

there’s a dry cold air

remaining after a dawn rain

in the high desert mountains

not cold enough to snow

yet cold enough

to send a chill

throughout your body

the morning sunrise guides light

inside the dark forest

just ahead of a morning jogger

following a trail

forming a seam

across the forest floor

carpeted with leaves

of red and gold

dotted with raindrops

appearing to jump

as the returning light 

glimmers through 

each temporary dome

soon to disappear

beneath a winter blanket of snow

— kenne

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