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Mt. Lemmon Autumn Colors   Leave a comment

 Aspen Draw Fall Colors 2013-8364 blog II.jpgMt. Lemmon Autumn Colors — Image by kenne

I watch my every step on the trail
not willing to taste the dirt from another fall
on these Santa Catalina Mountains trails.

These mountains are a heaven worth having
where little is said when you are not listening
to the passing of another autumn season.

A gust of wind stirs-up the fallen leaves
one more time before the first snowfall
 covers the trails for the winter.

I thought I would hike this trail the last time
before returning to the desert trails
in search of new spiritual connections.

Now we seek to make it through the Holidays
with a family who tries as they may
to connect the disconnected one more time.

— kenne

The Slopes Are Waiting   Leave a comment

Slopes are Waiting blogThe Slopes are Waiting — Image by kenne

It’s been a warm and dry fall on Mt. Lemmon, which could be a sign of little moisture and low temperatures the winter for Sky Valley.

— kenne

Female Phainopepla Returns To The Canyon   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-0628 blog IIFemale Phainopepla in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

After spending the summer at the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains, phainopeplas have returned to the lower Sabino Canyon.

— kenne

Friends   Leave a comment

Cactus & Yellow Flower_blogFriends — Computer Art by kenne

Here not by a choice
She is young and beautiful
He old and prickly.

— kenne

Catalina State Park Panorama   Leave a comment

Baby Jesus TrailCatalina State Park Panorama by kenne

I do not know if the desert can be loved,
but it is the desert that my treasure lies hidden.

— Paulo Coelho

Fountain Grass   2 comments

Baby Jesus Trail Nov 2012Fountain Grass in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Fountain grass is commonly used desert landscape in Tucson. Yes, it’s attractive, but it produces lots of seeds that spread rapidly from cultivation into nearby disturbed areas, and eventually into natural habitats. It typically forms dense stands, aggressively competes with native species, especially perennial grasses, and seasonal annuals, for space, water, and nutrients. The above photograph was taken in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness area in the Santa Catalina Mountains several miles from where it may have been part of someone’s landscape.

Forest Fires are common in the mountains of southern Arizona, and fountain grass provides lots of fuel and is well adapted to fire therefore is a serious threat to the native species.

— kenne

Hutch’s Pool   2 comments

Kenne blogKenne enjoying one of his favorite places in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Hutch’s Pool

I love the eight-plus mile hike to Hutch’s Pool in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness area in the Santa Catalina Mountains, but because of a shoulder injury, I will not be a part of this Fall’s hike — Bummer!

— kenne

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