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Evening Solitude   Leave a comment

Patio August 2010Evening Solitude — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Only that which does not teach,
Which does not cry out,
Which does not persuade,
Which does not condescend,
Which does not explain,
Is irresistible.

— W. B. Yeats

Two Leaves On A Bench   1 comment

Aspen Draw Trail-8483-Edit-3-art-Edit-1-72.jpgTwo Leaves On A Bench — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Two leaves on a bench
Holding on to each other
Braced against fall winds.

— kenne

 

A Fall Lupine On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Lupine On Mt. Lemmon-72-2A Fall Lupine On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Sunlight shines through the shade
Of a mixed-conifer forest canopy
Spotlighting a beautiful lupine
Not commonly seen this time of year.

Hikers begin using their smart-phones
Eager to capture to share with friends
On their social media pages 
Minus the beauty of being there.

— kenne

Box Camp Trail Nature Hike   Leave a comment

In addition to the regular Friday Hikes,
the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) also offer a Friday Nature Hike.
I usually help guide the regular SCVN Friday Hikes; however, last Friday,
I decided to do the Box Camp Trail with David Dean, as our nature guide.

Mixedd Conifer Displayboard-72.jpgNaturalist David Dean’s Mixed Conifer Forest Display Board

Box Camp Hike-David Dean-2-72David Dean On Box Camp Trail

Box Camp Hike-David Dean-3-72David Dean On Box Camp Trail

Box Camp Hike-David Dean-72David Dean On Box Camp Trail Nature Hike
— Images by kenne

 

Saguaros On The Comeback Trail   1 comment

In September of 2011, I titled a post “Why Would Anyone Do This?” There were several Saguaro cactus that were vandalized on the Bear Canyon Trail in Sabino Canyon.

In August of 2015, I posted a follow-up photo-essay on the damaged cactus.

Recently I photograph the cactus that were damaged, again.

When I talk
about Sabino Canyon
I mean myself,
my home,
my state of mind.
Some don’t get what I say,
maybe it’s because
we don’t talk the same language.
All I can say to those I meet:
“Try and make it to Sabino Canyon.”

— kenne

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Lizard Walk October 2019-9-72

Lizard Walk October 2019-10-72

Saguara Cactus-72Images by kenne

 

 

 

Fostering the Creation of An Illusion   Leave a comment

Rose Lake August 2012Rose Canyon Lake In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Hiking, watching each step
yet it is possible to look at
various distances engaging
my attention on many points
occurring in space around me.

Living in time passing,
it is easy to contemplate
past times with the present
state to retain its peace —

having combined the moment
with the past, thus fostering
the creation of an illusion
as if some future place and time.

— kenne

Hiking Sunset Trail, A Photo Essay   1 comment

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

— John Muir

Hikers-3-72Yesterday’s SCVN Friday hike took place on the Sunset Trail,
a popular summertime hike on Mt. Lemmon connecting hikers
to Marshall Gulch without having to drive all the way up through Summerhaven.

Hikers-2-72Helen and Ellen ready for the hike.

Hikers-4-72Ricki and Ellen, out guides make a backup copy of the SCVN Sign-in Sheet.

Hikers-5-72Ricki goes over the Safety Rules with the hikers.

Hikers-6-72Barbara and Jeff on the trail.

Hikers-7-72A view from Sunset Rock of the hikers on the trail.

Hikers-8-72Tosh and Liz examining rocks.

Hikers-9-72 Ellen and Ricki have a snake before hiking back to the trailhead.
– Images by kenne

 

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