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Old Baldy And A Poem I Will Never Write   Leave a comment

Super Trail Vista (1 of 1)-5Hiking The Super Trail On Mt. Wrightson — This image by kenne is of Old Baldy from the Josephine Saddle.

Thinking about a poem I’ll never write.
With gut on wood and hide, and plucking thumb,
Grope and stutter for the words, invent a tune,
In any tongue, this moment one time true
Be wine of blood or rhythm drives it through —
A leap of words to things and there it stops.

— from the poem “A Stone Garden” by Gary Snyder

Mountain Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Mountain Spinny Lizard (1 of 1)-3 blogMountain Spiny Lizard or Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii) — Image by kenne

The Mountain Spiny Lizard can be found in the southeastern portion of Arizona — in this image, the Santa Rita Mountains. They live in mountain areas of oak and pine forests above 5,000 feet in elevation. This one is more colorful than most I have seen — usually bland in color. Therefore, I had to photograph him.

— kenne

When It’s Hot In The Desert, We Go To Nearby Mountains   Leave a comment

Madera Canyon 13162 II blogA Cool Summertime Choice When You Live In Tucson — Image by kenne

“The mind wanders. A million
Summers, night air still and the rocks
Warm. Sky over endless mountains.
All the junk that goes with being human
Drops away, hard rock wavers
Even the heavy present seems to fail
This bubble of a heart.

— from the poem “Piute Creek” by Gary Snyder

Douglas Spring Trail Panorama   Leave a comment

Douglas Springs HikeDouglas Spring Trail Panorama Image by kenne

In the moment you feel a
belonging to an ancient time,
a time not seen, yet you feel it —

the dryness of a land
parched, dying of thirst. 
Soon the trail switches back

and forth around large boulders
where lizards live in the dust
sometimes seen atop a boulder

doing their daily pushups
in the bright sunlight
soon returning to a dark place.

Stand here in the moment,
take yourself down the trail
toward the distant mountains.

The trail is narrow and dusty,
so narrow there are hikers
in front of you and behind,

not to your side, this is not 
a shoulder to shoulder march,
this is a hike in single file.

Having entered this picture
you can stay till the poem ends 
and the magic fades away.

For me, the photographer,
a part of me remains
poised in the moment.

— kenne

 

Weed Behind A Stone   1 comment

Super Trail Vista (1 of 1) art blog“Weed Behind A Stone” — Image by kenne

Weed behind a stone

Tween a rock and mountain view,

Some call it heaven.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Mountain Marigold   1 comment

Wildflower (1 of 1) Art blogMountain Marigold, Madera Canyon (October 27,2014) — Image by kenne

Mountain Marigold

Competing with fall colors,

All winners here.

— kenne

Morning Clouds Moving On, Madera Canyon   4 comments

Sunrise (1 of 1) blog

 

Sunrise (1 of 1)-2 blog

 

Sunrise (1 of 1)-3 blogMorning Clouds Moving On, Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains — Images by kenne

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

— Henry David Thoreau

 

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