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The Wonderland Of The Southwest   Leave a comment

Petrified Forest National Park-0079 blogPetrified Forest National Park — Images by kenne

Here, one sees the Painted Desert with its fantastic coloring, the petrified forests, deep lateral cañons, the great Cohonino Forest, through which one may ride for five days without finding a drop of water except during the rainy season. Truly, it is a wonderland, and in the Grand Cañon one can think of nothing but the Abomination of Desolation. There is no place in the world at present so accessible, and at the same time so full of the most romantic interest, as are the territories of Arizona and New Mexico.

— from On the Border with Crook, by John G. Bourke (1891)

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Adobe Window   11 comments

Old Tucson-9378_adobe window blogAdobe Window — Image by kenne

The Adobe – Layer at Sunset

by Henry Shukman 

It hits you
           while washing your trowel
                               in a bucket of sky:
wind humming in the ear,
                     on the mountains
                              italic shadows,
and the high snow
                     like blueberry ice.

The adobe homes
                     tucked in the hills
                              gaze out at the sunset
like kids in bed.
                     You know in your bones
                              there’s nowhere else.

Times like this
                     the world opens a door.
                             You step through,
breathe sweet
                     pine-smoked air
                              like nothing you ever
tasted before.

Siesta Shadows Create Colors On The Wall   6 comments

Old Tucson-9417_colors on the wall blogSiesta Shadows Create Colors On The Wall — Image by kenne

When walls become art
The roving eye embraces
Siesta shadows.

— kenne

Desert Sun, Water And Shadows   3 comments

Del Sol_20111229_1052 Water & Shadows blogDesert Sun, Water and Shadows — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Blossoms In Our Desert Yard   7 comments

The Summer Rains Help Brighten Desert Yards — Images by kenne

Last Chance . . . Can You Believe This?   6 comments

. . . Yes!


Source: Non Sequitur

Capturing The Moment — Eastern Collared Lizard   2 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Eastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. I have other photos of the lizard from earlier springs, and could have easily used one of them, but this image was taken a week ago.

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.


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