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Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay by kenne

A very special wildflower that can be found on Mt. Lemmon. 
These images were taken along Sunset Trail to Marshell Gultch —
one of my favorite mountain wildflowers.

— kenne

Fly Agaric Mushroom — The Elf Of Plants   1 comment

Fly Agaric mushroom (1 of 1) art blogFly Agaric Mushroom (Bid Red) — Image by kenne

The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants –
 

At Evening, it is not
At Morning, in a Truffled Hut
It stopopon a Spot

As if it tarried always
And yet it’s whole Career
Is shorter than a Snake’s Delay –
And fleeter than a Tare –

’Tis Vegetation’s Juggler –
The Germ of Alibi –
Doth like a Bubble antedate
And like a Bubble, hie –

I feel as if the Grass was pleased
To have it intermit –
This surreptitious Scion
Of Summer’s circumspect.

Had Nature any supple Face
Or could she one contemn –
Had Nature an Apostate –
That Mushroom – it is Him!

— Emily Dickinson 

Hiking The Sunset Trail Out Of Marshall Gulch   Leave a comment

Marshall Gulch (1 of 1)-9 blogHiking The Sunset Trail Out Of Marshall Gulch On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

Marshall Gulch (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Sunset Trail (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Birthday Picnic for Ricki (Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower Photo Essay — Back By Popular Demand   Leave a comment

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Thurber cinquefoil Wildflowers (August 12, 2016) — Images by kenne

The Sunset Trail leading to Marshall Gulch is where you can find plenty of Thurber cinquefoil blooming this summer on Mt. Lemmon. I first learned of this beautiful wildflower from my Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) friends in 2012 and continue to find it enjoyable to photograph — yes, “Back by popular demand!”

— kenne

View from Sunset Rock On Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

View from Sunset Rock (1 of 1) blogSouth View from Sunset Rock off of Sunset Trail on Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains (August 12, 2016)
— Images by kenne

Hikers (1 of 1) blogStanding on Sunset Rock, Paul Kriegshauser, who has a cabin in the Mt. Lemmon community of Summerhaven,
shares some of his knowledge of Mt. Lemmon with Tom Skinner, Ricki Mensching (partially blocked by Tom),
Alice Bird and Phil Bentley.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Mt. Lemmon Mushrooms — A Photo Essay   1 comment

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Hiking the Sunset Trail on Mt. Lemmon (August 12, 2016) — Images by kenne

 

Hiking and Partying Equal One With SCVN   Leave a comment

Having begun back in June, the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) summer hikes in the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains now has two hikes remaining on Mt. Lemmon before starting our trek down the mountain in October, offering our Friday hikes in the desert. This year our summer Friday hikes have experienced a good turnout, no storms and no injuries, and as usual fun has been had by all.

As an organization, SCVN is always ready to party, so in the middle of last Friday’s hike a spontaneous (plan by some) surprise birthday party for Rick and Maribeth took place in the Marshall Gulch picnic area. It was also an opportunity for some who have not been able to hike regularly this summer, to make it out and spend time together.

kenne

SCVN (and invited public) party in Marshall Gulch (August 14, 2015) — Images and video by kenne
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

“SCVN has the best people in the whole world,
and anyone who hangs around with SCVN
are the best people in the whole world.”

— Rick Mensching 

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