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Hiking with Old Buddies   1 comment

The SCVN Friday Nature Hike was Aspen Trail, Marshall Gulch Trail loop,
which would provide an opportunity to see the beautiful fall colors on Mt. Lemmon.
The Aspen Trail has a grove of aspens, which I blogged in a previous posting

Aspen Trail-8-72After hiking through the aspen grove, I began to get out in front of the nature hikers.
With less fall color on the remaining part of the Aspen Trail I decided to pick-up my pace.
I knew from past experience there would be plenty of fall color on the Marshall Gulch Trail.

Aspen Trail-21-72I was aware that my buddies, Jim Thompson and Tom Markey, were hiking the trail;
hence, I might be able to catch up with them. 

Aspen Trail-23-72I first began hiking with Jim and Tom nine years ago. They were part of the Monday Morning Milers (MMM),
the first hiking group with which I started hiking.

Aspen Trail-24-72Most of the MMM were lifetime hikers in southeast Arizona, many of whom were in their 80’s.

Aspen Trail-25-72Jim recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

Aspen Trail-26-72While Tom is a youngster like me, he’s 79.

Aspen Trail-27-72Images by kenne

It seems, as one becomes older,
That the past has another pattern,
And ceases to be a mere sequence —
Or even development: the latter a partial fallacy
Encouraged by superficial notions of evolution,
Which becomes, in the popular mind,
A means of disowning the past.
The moments of happiness — not the sense of well-being,
Fruition, fulfillment, security or affection,
Or even a very good dinner, but the sudden illumination —
We had the experience but missed the meaning,
And approach to the meaning restores the experience
In a different form, beyond any meaning
We can assign to happiness.

— from “Four Quartets” by T. S. Eliot

Common Mullein Blossoms   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012Common Mullein Blossoms On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

    It seems, as one becomes older,
That the past has another pattern,
and ceases to be a mere sequence—
Or even development: the latter a partial fallacy
Encouraged by superficial notions of evolution,
Which becomes, in the popular mind,
a means of disowning the past.

— T. S. Eliot 

Voiceless Wailing   Leave a comment

Twl-72Voiceless Wailing — Photo-Artistry by kenne

There is no end of it, the voiceless wailing,
No end to the withering of withered flowers,
To the movement of pain that is painless and motionless,
To the drift of the sea and the drifting wreckage, . . .

— T. S. Eliot

From Time Past and Time Future   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Time past and time future
What might have been and what  has been
Point to one end, which is always present.”

— from Burnt Norton by T.S. Eliot

Esperero Trail In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Esperero Trail In Sabino CanyonEsperero Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.

— T.S. Eliot

 

“Here we go around the prickly pear”   2 comments

Sabino Canyon WalkPrickly Pear Cactus in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o’clock in the morning.

– from “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot 

Loma Alta Trail   Leave a comment

Hope Camp-0903 blogLoma Alta Trailhead Saguaro National Park — Image by kenne

This is the dead land
This is cactus land
Here the stone images
Are raised, here they receive
The supplication of a dead man’s hand
Under the twinkle of a fading star.

— from “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot

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