Archive for the ‘Tanque Verde Wash’ Tag

A Christmas Day Walk   2 comments

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Mid-morning on Christmas Day,
I walk the nearby wash.
The morning sun dissolves
An overnight dusting of
snow on the lower mountains.

There is little movement or sound
In the brush, the once dusty trail
Now packed by the winter rains.
Limbs of dead trees point everywhere
No longer making use of water.

— kenne

Sticks and Stones Art — Photo-Essay   1 comment

Tanuri Ridge includes about 40 acres along the Tanque Verde wash,
which runs into the Rillito River.
Thirty-six years ago there were concrete picnic tables
under several big cottonwood trees.
Since that time there has been a flood washing away the tables
and a fire that destroyed many of the trees.
Now it is frequented by people walking their dogs and horseback riders,
and yes, photographers like myself.

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When we moved to Tanuri Ridge in 2010,
I went for a walk down by the wash 
and discovered
different forms of nature sculpture alone the trails.

 

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Someone was taking sticks and stones to create art.

 

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Over the years, some of the art would be removed while new appeared.

 

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I began to ask around and learned the art was probably the work of
David and Margarita Berg.

 

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David was a resident of Tanuri Ridge when we move here.
During my first walk down by the wash,
I discovered a memorial to Margarita Berg.
Previously, I had met David in the community,
so I called him and asked if I might interview him
for a newsletter I was preparing for Tanuri Ridge — he agreed.
Click here for a link to that posting I wrote on David and Margarita, June 8, 2011.

 

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David no longer lives in Tanuri Ridge,
but it is evident that he returns to maintain Margarita’s memorial,
which has the same signature as the Tanque Verde wash art —
sticks and stones.

— kenne

 

 

Mallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Mallard Ducks-2-blogMallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

When the wash is dry
We find this pair in our pool —
Tell then we don’t share.

— kenne

Lesser Goldfinch Day Two   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch-2-blogLesser Goldfinch Day Two — Image by kenne

 

Lesser Goldfinches In The Bushes   2 comments

Common Yellowthroat Warbler-Edit-1-blog-1Lesser Goldfinches In The Bushes — Image by kenne

Lesser Goldfinches
Near the Tanque Verde wash
Foraging in bush.

— kenne

View of Tanque Verde Wash On New Years Eve, 2017   5 comments

View Across the Wash-0795 blog -IIView South Across the Tanque Verde Wash from Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

Desert Colors

The warmest year on record
finally experienced a hard freeze
on a clear December night
when the cold mountain air
pushed aside months of hot desert air — 
cold enough to bring out the autumn colors
of the cottonwoods and sycamores
near the Tanque Verde wash
on 
this last day of 2017.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

— kenne

The Migrating Turkey Vultures Are Back   1 comment

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This time of year the migrating turkey vultures come gliding and circling in each afternoon from the north landing in the large trees along the Tanque Verde Wash. Our home is about 100 yards up from the wash, so it’s easy to watch for migrating birds. The next morning like clockwork, they start circling up around 9:00 am continuing their return to Mexico.

— kenne

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