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Hot Bird In Tucson   Leave a comment

Hot Bird-2945-blogImmature Canyon Towhee on 109 Degree Day (Bird I.D. by Jerry Bird) — Image by kenne

This Canyon Towhee has been spending time in the shade of our olive tree, which is near the patio fountain and feeders. Yes, birds can suffer heat strokes. — kenne

 

Coatimundi In A Willow Acacia Tree — Photo Essay   12 comments

It is common for some Tanuri Ridge residents to walk their dogs on the Circle. This practice was taking place late yesterday afternoon when an animal jumped out of a small tree running to a larger nearby tree.

I just happen to be taking out the trash pickup bin when I was called over to help identify this frightening animal. At first, it was difficult to see the animal among all the many branches of the giant willow acacia tree, but when I spotted the long tail, I knew it was a coatimundi. Coatimundis are occasionally seen in Sabino Canyon and the Santa Catalina Mountains, but rarely in neighborhoods. Note: A good part of the Catalinas and the foothills has not had any rain for four months and we have experienced the hottest June on record so this guy could be here in search of water.

I quickly ran back in the house to get my camera. The late day angle of the sun made getting good photos difficult, however having this beautiful animal up a tree meant he would not be leaving anytime soon.

— kenne

Coatimundi In A Willow Acacia Tree — Photo Essay by kenne
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Desert Heat Doesn’t Bother This Plant   Leave a comment

Mexican Bird of Paradice-2758 blog nameImage by kenne

 

Tanuri Ridge Beauty   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom-1496 art blogTanuri Ridge Beauty — Computer Art by kenne

A cactus blossom 
greeting
early morning
walkers
as the sun rises
casting
long shadows
across
the Catalinas,
opening
not as a rose
lasting
for days
providing only
one brief moment
passing by
I share the
moment.

— kenne

 

House Finch   Leave a comment

House Finch-0028 blog IIHouse Finch — Computer Art by kenne

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

— from the poem “Dreams” by Langston Hughes

Spring Yard Flowers Around Our Tucson Home — A Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Late Spring Flowers in the Desert — Images by kenne
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Reflections   1 comment

Reflections-1201 III blogReflections — Image by kenne

The empty vase, longing to be filled,
Waits patiently in the sink
For someone to turn on the faucet

The empty vase, full of love
Denies the fact that at this moment
It is just an empty vase

In a land where everyone is an empty vase
It is the human’s job
To hold all the flowers

Even an empty vase
Is fully capable
Of holding its own weight

— from “The Empty Vase” by Scot Warren

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