Archive for the ‘Tortolita Mountains’ Tag

Tucson Basin Panorama   1 comment

16695950048_ff830fd202_oTucson Basin from Marana to South Tucson with the Tortolita Mountains, Santa Catalina Mountains, and Rincon Mountains
as seen from Wasson Peak in the Tucson Mountains — Panorama Image by kenne

“There are many people writing songs. That is absolutely wonderful.
Who knows, there may be some kid in diapers and he or she might succeed
in capturing in a few dozen words what great writers have spent years trying to say.
Just the right word in the right place with the right melody behind it and the right rhythm.
It might get around the world inch by inch, and people realize that this world is in danger,
that we’re in danger. That’s the way “This Land Is Your Land” got to be so well known.”

— Pete Seeger

Tucson Basin Panorama   Leave a comment

Wasson Peak 01-30-12Tucson Basin Panorama — Image by kenne
View from Wasson Peak, in the Tucson Mountains, looking towards the Tortolita Mountains,

Santa Catalina Mountains, and the Rincon Mountains.

Standing on a desert peak
you may feel like a
pebble of sand in a vast desert,

you are the entire desert in a pebble.

— kenne

 

Panorama Image From Wasson Peak   1 comment

Panorama (1 of 1) blogLooking East Atop Wasson Peak In The Tucson Mountains (L/R Tortolita Mountains, Santa Catalina Mountains & Rincon Mountains)
Interstate 10 going north through Marana, Oro Valley and north Tucson– Panorama by kenne

Heaven’s Door — Abandoned Ranch House In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Dove Mountain and Rainy DayThe Desert’s Door To The Sky, The Remains of An Old Ranch House In The Tortolita Mountains
— Image by kenne

THE DESERT RANCHER ON SUNDAY
by Jeffrey Alfier

Winds release clouds from the tread of drifting
but buoy the arcs of loitering hawks.
 
It’s so quiet he swears he hears sunlight,
Chihuahuan sage blossoming in clusters.
 
Where his footfalls impel a warbler’s flight,
distant church bells summon their own echoes.
 
He kneels, presses palms to parched tractor ruts
that angle off into wind-runneled fields.
 
Thin soil keeps him for another season,
the ground made of nothing his hands won’t hold.

— from The Silver Birch Press Publication, The Wold Yearling, by Jeffrey C. Alfier

The Rock At The Pass   1 comment

Dove Mountain and Rainy DayRock At The Pass — Image by kenne

I will see you at the rock,

the rock at the pass —

not till you are lost,

then you will find me

by the river sitting on the rock.

You starting point will be

the mystery of my loneliness.

— kenne

Panorama View On The Wild Burro Trail In The Tortolita Mountains   2 comments

On The Wild Burro Trail In The Tortolita Mountains. This Image Is A Photomerge of Three Photos Taken With A Nikon D200 Using A 12-24mm Lens — Image by kenne (Click On The Image To Get A Bigger View.)

Old Stone Line Shacks Along The Wild Burro Trail   6 comments

The Remains Of  Two Old Stone Line Shacks, Used By Early Cattleman,
Along The Wild Burro Trail Located In The Tortolita Mountains In The Dove Mountain Area.
Learn More About Dove Mountain Trails At The Dove Mountain Hikers Website. — Images by kenne

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