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Mountain Forests   3 comments

Coronado National Forest — Images by kenne

One of the things I love about living in the Tucson area is its biodiversity. Being in a desert surrounded by mountains (Sky Islands) with different forest biomes.

In the summer we spend time hiking in nearby mountain forests. However, this summer has been a little different because of the pandemic and forest fires.

Mountain Trail

Sabbaths 1999, VII

Again I resume the long
lesson: how small a thing
can be pleasing, how little
in this hard world it takes
to satisfy the mind
and bring it to its rest.

With the ongoing havoc
the woods this morning is
almost unnaturally still.
Through stalled air, unshadowed
light, a few leaves fall
of their own weight.

The sky
is gray. It begins in mist
almost at the ground
and rises forever. The trees
rise in silence almost
natural, but not quite,
almost eternal, but
not quite.

What more did I
think I wanted? Here is
what has always been.
Here is what will always
be. Even in me,
the Maker of all this
returns in rest, even
to the slightest of His works,
a yellow leaf slowly
falling, and is pleased.

— Wendell Berry

Since I write and share poetry nature, I was not surprised to receive a Wendell Berry poem from one of my hiking buggies, Deborah. She wanted to know if I had posted it in the past, having not it gave me good reason to do so along with the video, “The Women Who Planted Trees,” by Emily Barker.

Mt. Lemmon Trail

Trees, The Stuff of Myths II   2 comments

Getty & Huntington 2011Bonsai Art — Image by kenne

Trees,

are worthy of reverence,
giving us a sense
of the unknown,
becoming the center
of our fascination.

Trees,

are holders of curiosity,
masked in the name
of wisdom,
facility of spirit,
carrying a person’s mind
past himself.

Trees,

are witness to happenings,
generating the stuff
of myths,
upon which we share
he essence and
power of becoming.

— kenne

Rock Along The Green Mountain Trail   5 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionThe image of the rock captures a view of Thimble Peak between the trees looking down into the Tucson basin. Image by kenne

 

When Is A Tree Not A Tree?   2 comments

Living In The Shadow. — Image my kenne

Take a leaf off a tree. Is it still a tree?
Take a sin­gle twig off a tree. Is it still a tree?
Remove an entire branch from a tree. Is it still a tree?
Take off half of the branches. Is it still a tree?
Cut down the whole tree, leav­ing only the stump. Is it still a tree?
Many peo­ple would say no, it is no longer a tree,
though the roots may still be in the ground.
Well, where did the tree go?
Removing a leaf, it remains a tree,
but not by remov­ing all of the branches and the trunk?

In the real world, there aren’t any things as we com­monly think of them.
A ‘thing’ as we refer to it is only a noun. A noun is merely an idea, a men­tal con­struct.
These ‘things’ exist only in our minds. There is no tree, there is only the idea of a tree.

—Anonymous

Posted September 11, 2012 by kenneturner in Information, Life, Nature, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry

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Trees, The Stuff of Myths   6 comments

Poem & Image by kenne

Trees

are worthy of reverence,

giving us a sense

of the unknown,

becoming the center

of our fascination.

Trees,

are holders of curiosity,

masked in the name

of wisdom,

facility of spirit,

carrying a person’s mind

past himself.

Trees,

are witness to happenings,

generating the stuff

of myths,

upon which we share

the essence and

power of becoming.

Posted December 29, 2011 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Life, Nature, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry

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