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Tucson Basin Panorama   Leave a comment

Blackett's Ridge-9892-Tucson Basin-72Tucson Basin as Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge — Panorama by kenne

“I love to soar in the boundless sky.
In the vast emptiness of the blue,
my soul rejoices
listening to the soundless music
of the wind.”

— from World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird by Banani Ray, 

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

View Of Tucson Basin from Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon January colors-0845 Panorama blogView Of Tucson Basin from Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (January 1, 20018) — Panorama by kenne

The white line at the base of the distant mountains is probably the result of temperature inversion capturing a  large body of cold air having nearly uniform conditions of temperature and humidity that dropped overnight under clear night skies to the lowest level at the edge of the mountains — that’s my best guess.

— kenne

 

Full Circle Over The Tucson Basin   3 comments

Notholaena standleyi  Star Fern  (1 of 1)-5 blogFull Circle Over The Tucson Basin — Image by kenne

 Full Circle

And did you find what you were looking for?

Yes, I was saturated
in the glimpse.
Enough to sleep by
that brief remembrance
all my life
as if it were a dream
of fire tearing itself
into rags of daylight.

And are you waiting for it to happen again?

Yes, I think like the sun
on the other side of the earth,
it has never stopped shining.
But I can only be where I’m at.

And if it doesn’t happen again?

Then I’ll still be where I’m at
which the universe must think is enough.

And will you be happy with that?

Yes. For all my looking
I have never been where I’m at.

— Jack Myers

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

 

Hiking Sweetwater Trail To Wasson Peak In The Tucson Mountains   12 comments

Sweetwater Trail Wasson PeakTrail Near The Top Of Wasson Peak Overlooking The Tucson Basin 

Sweetwater Trail Wasson PeakSweetwater Trail

Sweetwater Trail Wasson PeakMonday Morning Milers At The Top Of Wasson Peak — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Sabino Canyon Snowbird Part II   Leave a comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Phainopepla High In A Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

The phainopepla’s main food while wintering in the Tucson basin are desert mistletoe berries.

When eaten, the hard seeds are then passed through while the phainopepla is perched on their favorite tree branch,

often in a mesquite tree.

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Plainopela In A Tree with Desert Mistletoe — Image by kenne

The seeds are left on the branch where they can germinate and set up a root system within the host plant.

kenne

 

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