Archive for the ‘Tucson Basin’ Tag

Oral Valley/Tucson Basin Panorama   1 comment

Oral Valley/ Tucson Basin Panorama by kenne

This panorama was created from three images taken from Wasson Peak, atop the Tucson Mountains March 13, 2015.
The Tortolita Mountains are to the left, Santa Catalina Mountains in the middle,
and the Rincon Mountain off to the right.

View From The Top   1 comment

View from the Top, Near Barnum Rock On Mt. Lemmon (10/05/12) — Image by kenne

The landscape changes, so enjoy it: of course,
you have to have an objective in mind – to reach the top.
But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it’s no bother
to stop now and again and enjoy the panorama around you.
At every meter conquered, you can see a little further,
so use this to discover things that you still had not noticed.

— Paulo Coelho

Lower Box Camp Trail   2 comments

Lower Box Camp Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains (09/06/19)– Image by kenne

When hiking the Box  Camp Trail, the top part of the trail is in the Pine Forest biome,
where the dominant plants are  AZ Pine, SW White Pine, Ponderosa Pine, and
occasional Douglas-Fir. This image shows a view of the Tucson basin and the
Santa Rita Mountain to the south
, where the Oak Woodland biome takes over (5,000′ – 6,000′).

— kenne

Tucson Basin   Leave a comment

Tucson Basin — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Remembering is an ethical act, has ethical value in and of itself. Memory is,
achingly, the only relation we can have with the dead. So the belief that
remembering is an ethical act is deep in our natures as humans, who know
we are going to die, and who mourn those who in the normal course of
things die before us—grandparents, parents, teachers, and older friends.”

— Susan Sontag

Ventana Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Ventana Canyon-Pano-72Ventana Canyon — Panorama by kenne
(In this image, you see the Tucson basin with the Santa Rita Mountains in the distance.)

“Life is like riding a Bicycle.

To keep your balance,

you must keep moving.”

— Albert Einstein

Panning For Garnets   Leave a comment

Thursday Elementary January 24, 2019-11-Infrared-72Students Panning For Garnets In Sabino Creek — Infrared Image by kenne

One of the programs taught by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists to elementary
school children is geology called “Strike It Rich.” They learn how the Santa Catalina
Mountains were formed and the minerals contained in the “gneiss” rock.
The primary
activity is panning for garnets (sand rubies) in Sabino Creek.
The students uncovered the link between the towering granite cliffs
above the Tucson Basin and all that lies below.

— kenne

Tucson Basin Panorama   Leave a comment

Tucson View on Mt Lemon Road-02-16-10-Panorama1-72Tucson Basin Panorama (February 16, 2010) — Image by kenne

This panorama was composed at one of the vistas along the Catalina Highway, looking
west over the Tucson basin during our home shopping visit to Tucson. We move to
Tucson in late June of 2010, making this image my first panorama over the city.

— kenne 

December Is Here — Desert Sunset   4 comments

Tucson sunset (1 of 1)-4-72-2December Desert Sunset (Tucson Basin) — Image by kenne

How did it get so late so soon?

Its night before its afternoon.

December is here before its June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

— Dr. Seuss

Unfoldment   1 comment

Tucson From The Ridge (1 of 1)-3-72Tucson Basin Sunset — Image by kenne

Each idea planted
yet not the first
is a new beginning
forming the orientation
for the next step
without direction
creating a path
with each step
of unfoldment.
Each step
like an idea
leads to another.
— kenne

Gusty Winds In The Tucson Basin   Leave a comment

Aspen Trail-11-72-2Gusty Winds In The Tucson Basin — Image by kenne

Last Friday was a windy day creating clouds of dust over the Tucson basin.
This image shows the dust clouds as seen from Mt. Lemmon,
where it was windy but no dust on a chilly fall day.

— kenne

Let the desert wind cool
your aching head. Let the
weight of the world — 
drift away instead.

— Beck

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

 

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