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Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

I look at a sunset

and begin to wonder

what is the relationship

between the senses

and matters of beauty,

art and taste responding

one’s feelings and emotions?

The quality of being.

— kenne

Night Hawk Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Night Hawk Over The Tucson Mountains (August 11, 2022) — Image by kenne

Night Hawks

They scissor edges of twilight, cutting
black shapes into sky. The wet silver
of quick wings open against eternity,
as if to erase an end with a beginning.

Yusef Komunyakaa

Tucson/Avra Valley Aquifer   Leave a comment

Tucson/Avra Valley Aquifer — Panorama by kenne

The Tucson Mountains separate the Avra Valley and the Tucson Basin, which contain natural aquifers.
Recharge basins have been placed in the Avra Valley, where Colorado River water is blended with the groundwater,
providing water to the Tucson area.
This panorama is at the west edge of the Tucson Mountains where the recharge basins can be seen in the distance. 

 

Sombrero Peak In Saguaro National Park   Leave a comment

Hiking Sombrero Peak, located in Saguaro National Park–West, is a 3.3-mile out-and-back hike
with 1500 cumulative feet of elevation gain. — Panorama by kenne

 
 

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Watching the sunset
With peace and tranquility
I can’t stop watching.

— kenne

Western Diamondback On The Defence   1 comment

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake On The Defence — Image by kenne

With desert temperatures in the upper 40s at night and low 80s during the day,
it’s not uncommon to see these guys along the trail getting some sun
before moving on as they look for food.
This guy was a little bothered as we approached.
However, he was kind enough to let us know. 

— kenne

Tucson Mountains Panorama   2 comments

Tucson Mountains West of Tucson, Arizona — Panorama by kenne

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”

― Walt Whitman

Hills Of The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

the hills turn blue

hazy with distance.

all the slopes flow

across rocks and sand

to the desert floor

as clouds sweep in.

how many times 

hiking the trails

now feeling ancient

having lived many lives.

— kenne

 

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.

Mountain Shadows   Leave a comment

Mountain Shadows (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”

— Susan Sontag

Somewhere Down The Trail   Leave a comment

Starpass Trail — Image by kenne

On December 10th, I posted this image in color. Using Photoshop,
this is my black and white take of the original image taken December 17, 2012
while hiking in the Tucson Mountains.

— kenne

Sunset Over The Mountains   3 comments

Sunset Over the Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

SUNSETS

Pink – orange sunsets
          like all those
                                          time-worn loves
Always smile down
                       upon me
          whispering how good they were
The days
                       and the involvements

I can never turn away
                        from a hiding sun
No more than I can blot out
                                          hidden memories

It’s the last few moments
                         of either
    that promise the most

Smugness in lovers
                          is tolerable
In a sunset
It’s devastating

— John Boynton

Sun sets Behind The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sun Sets Behind the Tucson Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Thoughts move slowly by

Sun sets behind the mountains

Colors take over.

— kenne

What if . . .   3 comments

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

“What if our religion was each other.
If our practice was our life.
If prayer, our words.
What if the temple was the Earth.
If forests were our church.
If holy water–the rivers, lakes, and ocean.
What if meditation was our relationships.
If the teacher was life.
If wisdom was self-knowledge.
If love was the center of our being.”

— Ganga White

The Tucson Mountains — Truth Never Dies   4 comments

Tucson Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Truth Never Dies

Truth never dies. The ages come and go.
    The mountains wear away, the stars retire.
Destruction lays earth’s mighty cities low;
    And empires, states and dynasties expire;
But caught and handed onward by the wise,
    Truth never dies.

Though unreceived and scoffed at through the years,
    Though made the butt of ridicule and jest,
Though held aloft for mockery and jeers,
    Denied by those of transient power possessed,
Insulted by the insolence of lies,
    Truth never dies.

It answers not. It does not take offense,
    But with a mighty silence bides its time.
As some great cliff that braves the elements
    And lifts through all the storms its head sublime,
It ever stands, uplifted by the wise,
    And never dies.

As rests the Sphinx amid Egyptian sands;
    As looms on high the snowy peak and crest;
As firm and patient as Gibraltar stands,
    So truth, unwearied, waits the era blest
When men shall turn to it with great surprise.
    Truth never dies.

— Anonymous

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