Archive for the ‘Tucson Mountains’ Tag

A Late December Hike In The Tucson Mountains   3 comments

MMM Hikers Tucson Mountains 01-14-13A Late December Hike In The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

Now in the new year
Rain brought snow on higher peaks
Cool hikes down below.

— kenne

Follow The Narrow Trail   Leave a comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Follow the Narrow Trail (The Tucson Mountains) — Image by kenne

No Name Trails

My trails don’t always have a name.
They are the ones on which I roam
Gathering new views to capture
Sharing with others who read books
And write poems on the earth and sky.

— kenne


Bee On Sneezeweed Wildflower   1 comment

Bee On Sneezeweed-Edit-2-art-blogBee On Western Sneezeweed Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne


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

Gates Pass Area In The Tucson Mountains   1 comment

Tucson Mountains Panorama 3-blogGates Pass Area In The Tucson Mountains — Panorama by kenne (This panorama was created by merging three photos in Adobe Lightroom)

The road through the pass
is narrow with lots of curves
and no shoulders for the
many bikers going along the
crest of the Tucson Mountains.

Sunsets in the Sonoran Desert
at beautiful, especially when
viewed from Gates Pass after
spending the day at Old Tucson
or Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

— kenne

Tucson Mountain Park Panorama   2 comments

Tucson Mountain Park_Panorama4 blogTucson Mountain Park Panorama — Image by kenne

There’s something wonderfully healing in Arizona air.

— Zane Grey

Halloween Sunset   2 comments

Sunset-0614 blogSunset Over the Tucson Mountains, October 31, 2017 — Image by kenne

For a moment, I
Step outside to capture a
Halloween sunset.

— kenne


Can’t Wait!   Leave a comment

tucson-mt-poppies-blog“Can’t Wait” — Image by kenne

The two images in this collage were taken January 31, 2012, in the Tucson Mountains west of Tucson. We haven’t had a chance to hike in the Tucson Mountains yet this year, but the wildflowers tend to be earlier there compared to the Santa Catalina Mountains where we do most of our hiking. Since I can’t wait till we have a chance to hike in the Tucson Mountains this spring, I’m sharing there from five years ago. (Click Here For Flickr Slideshow)

— kenne

Wolf Moon, 2017   3 comments

Misc 01-27-13Image by kenne

Having been born in the month of January, and given my independent nature, I feel a relationship to what some Native Americans called the Wolf Moon since it appeared when hunger wolves howled outside their villages. Technically the Wolf Moon occurred on the 11th. I seem to have more success in photographing the moon just before sunrise, so this Wolf Moon image was taken as it was about to set over the Tucson mountains on the 12th.

On cold winter nights

Hunger wolves howl at the moon

A midnight high point.

— kenne

Saguaro Love   1 comment

Starpass Trail 2012Saguaro Cactus in the Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

“Ouch, not too close, I don’t want to get a whisker burn!”

It’s A Beautiful Day   Leave a comment

Sunsets (1 of 1)-2 blogSunset Over The Tucson Mountains (December 6, 2015) — Image by kenne

“It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away”

“We choose love over fear.”

— U2


Desert Rose   Leave a comment

Desert rose (1 of 1) grunge art blogDesert Rose Wildflower — Grunge Art by kenne

As I look beyond the flowers in the canyon

the curvature of the desert basin begins,

rolling across dried river beds to the west

where the sun sets each day

beyond the Tucson Mountains

starting a new day somewhere in the west.

— kenne

Desert Broomrape   1 comment

Desert Broomrape (Orobanche cooperi),
also known as Cooper’s broomrape, spike broomrape, and burroweed strangler.
Because the Desert Broomrape lacks leaves and chlorophyll,
it gets its nutrients from a host plant and is therefore a parasite. 

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Capturing The Moment — Rock Hibiscus   6 comments

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rock hibiscus (1 of 1)-2 blogRock Hibiscus — Images by kenne

“It’s very difficult to look at the World
and into your heart at the same time.
In between, a life has passed.”

― Jim Harrison


Sunset Signals   Leave a comment

Sunset (1 of 1)-3 blogSunset Signals — Image by kenne

Radio signals

Transmit from the mountain top

Smoke of yesterdays.

— kenne

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