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Tumacácori   Leave a comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Mission-2-72Tumacácori (September 27, 2019)– Image by kenne

“As Jesuit Eusebio Francisco Kino and his party approached the O’odham (or Pima) settlement of Tumacácori in January 1691, they rode the wave of a century of expansion northward along New Spain’s west coast corridor. The Jesuits had performed tens of thousands of baptisms and also become the region’s most powerful social and economic force. But the tide carried them no farther north than the Pimería Alta, home of the upper Piman Indians.” — Read more . . .

 

Earth, Sky and Tumacácori   Leave a comment

Nogales“Earth, Sky and Tumacácori” — Photo Artistry by kenne

A priestly man
once traveled
the desert southwest

mounted a horse
armed only with love
a force without
a presidio of soldiers

connecting with people
of many tribes

building adobe missions
each opened to the morning sun
located within walking distance
understanding the desert paradox.

— kenne

Hiker   Leave a comment

Sunset Hiker-9501 Painting blog IIHiker — Computer Painting by kenne

Boots stir the trail dust
the morning you know,

shadows fashion the ground
soon to be abandoned.

She leads us into the, 
a hiking we will go.

Others follow her shadows
bright sunlight in their eyes,

the trail edges glow
a sun lit boardwalk.

In this land of the past
Spanish wagons kept coming

building a place of worship
near the Santa Cruz,

Tumacácori up river
from Nogales — I believe.

This is my new land
in the land of old

where hiking
is my past time.

Is this world real,
or a reflection of dreams

on the shadow side 
of nature’s spirit

not blind to the worth
of this wonderful gift.

— kenne

 

 

Hiking The de Anza Trail Between Tubac and Tumacacori, Arizona   9 comments

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deAnza Trail 2014-9529 blogHiking the de Anza Trail between Tubac and Tumacacori, Arizona, 20 miles north of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico — Images by kenne.

 

Capturing The Moment — Cockerbur Weeds   2 comments

deAnza Trail 2014-9520 blogCockerbur Weeds, not a place to let your dog run free. — Image by kenne

A Cockerbur Night

She was hard to see in the dark,

I called and called but her puppy spirit

Was sending an invitation to come play —

It was late and dark, not a time for playing.

I was not interested in chasing her in the dark,

So I closed the door and waited for ten minutes.

Not hearing her bark, I checked on her,

Again, calling and calling — this time looking for her.

Frustrated and worried, I went back in the house.

Through the night I listened for her.

Waking early at first light I readied for a search,

But as I opened the door, there she was

Lying on the “Welcome” doormat.

Jumping up, I hugged her,

Feeling the imbedded cockerburs

Collected from her night of play.

— kenne

Bunkhouse Alone The De Anza Trail Between Tubac and Tumacacori   4 comments

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Bunkhouse-9513 blogBunkhouse Alone The De Anza Trail Between Tubac and Tumacacori  in Southern Arizona– Images by kenne

Almost A Line of Poetry

Winter’s trees place shadows on the walls.

Leaves pepper the dirt floors

Below broken rafters open to the sky.

Windows and doors missing from their opening.

An old canning jar, hot-pot and boots

Placed in open window, not by chance.

Someone arranged them —

Almost a line of poetry.

— kenne

Earth, Sky And Padre Kino   2 comments

Nogales“Earth, Sky and Tumacácori” — Image by kenne

A priestly man
once traveled
the desert southwest

mounted a horse
armed only with love
a force without
a presidio of soldiers

connecting with people
of many tribes

building adobe missions
each opened to the morning sun
located within walking distance
understanding the desert paradox.

kenne

Second Annual Festival Kino Celebration
at Tumacácori National Historical Park

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