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Ventana Canyon Hike   Leave a comment

ventana-canyon-hike-panorama-blog-iiVentana Canyon Panorama (February 24, 2017) — Images by kenne

Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.

Ventana Canyon — A Hike In The Canyon   1 comment

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Looking back down from the Ventana Canyon trail with much climbing to do until reaching Maiden Pools.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

— John Muir

Capturing The Moment — Caliche Globemallow   Leave a comment

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Caliche Globemallow (1 of 1) blogCaliche Globemallow (Ventana Canyon, February 26, 2016) — Images by kenne

How one encounters reality is a choice.

— Martin Heidegger


Capturing The Moment — Mexican Vervain   Leave a comment

Mexican Vervain (Ventana Canyon to Maiden Pools Hike, February 26, 2016) — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

Only Earth. Earth.
Earth for trembling tablecloths,
for a cloud’s vicious eyeball,
for recent wounds and dampened thoughts.
Earth for everything the flees from earth.

— from Earth and Moon by Federico Garcia Lorca

Coral Bean Legume Pods   1 comment

Bean pods (1 of 1) blogCoral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) Legume Pods Image by kenne

All parts of the coral bean plant are poisonous, but the red beans, which is how the plant gets its name, are by far the most highly toxic. This plant contains Erythrina alkaloids, which include the curare-like beta-erythroidine. This plant is common to many of the mountain foothills surrounding Tucson. These pods were photographed in the Maiden Pools area of Ventana Canyon, February 20, 2015.


Capturing The Moment — Ragged Rock Flowers   3 comments

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Ragged Rock Flower (1 of 1)-3 blogRagged Rock Flowers (February 20, 2015) — Images by kenne

This beautiful flower grows on a scrub that is generally found growing out of cracks in cliff rocks often near canyon streams. The flower blossom looks somewhat like a citrus blossom and even has somewhat of a citrus smell. The seeds of the plant are rich in oils love by ants, which leads to a theory why the seeds end up in the cracks of rocks. The cast-off seeds sometimes land in cracks where germination takes place.


Ventana Canyon   Leave a comment

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Sing and dance and be joyous,
but let each one also be alone.
Even as the strings of the lute are alone,
through they quiver to the same music.

— Kahlil Gibran

Capturing The Moment — Agave Squeeze   Leave a comment

Agave squeeze (1 of 1) blogAgave Squeeze: Life In A Split-Rock Crack (February 20, 2015) — Image by kenne

Listen, My Child, To The Silence   3 comments

Ventana Canyon Couple (1 of 1) blogA Couple Takes In The View Along The Trail — Image by kenne

The Silence

Listen, my child, to the silence.

An undulating silence,

a silence

that turns valleys and echoes slippery,

that bends foreheads

toward the ground.

— Federico García Lorca


“We shall not cease from exploration, . . . “   2 comments

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We shall not cease from exploration,

and the end of all our exploring

will be to arrive where we started

and know the place for the first time.

— T. S. Eliot

Even Heaven Has Weeds   2 comments

Ventana Canyon-9124 - II blog“Even Heaven Has Weeds” — Image by kenne

Even heaven has weeds —

Without the unwanted

I wouldn’t want to be there,

Assuming I have a choice.

— kenne


Morning Shadows In The Canyon   5 comments

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Ventana Canyon-2 Panorama blofMorning Shadows In Ventana Canyon — Images by kenne

Don’t tell me the sun is shining,

show me the shadows in the morning light.

I learn from the shadows,

which delivers the dawn’s music.

The shadows have taught me

the importance of being different.

With the music and being different

providing the power to go deep within.

Together I hear the words

that guide me through the day.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Leafing Ocotillo In December   3 comments

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Ventana Canyon-9122 blogGreen Ocotillo In Ventana Canyon — Images by kenne

This time of year ocotillo are gray thorny stick, so it was unusual to see some leafing in Ventana Canyon yesterday. 


Hiking Ventana Canyon — Four Decembers Ago   Leave a comment

Ventana Canyon--2 blogVentana Canyon, December 12, 2010 — Image by kenne

Today I lead the SCVN Friday hike, almost to the date, my fourth December Ventana Canyon hike. As it was then, another beautiful day in the Catalina Mountains. I like the shadows created by the narrow canyon, about five miles north of where we live in Tucson.

I was able to capture a few photos, but the lead position limits the time I would like to have for taking photos — will share some in a later posting.


Good Friday Hike In Ventana Canyon   1 comment

Mary Beth and Tom leading the way into the canyon.

Mary Beth taking in the view.

An energy break at Four Pools, which is now only one pool because of the drought.

Images by kenne

We are always becoming according to the way in which we actualize ourselves.


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