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Ventana Canyon Hike   Leave a comment

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

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Ventana Canyon — A Hike In The Canyon   1 comment

Ventana Canyon (1 of 1) blogVentana Canyon — Image by kenne

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
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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

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