Archive for the ‘White Mountains’ Tag

We Will Return In June   3 comments

Little Colorado River (June 2021) — HDR Image by kenne

Last June, some of us got out of Tucson’s heat and spent a few days in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. 

My good friend, Tom Markey, and his wife Pat were with us. We spent time walking and fishing in the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. 

Late in 2021, Tom was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Last week he received his first chemo session, to which
he had an adverse reaction, but doing better now. The tumor in his arm has already reduced in size.
So we are already talking about going back up to the mountain stream pictured above — We will return!

— kenne

 

Tom Markey Fly Fishing on the Little Colorado River — HDR Image by kenne

Three Marine Blue Butterflies   1 comment

Three Marine Blue Butterfies On a Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains) — Image by kenne

three is not a crowd

whole field of the present view

things which are before

— kenne

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly   Leave a comment

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly on a Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains, Arizona) — Image by kenne

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

— Ansel Adams

Marine Blue   3 comments

Marine Blues On a Green-headed Coneflower — Image by kenne

More rain over night

More sweat in the morning walk

Fewer walkers out

— kenne

Arizona Fritillary and Friends   Leave a comment

Arizona Fritillary and Friends — Image by kenne

Plenty of room here

Butterflies and bees abound

Sharing is the drill.

— kenne

Silver Spotted Skipper   Leave a comment

Silver Spotted Skipper on Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains, AZ) — Image by kenne

Wildflowers near the road

Attracting bees and butterflies

Shadows from tall pines

Passing rain clouds

Scatted drops hit the ground

Ravens on the wing

All’s right in the mountains.

— kenne

 

 

Hawley Lake   Leave a comment

Hawley Lake On the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the White Mountains — Image by kenne

Cow grazes near shore

Storms build over the mountains

Lake now down two feet.

— kenne

Sagebrush Checkerspot and Marine Blue   Leave a comment

Sagebrush Checkerspot and Marine Blue On a Green-headed Coneflower in the White Mountains — Image by kenne

Come up here with me

There’s plenty to go around

My little blue friend.

— kenne

Fly Fishing On Little Colorado River   Leave a comment

Tom Markey Fly Fishing on Little Colorado River (Fort Apache Indian Reservation, White Mountains) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Drought closed the forest

But not the resevation

Time for fly fishing.

— kenne

Sagebrush Checkerspot Butterfly   2 comments

Sagebrush Checkerspot Butterfly On Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains) — Image by kenne

Nature in a drought

Struggles harness to survive 

Still no broken hearts.

— kenne

 

Mexican Hat Wildflower   Leave a comment

Mexican Hat Wildflower (White Mountains, Arizona) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The final belief is to believe in a fiction, which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing else. The exquisite truth is to know that it is a fiction and that you believe in it willingly.”

— Wallace Stevens

Mountain Fenceline   Leave a comment

White Mountain Road TripMountain Fenceline — Image by kenne

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible.
To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple,
obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”

— Thomas Moore

Capturing The Moment — Oak Fire   2 comments

Forest Fire (1 of 1)-2 blog framedSmoke from the Oak Forest Fire Framed by a Tree Burned Ten Years Ago in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Forest Fire (1 of 1) blogThe Oak Fire Northeast of the San Pedro Valley as Seen from Oracle Ridge Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains,
the Smaller of Two Forest Fires Currently Burning in Arizona. A larger wildfire, the San Juan Fire
is Burning near the White Mountains Town of Vernon.
— Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — White Mountains of Arizona   3 comments

White Mountains Panorama (1 of 1) blog framedPanorama View of the White Mountains, Not Far from Show Low, Arizona — Image by kenne

You can cut the deck,

If you can show low, you win

And I will move on.

— kenne

Leaving The White Mountains, Driving To The Gila National Forest   3 comments

Fence-line in the White Mountains

View of Mountains in the Gila National Forest with elevations ranging from 4,500 feet to almost 11,000 feet

Picnic Table View of Mountains In Gila National Forest — Images by kenne

Images from the White Mountains down through the Gila National Forest in route to Silver City, New Mexico.

kenne

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