Archive for the ‘Wilderness’ Tag

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Saguaro Cactus-9657-art-72Saguaros In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit,
and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.
A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild,
the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins
and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”

— Edward Abbey

Brown Haze   Leave a comment

MMM 02-04-13Brown Haze — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.

— Edward Abbey

Natural Bridge Trail Panorama   1 comment

Natural Bridge Trail Panorama-2-art-72Natural Bridge Trail Panorama ( Capitol Reef National Park) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit,

and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.

— Edward Abbey

Push Ridge Wilderness — Black & White Photograph   2 comments

Shadows in the Woods-8545-2 blogBlack & White Image by kenne

Summer monsoon sky
Cast shadows over Push Ridge
Mountain wilderness.

— kenne

The Wild For The Wilderness Event Was All About Children   Leave a comment

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Children at the SCVN Booth at the Wild for the Wilderness Event In Sabino Canyon (November 8, 2014) — Images by kenne

The long-planned and awaited celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signed by President Johnson, “Wild for the Wilderness” took place in Sabino Canyon this past Saturday. Over forty organizations participated providing nature and wilderness activities, including nature walks, exhibits, and activities designed to test wilderness skills.  The event was sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Sierra Club, Friends of Sabino Canyon, and several other partners. Hundreds of volunteers help create many lasting memories for visitors to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Going To The Mountains Is Going Home   1 comment

Aspen Loop To Wilderness Rocks

Aspen Loop To Wilderness Rocks

Aspen Loop To Wilderness RocksViews Along The Wilderness Rock Trail — Images by kenne

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken,
over-civilized people
are beginning to find out
going to the mountains

is going home;
that wilderness is a necessity…” 

― John Muir

 

Rain Only In The Mountains, Not In The Valley   8 comments

Rain Clouds August 2013Push Ridge Wilderness 

Rain Clouds August 2013Sunset In The Rain — Images by kenne

Rain in the Mountains

by Henry Lawson

The Valley’s full of misty cloud,
Its tinted beauty drowning,
The Eucalypti roar aloud,
The mountain fronts are frowning.

The mist is hanging like a pall
From many granite ledges,
And many a little waterfall
Starts o’er the valley’s edges.

The sky is of a leaden grey,
Save where the north is surly,
The driven daylight speeds away,
And night comes o’er us early.

But, love, the rain will pass full soon,
Far sooner than my sorrow,
And in a golden afternoon
The sun may set to-morrow.

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