Archive for the ‘Wildfire’ Tag

Years Since The Fire   1 comment

Rose Lake July 2013Years Since The Fire (alligator juniper) — Image by kenne

Years since the fire
Standing as a test of time —
Juniper power.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Burnt Forest   1 comment

Brunt log B-W (1 of 1) blogImage by kenne

My name is, kenne,

I cry and curse each wildfire

Breathing dust and smoke.

— kenne 

Forest Thinning On Mount Lemmon   Leave a comment

Mt Bigelow 07-15-13

Mt Bigelow 07-15-13

Mt Bigelow 07-15-13Forest Thinning On Mount Lemmon — Images by kenne



“May Your Mountains Rise . . .”   7 comments

Bug Springs April 2013

Bug Springs April 2013

Bug Springs April 2013Views along the lower third of Bug Springs Trail Near Catalina Highway. — Images by kenne

This area experience a wildfire several years ago. Signs still stand as grass and other desert plants slowly take hold. This time of year everything is dry and windy. There will probably not be any rain between now and the summer monsoon, which normally begins in July. Hopeful, this area will not experience another wildfire.

May your trails be crooked,
leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into
and above the clouds.

— Edward Abbey

Bug Springs April 2013Bug Springs Trail Panoramic View Toward The Higher Elevation Segment Of Catalina Highway — Image by kenne


Gila Wildfire In New Mexico Creates Smokey Conditions In Tucson   1 comment

Sunset showing the smokey conditions over Tucson from the Gila wildfire in New Mexico. — Image by kenne

A record-setting New Mexico wildfire is spreading in all directions. A massive, erratic Gila National Forest blaze grew overnight to more than 190,000 acres, or nearly 300 square miles, as it raced across the area’s steep, ponderosa pine-covered hills and through its rugged canyons. The wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness that already is the largest in state history spread in all directions Thursday, and experts say it’s likely a preview of things to come as states across the West contend with a dangerous recipe of wind, low humidity and tinder-dry fuels. The conditions that help fuel the wildfire worry all residents of the southwest since we are all experiencing very dry, low humidity, perfect for wildfires throughout New Mexico and Arizona.

Here in Tucson, wer are currently experiencing only smoke from the Gila wildfire, as can be seen from this evening sunset over the Tucson Mountains. Let’s hope that’s all we will be dealing with.


Dark Powder On The Trail   2 comments

Dark Powder On The Trail

Born of a volcanic eruption,

covered with ash and pumice,

fused into spires and rock formations

at the crossroads of the

Chihuahuan and Sonora deserts.

Bonita Canyon, refuge to the Apaches,

later to become the Faraway Ranch,

managed by a blind woman,

Lillian was her name,

in a wonderland of rocks.

The land of standing rocks,

A backdrop to a biological paradise

through modern history —

returned to ashes by Horseshoe 2 fire

leaving dark powder on the Bonita Trail.

Wildflowers, the first to return

adding color to the black and gray,

first symbolized by a flower

left by the fire’s inferno

to dodge the debris flows.

Time will heal the Chiricahua wounds

not by man’s clock of numbers,

but to Mother Nature’s cycles

linked to the brain in our hearts

creating a day out of time.


Images by kenne

Wildfire Smoke Pushed Our Way   Leave a comment

Catalina Foothills Smoked-filled Sunset, Monday, June 20, 2011 — Image by kenne

Late Monday afternoon, the skies got dark as the winds blow in smoke from the wildfires to our east. Here’s a short video showing the conditions Monday and how they had changed make to normal the following afternoon.



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