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The West Is On Fire!   Leave a comment

FitzsimmonsCartoon by David Fitzsimmons

Note the date on this cartoon, 2013. Unfortunately, this cartoon is going to have a long shelf-life. 

Wildflowers Return To The Burned Forest   3 comments

Chiricahua National MonumantWildflowers return in the spring of 2012 near the Natural Bridge Trail
after a wildfire burned parts of the Chiricahua National Monument in 2011.
— Image by kenne

Be Content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.

— Lao Tzu

Monitoring The Catalina Wildfire   2 comments

Yesterday’s conditions cause a seven-day brush fire to start-up again, but with winds dying down, clouds moving in and lower temperatures has reduced the number of fires on the front ridge of the Catalina’s. This morning has already brought some rain to the area, without lightning.

— kenne

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

Lemmon Rock Lookout As Soon From The WIlderness Rocks Trail   5 comments

Looking up from the WIlderness Rocks Tail, the Lemmon Rock Lookout on Mt. Lemmon is barely visible through the trees.

Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Lemmon Rock Lookout. — Images by kenne

Lemmon Rock Lookout is at 8,820 feet and is usually occupied about five months per year for going on 80 years. The 14-by-14 shack was built by a CCC crew in the early 1930s, replacing an older lookout on Mount Lemmon that had stood since 1913. It has been upgraded since then, but remains much the same as it was 80 years ago. Click here for a blog link that contains images of the current accommodations.


The Southwest Is Burning   1 comment

“The Southwest Is Burning” — Image by kenne

The Southwest Is Burning

Natures Beauty Lost In Time

Dry Eyes Become Glassy.

— kenne

Capturing the Moment — Smoke-filled Sky at Sunset   Leave a comment

Smoked-filled At Sunset In Montgomery Country, Texas — Image by Barbara Holland

Texas Fires — Bastrop County   Leave a comment

Texas HWY 21 in the Bastrop State Park Area — Image Source: Flickr

As of this posting, more than 17,000 acres have burned in Bastrop County as a fire that began Sunday afternoon continues to rage out of control. Read more . . .

Bastrop is a beautiful area, having been the location for several movies, and home to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.


Posted September 5, 2011 by kenneturner in Information, Life, Photography

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Capturing the Moment — Brown Cloud Over Tucson   Leave a comment

View from Tucson Mountains toward downtown Tucson and the Catalina Mountains– Image by kenne

The Coronado National Forest, which includes the Santa Catalina Mountains, is closed because of the extremely dry conditions in southern Arizona. These conditions have led to several wildfires south of Tucson, smoke from which had settled over Tucson as shown in this early morning photo taken from the Tucson Mountains west of Tucson.




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