2nd September 2014

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Aspen Fire, Eleven Years Out

Aspen Fire, Eleven Years Out

Brunt Trees (1 of 1) blogNear The Top of Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Eleven years ago much of Mt. Lemmon was damaged by forest fire, Aspen Fire. As nature will have its way, much of the burned area has been reclaimed with maybe twenty more years before the forest to reach it previous height.

The other day while hiking the WIlderness Rock trail under a deep blue shy, I noticed the brilliant contrast of gray-white…

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2nd September 2014

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Capturing The Moment — Lupine Blue Butterflies On Marshall Gulch Trail

Capturing The Moment — Lupine Blue Butterflies On Marshall Gulch Trail

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Lupine Blue (1 of 1) blogLupine Blue Butterflies — Images by kenne

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2nd September 2014

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The Lupine Blue butterfly is an attractive butterfly that is light gray-blue in color with wings closed, displaying a beautiful blue color when open.
Since it’s wings are open only in flight, photographing them can be a real challenge. — Images by kenne captured on Mt. Lemmon

(CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW IN A SLIDESHOW FORMAT.)

Capturing The Moment — Lupine Blue Butterflies The Lupine Blue butterfly is an attractive butterfly that is light gray-blue in color with wings closed, displaying a beautiful blue color when open.

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1st September 2014

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Capturing The Moment — Arizona Sister Butterfly

Capturing The Moment — Arizona Sister Butterfly

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Arizona Sister (1 of 1) blog framedArizona Sister Butterfly — Images by kenne

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1st September 2014

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Thanks Can Mean A Lot, Especially When It Comes From Kids

Thanks Can Mean A Lot, Especially When It Comes From Kids

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Panning (1 of 1)-9 blogThank You Cards From Kids Participating In Sabino Canyon’s Elementary School Program.
After all the years of working with adults, I’m loving working with kid’s grade 1-6.
Of course, I’m still working with adults leading hikes and nature walks — anything to be outside.
— kenne

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31st August 2014

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Sometimes Trying Is Not Good Enough

Sometimes Trying Is Not Good Enough

This past Friday I was one of the SCVN guides for the last summer hike on Mt. Lemmon. Even though I generally have one of my cameras when being a guide, hiking and trying to photograph birds don’t go together, without a lot of luck.

Just below the Marshall Gulch Saddle, I spotted several Acorn Woodpecker flying among the towering dead trees that died from the Aspen fire eleven years ago.…

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31st August 2014

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In Support Of The Rock

"Succulents In Support Of The Rock" — Image by kenne We support the rock Sleeping in its memory…

In Support Of The Rock

"Succulents In Support Of The Rock" — Image by kenne We support the rock Sleeping in its memory…

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30th August 2014

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Ray Bonneville @ Ken & Mary’s Blues Project

Ray Bonneville @ Ken & Mary’s Blues Project

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August 30, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, “The Big Easy.” Since that time, many songs have been written about this storm and the loss suffered. However the music and soul of this one of a kind city was not destroyed. Now nine years later I’m sharing again a posting I did November 18, 2009 that includes a song by Ray Bonneville, “The Big Easy.”
Ray was on the east…

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30th August 2014

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A Mushroom Grows In The Forest

"A Mushroom Grows In The Forest" — Image by kenne The Elf and the Dormouse UNDER a toadstool crept a wee Elf, …

A Mushroom Grows In The Forest

"A Mushroom Grows In The Forest" — Image by kenne The Elf and the Dormouse UNDER a toadstool crept a wee Elf, …

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30th August 2014

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De Grazia — The Man Was In The Grove

De Grazia — The Man Was In The Grove

DeGrozia GalleryDe Grazia Gallery In The Sun, Tucson

One of my favorite places in Tucson is the De Grazia Gallery In The Sun — I go there every chance I get to learn about and admire the work of Ted De Grazia. The gallery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses six permanent collections of paintings that  trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest.

Having just learned…

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