The Naturalist — The Man In The White Shirt   4 comments

Ralph Mersiowsky Sabino Canyon March 27, 2014-1492 II blog

Ralph Mersiowsky Sabino Canyon March 27, 2014-1492 blog I

Ralph Mersiowsky Sabino Canyon March 27, 2014-1491 blogSabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist, Ralph Mersiowsky Recently Passed Away In Tucson
—  March 27, 2014 by Images by kenne

The Man In The White Shirt

Everyone who walked with
Ralph Mersiowsky
can share many stories about
the man in the white shirt.

During my naturalists training
I observed naturalists
teaching children,
each with his/her
naturalists vest
covered with badges
and many pockets
full of rocks,
minerals, seeds and pictures.

Of the naturalists
with whom I have walked,
from which I learned and
shared knowledge of nature,
Ralph will always be
the man in the white shirt.

For three years
I have spent
Thursday mornings with
elementary school children and
the man in the white shirt.

He has a star
above the canyon
that will always shine
on the hundreds of children
who are closer to nature
because of Ralph Mersiowsky,
the man in the white shirt –
a big-hearted, gentle man.

– kenne 

Wildflowers On The Banks Of The Poudre River   Leave a comment

Poudre River Wildflowers (1 of 1)-6 blog

Wildflowers along the banks of the Poudre River (September 14, 2014) — Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

Capturing The Moment — Peppers   Leave a comment

Peppers (1 of 1) blogPeppers — Image by kenne

All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation.

– Susan Sontag

 

Capturing The Moment — Mother and Son   4 comments

Kate & Jaxon (1 of 1) 1x1_edit blog“Mother and Son” Katie Turner Bailey & Kenne Jaxon Bailey (September 14, 2014) — Image by kenne

She is special.

The gate-keeper

To his life,

Knowing when to open

When to close –

Protecting;

Sharing;

Comforting;

Loving.

She is special,

She is a

Mother –

He is special.

– kenne

A Barrel Cactus Protected For The Winter   Leave a comment

Poudre River Wildflowers (1 of 1)-4 blogI live in the Sonoran Desert where cacti are abundant.
But I photographed this little guy alone the Poudre River, northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado.
This cactus looks like some type of barrel cactus. (September 14, 2014)
— Image by kenne

A Sunday Outing Along The Poudre River   1 comment

Poudre River Wildflowers (1 of 1)-2 blog framed

My daughter, Kate and her family (Matt, Nick and Jaxon) and I walked a trail near the Poudre River northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado (September 14, 2014).
Click on and of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format,or view the images in my Flickr account. 
I have other photos of this beautiful country I will be sharing in future postings. — Images by kenne

A Flower On My Wall   2 comments

Flower Garden (1 of 1)-10 Wall Flower blog“My Wallflower”  (Field Aster)– Image by kenne

You are my wallflower,

captured in a garden

showcasing nature’s beauty,

where others have

a destiny with

 the first frost.

Your destiny is mine,

continuing to provide

pleasure to my eyes.

– kenne

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