Red Rock Canyon Panoramas II   2 comments

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Red Rock Canyon (1 of 1) blogRed Rock Canyon Panoramas by kenne

The scenic wildfire

Doesn’t diminish beauty

At red rock canyon.

— kenne

Female Desert Tortoise   1 comment

desert tortoise (1 of 1) blogFemale Desert Tortoise Covering Her Eggs — Image by kenne


It’s spring.

Yellow wildflowers

dot the desert


Strong winds

 rain dusk

down on her.

She moves

at her own pace,


Having stored his sperm

from a casual meeting

last fall,

she carefully 

selects a place —


in the dry

desert soil


a clutch of eggs.

— kenne

Red Rock Canyon Panoramas   3 comments

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Red Rock Canyon Panorama (1 of 1) blogRed Rock Canyon (View along the 13-mile Scenic Loop Road) — Panoramas by kenne

There are many beautiful scenic views in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. In September of 2006 a wildfire burned nearly 2,000 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Scenic Fire, burned rugged terrain inside the area’s 13-mile Scenic Loop Road, less than two miles west of the Red Rock Canyon visitors center.

I was able to get in some hiking while photographing this beautiful canyon in the Mojave Desert north of Las Vegas.


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May 23, 1942, Thomas R. Turner   Leave a comment


Brother Tom would have been 73 today — he is missed and always will be.

“Only that which does not teach,
which does not cry out,
which does not persuade,
which does not condescend,
which does not explain,
is irresistible.”
— W. B. Yeats

Originally posted on Becoming is Superior to Being:


Okay, so I forgot his birthday! Brother Tom is older, but he hasn’t caught up with me yet, although he keeps trying. Here are a few things we both have shared over the years.

“…High Among Beaks and Palavers of Vultures
He Celebrates and Spurns His Driftwood
SIXTY-SEVENTH Wind Turned Age…”
–Dylan Thomas
“Have you not done tormenting me with accursed time!
It’s abominable! When! When!
One day, is that enough for you,
one day he went dumb,
one day I went blind,
one day we’ll go deaf,
one day we were born,
one day we shall die, the same day.
The same second, is that not enough for you?
They give birth astride a grave,
the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.”
— from “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett

“You have outlived Shakespeare by sixteen years!

Yikes! …just keep moving and don’t look over your…

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A Week of Celebrating Life   Leave a comment

Las Vegas & Zion_2015 05 20_0811_Joy & JustonJoy and son Justin, a week of celebrating his 40th birthday in Las Vegas and Zion National Park. — Image by kenne

We drove,

they flew

for a celebration

in Vegas,


in Zion and

a blast-off

to the next 

forty on

Fremont Street.

— kenne

of life

Floating By You   Leave a comment

Las Vegas & Zion_2015 05 13_0905_edited-2 blogFloating By You — Image by kenne

just floating by you

like a canoe drifting free,

I stole some paddles.

— kenne

Calico Rocks In Red Rock Canyon   Leave a comment

Las Vegas & Zion_2015 05 19_0835_edited-2 blogCalico Rocks In Red Rock Canyon, Nevada (May 19, 2015) — Images by kenne

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