Santa Catalina Mountains   2 comments

Douglas Springs HikeView of the Santa Catalina Mountains from the Douglas Spring Trail in the Rincon Mountains — Panorama by kenne

Fly Amanita Mushroom   3 comments

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Fly Amanita Mushroom — Image by kenne

Fly amanita is the most iconic toadstool species, with a white-gilled,
white-spotted, usually red mushroom, and is one of the most recognizable
and widely encountered in popular culture.
As the mushroom matures, the can becomes flatter
and recognizable in Victorian literature, including
Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

I Think So   1 comment

Kenne & Kate-03-30-05-2-Edit-1-art-72Dad and Daughter (03/30/05) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Our human condition makes us tend to share

only the best of ourselves,

because we are always searching

for love and approval.

— Paulo Coelho

 

Ladybug Convention   Leave a comment

Ladybug ConventionLadybug Convention — Image by kenne

 

Clouds   1 comment

Clouds (1 of 1)-Edit-1-72Clouds — Image by kenne

“Art is not difficult because it wishes to be difficult,

but because it wishes to be art.”

— Donald Barthelme

Raven On A Rock   Leave a comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Raven On A Rock with Bearded penstemon Wildflowers — Image by kenne

 

One Hell Of A Wind Storm Late Yesterday   4 comments

Monsoom Storm-4-72

Usually, this time of year, when the temperatures are over 100 degrees, we start getting some monsoon rains.
So, yesterday when the dark clouds began moving in we would get some rain, and we did.
But only after some strong winds, reminding us much of a coming hurricane on the gulf coast.
Usually, wind gust in the desert doesn’t blow off the green olives on our patio tree,
but they did yesterday.

Monsoom Storm-3-72As the front moved through, we started to get some rain.

Monsoom-4-72We received about one-quarter inch, the first rain in two months.

Monsoon Storm-5-72Images by kenne

Grand Canyon Portrait   Leave a comment

Kenne & Joy Grand Canyon 08-24-07-Edit-5-art-72Grand Canyon Portrait — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Art Student In The Canyon   1 comment

Art In The Canyon-art-72Art Student In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

You may care not to admit it, but we all spend time thinking about our relationship to the universe, and all things that are connected. However, because of divergent forces inside each of us, we may spend time running from ourselves.

Some of the ways you are becoming focused on vicarious experiences, such as reading a mystery novel or playing computer games. We might also join a religion or political movement.

These acts involve little to no risk since there is little chance our connections with others becoming an objectification of who we really are. There is much evidence to show that running from self behavior is the result of an attitude managed by the dominant side of your brain.

You’re probably beginning to think, “. . . now we are going to get some of this right brain/left brain bull-shit!” Don’t worry, no brain theory this time.

However, call it what you may (left brain/right brain, head/heart, male/female sides, yin/yang, intellect/intuition), we all have exhibited behavior based on attitudes of self associated with the “head” — analytical, systematic, logical, objective, or intellectual. In our culture, organized groups (institutions) reinforce this behavior. We are told how “smart” we are; how “orderly” we are; how “logical” we are. We are considered well-grounded — what better for group identity!

On the other hand, if our behavior is considered coming from the “heart” — impulsive, artistic, romantic, creative, daring or intuitive — our behavior is looked upon as being unrealistic, unreliable, unstable, and unfocused. “She’s not a responsible child, but she’s happy and a lot of fun,” people would say.

The point is that an enormous number of forces exist inside of us between the head and the heart, which are struggling for control self. These forces can cause you to take the path of least resistance — allowing one side to win over the other. For instance, the dominant side will choose between opposites in a two-dimensional relationship. One can represent harmony, the other conflict, two basic forms of human interaction. Selecting between these two opposites results in zero communication and the desolation of self.

On the other hand, we can take the path least traveled — pushing the head and heart together, not allowing one side to win. The result of pushing harmony and conflict together is the creation of a third dimension, which represents autonomous and creative communication, among others, and the actual development of self. By allowing one side to win over the other, we draw a line between “what you think” and the “power to think.” The power to think only exists in this third dimension.

— kenne
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Left Brain, Right Brain Magic:

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6” in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Why? It’s a mystery!

Scramble 2   Leave a comment

Great photography!

The Gravel Ghost

Bishop, California

From the series, Mules

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Posted July 11, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

On The Road – Day Three   Leave a comment

In July of 2008, we took Joy’s mom on a road trip to visit friends and family in Minnesota. This was day three that began on the 13th in Houston. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Madison County

Driving north through northwestern Missouri,
nixing opportunities to bringing verity
and variety to the road,
passing by Haun’s Mill Massacre Site,
the homes of  Outlaw Jesse James,
President Harry Truman and much more.

Continuing our I-35 northern route,
leaving parts of the Ozarks,
entering more rolling countryside.
Peppered with stops every two hours,
only to wonder what history lies down
the many intersecting roads.

The terrain changes little entering Iowa,
calculating our mileage on to Des Moines.
Feeding off of passing signage to satisfy
a pang of a growing hunger for information,
one sign leaps at me – Madison County.
Can I pass up photographing the “Bridges of…?”

Most people we know would be exciting
to see the birthplace of John Wayne.
Making our first “tourist” exit,
the Winterset exit holds more for us.
Reflecting on the lonely rural countryside,
sharing the feelings of an Italian war bride.

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Posted July 11, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

Sonoita Country   2 comments

SonoitaSonoita Country —  Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rolling countryside
In a high desert plateau
Great vineyard country.

Picturesque highways
A short drive down from Tucson
Windmills in the sky.

A birders haven
Towering cottonwood trees
Bring your camera.

Traveled in years past
by Native Americans
And Father Kino.

— kenne

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