Sheep Skipper Butterfly   Leave a comment

Sheel Skipper-art-blogSheep Skipper Butterfly — Photo-Artistry

Just a little something along the trail.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

— kenne

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw   Leave a comment

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw-Edit-2-blogSandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sandhill Cranes wintering in southeast Arizona and northern Sonora many have migrated from their nesting area in Siberia. 

Whitewater Draw is an Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Area is of state and regional significance as the primary wintering area for Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in Arizona and includes both the Lesser (most numerous) and Greater subspecies. Located in the southern Sulphur Springs Valley, cranes are coming from both the Rocky Mountain population and Mid-Continental population. The area also supports wintering Snow Geese (80-200) and a few Ross?s Geese (occasional to 40). Counts of Sandhill Cranes in early January have steadily climbed from 4,000 in 1991 to over 22,000 in 2008 at Whitewater Draw, with another 13,000 present 36 miles north in the Willcox Playa area, and another 600 present in the far north of Sulphur Springs Valley at Bonita, AZ, and 400 present in the Safford Valley near Duncan. The Greater subspecies breeds in the northern states of the continental U.S., and the Lesser subspecies, breeds from Alaska and eastern Siberia. (Source: Audubon.org)

Every year the town of Wilcox hosts Wings Over Wilcox — Birding and Nature Festival (January 17-20, 2019). Birds have been arriving for weeks now — the birds have their own schedule.

— kenne

Study Bookshelf — “I cannot live without books.”   2 comments

Book Shelf-2-art-blog.jpgStudy Bookshelf — “I cannot live with books.” Photo-Artistry by kenne

Son of a reader
I grew up a non-reader
Just a “slow bloomer.”

A high achiever
Branded as low potential
In school early on.

As a survivor
Libraries became my home
Learning about self.

— kenne

Catalina Front Range   Leave a comment

Catalina Front Range-blogCatalina Front Range (View from our patio)– Image by kenne

Lov’in it!

opposites are one, especially at Christmas   Leave a comment

Nine years out. One of my favorite paintings. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

“The Hunters In the Snow,” oil painting on wood by Pieter Bruegel

This work of Pieter Bruegel is a favorite of many people, but most know of his paintings only because of this painting, “Hunters in the Snow,” a scene appearing on many Christmas cards. His paintings are beautiful because of his compositions make one of the opposites, based on Eli Siegel’s principle of aesthetic realism: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making of one of the opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”

 

opposites are one

composing yesteryear’s coldness

stretching through time

standing still in the moment
 

searching the unrestricted

working with opposites

reassuring in sameness
 

emphasizing divergence

promising order

pleasing to self

— kenne

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My Christmas Cactus — Entering Stage Right On Cue   Leave a comment

Yesterday I was going to take photos of the new blossoms on our Christmas Cactus but decided to reblog this posting from five years ago. Once again it is blooming right on cue. I’ve lost count of the number of years we have had this plant. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Christmas CactusMy Christmas Cactus — Image by kenne

my Christmas cactus

understands the show

entering stage right

on cue

— kenne

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Don’t Fence Me In   2 comments

Cattle Fenceline-Edit-1-art-2-blog.jpgDon’t Fence Me In — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Questionable deals
A cattle trucking corral
Ranchers bow to greed.

— kenne

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