Mica Mountain Sunset   1 comment

Italian SpringsMica Mountain Sunset — Computer Art by kenne

I love Rincon hikes

Camping on Mica Mountain.

What is not to love?

— kenne

Desert Rose Mallow   Leave a comment

globe-mellow-0670-blogDesert Rose Mallow– Image by kenne

Wildflowers

You belong among the wildflowers,
You belong somewhere close to me.
Far away from your trouble and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free.

— Tom Petty

 

Meeting Dave Parsons In Tempe   Leave a comment

On this day in 2013, Joy and I had dinner in Tempe, Arizona with our longtime friend (24 years) and former Poet Laureate of Texas. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Kenne Joy Dave at Mucho Gusto In Tempe2 blogKenne, Joy and Dave On the Mucho Gusto Mexican Bistro Patio — Image taken by Clint on my iPhone

Yesterday, we drove to Tempe, Arizona (about two hours away) to have dinner with our good friend, Dave Parsons. Dave had brought a Longstar College student (Clint) to take part in a handball tournament at Arizona State University. 

After checking in at the Wild Horse Pass Casino & Resort in Chandler, we headed to Mucho Gusto’s on University in Tempe — a super Mexican Bistro. 

So glad Dave let us know he was going to be in our neck of the woods.

kenne

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Posted February 23, 2017 by kenneturner in Information

Lavender, Blue and Yellow   Leave a comment

lavender-blue-and-yellow-collage-blogLavender, Blue and Yellow — Image by kenne

Lesser Goldfinch — Oh Little Bird   2 comments

lesser-goldfinch-0676-blogLesser Goldfinch in a Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

Oh Little Bird

Oh little bird with head atilt,
In safety drinking as thou wilt
From out the wayside found;
Unmindful of the noisy crowd profane,
What fears thy wings surmount!

 Oh blithesome, eager little bird,
With reverent head turned heavenward,
I feel thy silent thanks!
The charm within the voice of men,
The potency of gift of pen,
Thy gratitude outranks.

So would I find some wayside pool,
Some sheltered spot with water cool
From which no more to shrink.
Oh little bird with head atilt,
Would I had wings to soar ‘bove guilt
And share thy tranquil drink!

  — Edwin Leibfreed

 

 

Bee On Fairy Duster   Leave a comment

fairyduster-0665-blogBee On Fairy Duster — Image by kenne

Insect lover of the sun,
Joy of thy dominion!
Sailor of the atmosphere,
Swimmer through the waves of air,
Voyager of light and noon,
Epicurean of June,
Wait I prithee, till I come
Within ear-shot of thy hum,–
All without is martyrdom.

— from The Humblebee by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sara Orange Tip Butterfly   1 comment

Maiden Pools HikeSara Orange Tip Butterfly — Image by kenne

A Light Exists In Spring

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

— Emily Dickinson 

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-light-exists-in-spring-by-emily-dickinson

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