Monsoon Clouds   2 comments

Monsoon Clouds in B & W — Image by kenne

desert clear blue skies

making room for monsoon clouds

and much needed rain

— kenne

I’m I Bugging You   Leave a comment

“I’m I Bugging You?” (Bugs on a Western Sneezeweed Blossom, Mt. Lemmon) — Image by kenne

Canyon View In Black and White   Leave a comment

Canyon View In B&W — Image by kenne

“Our continual mistake is that we do not concentrate upon the present day, the actual hour, of our life;
we live in the past or the future; we are continually expecting the coming of some special moment
when our life will unfold itself in its full significance. And we do not notice that life is flowing
like water through our fingers, sifting like precious grain from a loosely fastened bag.”

— Alexander Elchaninov

Panoramic View From The Patio   Leave a comment

Panoramic View From The Patio After Monsoon Rains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

clouds hug the mountains

after monsoon rains move on

my heart leaps with joy

— kenne

Texas Ranger (Purple Sage) Blossoming   Leave a comment

Texas Ranger (Purple Sage) Blossoming in Tanuri Ridge after Recent Monsoon Rains — Image by kenne

“Where I was raised a woman’s word was law.

I ain’t quite outgrowed that yet.”

from Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #1 (Yellow Salsify Seed Puffs) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

seed heads standing tall

more brilliant than its flower

waiting for the wind

— kenne

Hackberry Emperor Butterfly   Leave a comment

Hackberry Emperor Butterfly — Image by kenne

if not an expert

re-identification

can be difficult

— kenne

Butterflies And Desert Flowers After Monsoon Rains   2 comments

Surphur Butterflies on Creosole Bush Blossoms In Sabino Canyon (July 27, 2021) — Images by kenne 

The recent monsoon rains have greened up the canyon, bringing out a lot of butterflies.
Unfortunately, I only had my 18-70 mm lens, so trying to photograph
the mostly surphur butterflies became challenging.

— kenne

Hiking To The Sierra Nevada Mountain Lakes — Flashback   Leave a comment

Hiking to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Lakes. (August 2006) Image by kenne

Life must be lived moment by moment.

Each moment carries a message,

a lesson for us.

— David K. Reynolds

White-winged Dove   2 comments

White-winged Dove — Photo-Artistry by kenne

the dove sits and waits

till I leave the patio

still, the feeder waits

— kenne

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Along the mountain ridges,
      Across the desert floor;
      Arms like verdant armor,
      Stalwarts guard our door.
Shading for the lizard,
      Haven for the wren,
      Source of inspiration,
      For past and present men.

–Earl Bloss, “Saguaros,” in Arizona Highways, 1973

A July Afternoon by the Pond   Leave a comment

There is so much I like about the posting: Jack Kerouac, Steve Allen, Walt Whitman, and the way Frank created this artistic tapestry. Allen’s late-night show was much better than all those that have followed him. But then, I love Jazz and poetry. Whitman’s poem “A July Afternoon by the Pond” brings back many memories of time spent sitting by a pond, a lake, or a stream. Good job, Frank. Love the musical track. — kenne

Frank Hudson

I’m much enamored of this clip where Jack Kerouac appears on Steve Allen’s show on network television. This happened in 1959 when there was only triune TV culture in America —and less than that, there were often only two sides to things. Allen is going to open here by taking the side that Kerouac was an authentic writer of merit. The other side? Kerouac was a tiresome imposter best able to fool young people, who of course didn’t know any better.

Nobody knows what’s going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old. I think of Walt Whitman. I even think of old Walt Whitman the father we never found. I think of Walt.  Whitman.

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At around two and a half minutes into the clip, Allen and Kerouac have this interchange:

Allen starts it by asking “Who else writes poetic type prose, Thomas Wolfe I guess…”

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Posted July 30, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Dove In Mesquite Tree   2 comments

White-winged Dove In Mesquite Tree — Photo-Artistry by kenne

we have eye connect

can she see into my soul

we will never know

— kenne

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly   1 comment

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly — Image by kenne

skimming the waters

have saddlebags will travel

in territory 

— kenne

Tucson El Presidio Window   Leave a comment

Tucson El Presidio District Window — Photo-Artistry by kenne

old Presidio

where Tucson’s history lives

around each corner

— kenne

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