A Buck In Madera Canyon   Leave a comment

A Young Buck In Madera Canyon — HDR Image by kenne

Hunter’s Moon   Leave a comment

Posted October 21, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Inland Empire Panorama   Leave a comment

Inland Empire Panorama by kenne (09/03/06)

The Inland Empire is a region east of Los Angeles, covering more than 27,000 square miles
of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The area has a population of approximately 4 Million people.

Capital   Leave a comment

Tabula Candida

A: No one wants to work any more! I can't find anyone to hire for my company!
B: Labor is a market, and the supply is finite. If you want to compete, you'll have to pay more.
A: What are you, some kind of communist?
Caption: Why is it that the people who talk the loudest about loving capitalism are the ones who understand it the least?

The law of supply and demand is not “If I demand something, other people have to supply it.”

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Posted October 20, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

An Abstract From 2007   1 comment

Abstract Art (Feburary 6, 2007) by kenne

A first exercise

Practicing different skills

Shapes, colors, and lines.

— kenne

Bee On Fairy Duster Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bee On Fairy Duster Wildflower (July 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

The draft of this posting was done in late July before we went on our August road trip.
However, many photos later, just today, I noticed this unpublished draft —
Better late than never.

— kenne

 

Waiting For Luke   Leave a comment

Luke, A White Crested Phainopepla — Image by kenne

This is the time of year some SCVN members state watching for the return of “Luke” to Sabino Canyon. Phainopeplas generally spend
their summers at the higher elevations of the Santa Cantilina Mountains, returning to the canyon to feed off the desert mistletoe berries
in the canyon. 

What makes Luke unique is his white crest. For over eleven years, Luke can be spotted in the same general area in the canyon. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we don’t know if Luke returned last year since many of us were not doing our usual nature walks in Sabino Canyon. 

Phainopeplas usually perch high on canyon mesquite trees. They have digestive tracts specialized for eating mistletoe fruit. 
These berries are low in nutrients, so the birds have to consume lots of them. The berries spend only about 12 minutes in a
Phainopepla’s intestine, 
and the birds may eat 1,100 berries in a day.

A singular bird of the Southwest, they are a brilliant sight in flight. Males are silky black and slender, with an elegant crest and bold white
wing patches that appear when the bird takes wing. Phainopeplas nearest common ancestors are the waxwings, which also have a glossy, 
silky look to their plumage.

Birds In The Treetop   Leave a comment

Birds In The Treetop — Gila Woodpecker, American Kestrel and Five American Goldfinches (October 6, 2021) — Image by kenne

We walked with an early morning Audubon lead bird walk group through the Sweetwater Wetlands a few days ago. (1/800 s at f/10, ISO 400)
The tree was about 100 years away, photographed using my 28/300 mm lens.

Arches At Del Sol   Leave a comment

Arches At Del Sol (October 17, 2015) — Image by kenne

“I am a part of all that I have met.
Yet, experience is an arch wherethro gleams
that untravl’d world whose margin fades forever and forever when I move.”

— Homer

A Walk Around The Bailey’s Homestead   3 comments

We arrived in Grantham, New Hampshire August 18th, where we spent a few days with daughter Kate
and her family. In between some misty rain showers, I spent some time walking around their 17-acre
homestead. It’s a beautiful place — so peaceful.

— kenne

Blue Dasher In Flight   Leave a comment

Blue Dasher Dragonfly in Flight at Sweetwater Wetlands (10/06/21) — Photo-Artistry by kenne by kenne

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

— Albert Einstein

Emotions And Passions   1 comment

Words To Live By — I Try To Remind Myself Daily.

— kenne

Bond and Free   Leave a comment

I appreciate Frank’s analysis and comparisons. — kenne

Frank Hudson

Looking for texts to feature here this month, I came upon this odd Robert Frost poem “Bond and Free”  and I could easily see how I could perform it Parlando style. Performance unavoidably involves choices, even if it can precede fuller understanding. Let me talk some about those choices I made and what understanding I’ve come to have about this poem. If you want to have the full text available while I discuss it, it can be found here.

What seemed odd about this poem? Well, I associate Frost with specific and palpable imagery. If one has any sense of the rural landscape of the 20th century, as I do, I can often place myself directly on the stage with the speaker in a Frost poem and examine the set decoration. Critical overviews of Frost’s era will sometimes want to clearly distinguish his work from the Modernists, mistaking…

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Posted October 15, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Monarch Butterflies — Their Beauty Doesn’t Need Words   3 comments

Monarch Butterflies — Their Beauty Doesn’t Need Words (October 3, 2021) — Images by kenne

Desert Wildflower Grunge Art   Leave a comment

This posting was published first on October 10, 2015, with the poem ‘Desert Song’ by Ruth Housman. The poem is one of my favorites. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Thursday SCVN Elementary (1 of 1)-12 grunge blogDesert Wildflower (Apache Beggarticks) — Grunge Art by kenne

Desert Song

I thirst

for your rivers
your rippling mesas of sand
gold mirrors
on your sinuous curves

I thirst
for the saguaro
for the sweet juice of cactus
in the prickling sweat
of a desert sun

I thirst
for the searing of hot valleys
the bend of shimmer and heat
that bow that arcs the arrow
toward this center, my heart

I thirst
for the bloom, the sweet
languorous smells
this subtle perfume
elusive, as the scuttle of desert life

I thirst
for this tallest, deepest night
of stars and silence
when the moon is only a moon
silvering this light

— Ruth Housman

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Posted October 14, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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