Autumn Leaves   1 comment

fall-leaves-art-blogAutumn Leaves — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Autumn Song

BY DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
         Laid on it for a covering,
         And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?
And how the swift beat of the brain
Falters because it is in vain,
         In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
         Knowest thou not? and how the chief
Of joys seems—not to suffer pain?
Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
         Bound up at length for harvesting,
         And how death seems a comely thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

Out On A Limb   2 comments

“Out On A Limb” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part of God.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thomas Robert Turner, RIP   3 comments

Fours years have now passed since brother Tom’s death. Family and friends continue to count the days and years and share our fond memories. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Lummi & MCLACThomas Robert Turner, May 23, 1942 – November 13, 2014
I love you, Bobby!

I, slave, chained to an oar of poem,
Inhabiting this faraway province where
Nothing happens, I wouldn’t want it to.
I have expressly deprived myself of much:
Conversation, sweets of friendship, love. . . .
The public women of the town don’t appeal.
I wouldn’t want them to. There are no others,
At least for an old, smelly, covetous bookman.
So may things might have fed this avocation,
But what’s the point? It’s too late.

— from the poem STOIC, by Lawrence Durrell

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Posted November 14, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

Mountain Marigold — Photo-Artistry   2 comments

Mountain Marigold-art-blog-IIMountain Marigold on Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

— Norman Cousins

High Plateau Meadow In The Santa Catalina Mountains   3 comments

Five years out. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Thimble Peak-1 blogBeautiful Grass Meadow Along The Trail To Thimble Peak (In the distance to the left.) — Panoramic Image by kenne

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Posted November 12, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

Arizona Wild Cotton — Still-Life Painting   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Oct. 1, 2012Arizona Wild Cotton — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A wildlife still-life
Coupled up on the plants’ leaves
Wild cotton blossom.

— kenne

Do You Know A Veteran Like, Phil? They Are Out There — Mostly Forgotten!   3 comments

I was one of the lucky ones. In January 1966 I was drafted into the Army, along with two other friends from Naperville and like so many others in 1966, they were dead by the end of the year.

“It’s veteran’s day and the skies are gray
Leave the uniforms home cause there ain’t gonna be a parade
But we’ll fill up a glass for the ones that didn’t make it through
And leave a light in the window tonight for Jimmy McGrew.” — from “Veteran’s Day” by Tom Russell.

Becoming is Superior to Being

US Army Flickr Photostream, “Waiting out the dust storm” 

One of the blogs I link to is SO FAR FROM HEAVEN: OLD JULES. I enjoy Old Jules’s take on life. In one of today’s post, “My Original Veteran’s Day Post,” Old Jules writes about his old running buddy, Phil:

“I hadn’t thought about my old running buddy, Phil, for a while.  That last blog entry got me chewing on thoughts of him.  I’ll tell you a bit more about him.

Phil went to the Marine Corps as the result of being a 17 year old driving from Temple, Texas, to Austin with a case of beer in the car.  A Williamson County Sheriff Deputy stopped him on a tail light violation, asked for his driver’s license and saw the case of beer.  Old Phil, being a clever youth, gave the officer a Texas Drivers License with an altered date of…

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Posted November 11, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

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