Butterfly and Flower Art   Leave a comment

First posted on August 18, 2016, this photo-artistry piece is a favorite of a common swallowtail butterfly on a Mexican Bird of Paradice blossom.– kenne

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Southern California September 2012Butterfly and Flower Art — Computer Art by kenne

We love butterflies

Deciding among flowers

This one or that one.

— kenne

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Now What?   Leave a comment

 Image by kenne

Now what?

 

Artist Painting In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Artist Painting In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

In The Beauty Created By Others

Only in the beauty created
by others is their consolation,
in the music of others and in others’ poems.
Only others save us,
even through solitude tastes like
opium. The others are not hell,
if you see them early, with their
foreheads pure, cleansed by dreams.
That is why I wonder what
word should be used, “he’ or “you.” Every “he”
is a betrayal of a certain “you” but
in return someone else’s poem
offers the fidelity of a sober dialogue.

— Adam Zagajewski

Mt. Lemmon Fall Colors   3 comments

Mt. Lemmon Fall Colors – Photo-Artistry by kenne

Looking up through the trees
what was a green canopy
has become brown and gold
against the bright blue sky.

Slowly the leaves will fall
providing a new carpet leaving
behind the season’s name soon
to be covered by winter snow.

— kenne

Let Us Have Madness   Leave a comment

Kenne G. Turner — Self-Portrait

Let Us Have Madness

Let us have madness openly.
0 men Of my generation.
Let us follow
The footsteps of this slaughtered age:
See it trail across Time’s dim land
Into the closed house of eternity
With the noise that dying has,
With the face that dead things wear–
nor ever say
We wanted more; we looked to find
An open door, an utter deed of love,
Transforming day’s evil darkness;
but We found extended hell and fog Upon the earth,
and within the head
A rotting bog of lean huge graves.

— Kenneth Patchen

HOUSTON 6:00 P. M.   Leave a comment

Sam Houston Park in Houston — Image by kenne

Poetry summons us to life, to courage
in the face of the growing shadow.
Can you gaze calmly at the Earth
like the perfect astronaut?

Our of harmless indolence, the Greece of books,
and the Jerusalem of memory there suddenly appears
the island of a poem, unpeopled;
some new Cook will discover it one day.

— from HOUSTON, 6 P. M. by Adam Zagajewski

Silent Morning On A Catalina Foothills Rainy Day   Leave a comment

Silent Morning On a Catalina Foothills Rainy Day– Image by kenne

Desert Cotton Blossom   Leave a comment

Desert Cotton Blossom (Gossypium thurberi) — Image by kenne

Catching the angle

The light creates a picture

To capture and share.

— kenne

Holy Tree   Leave a comment

Holy Tree Next To Bear Canyon Creek — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

 

This
Is:

Sacred
Holy Tree

 It embodies
Everything
From
Jesus Christ
To Rock ‘n Roll
With a splash
Of sparkle
& ginger.

 Sacred Holy
Tree control
The pond H2O

Damage to
The tree results
In a mandatory
Fight to
The death
With Gandi.

(First posted October 22, 2013)

Houston Dynamo Game — Family Outing   Leave a comment

With the World Cup going on, I thought I would reblog a September 1, 2012, family outing to see a Houston Dynamo game. — kenne

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BBVA Compass Stadium, Home of The Houston Dynamo 1, Toronto FC 1 (August 25, 2012)

Images by kenne — Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger view of all images.

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Common Black Hawk   Leave a comment

Common Black Hawk — Image by kenne

I cannot kneel

To touch the soil.

The wind in my ears

Makes everywhere 

And nowhere 

My home.

— from Illinois: At Night, Black Hawk’s Statue Broods by J. W. Rivers

Capturing the Moment — Live Music – Houston, Texas   Leave a comment

This posting first appeared on June 12, 2010, at one of the last live music venues we attended before moving to Tucson a few weeks later. — kenne

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Image by kenne

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San Pedro Valley Panorama   2 comments

San Pedro Valley As Viewed from the Santa Catalina Mountains — Panorama Image by kenne

the valley below

is a view to be captured

so it can be shared

— kenne

What Work Is   Leave a comment

Worker — Image by kenne

How long has it been since you told him

you loved him, held his wide shoulders,

opened your eyes wide and said those words,

and maybe kissed his cheek? You’ve never

done something so simple, so obvious,

not because you’re too young or too dumb,

not because you’re jealous or even mean

or incapable of crying in

the presence of another man, no,   

just because you don’t know what work is.

 
— from What Work Is by Philip Levine
 
 

Returning To Whitewater Draw   Leave a comment

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw in Southeast Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Returning to Whitewater Draw

It’s fun to watch

the amazing spectacle

of large elegant birds

returning

from the feeding fields 

standing

in the shallow waters

giving out loud,

rattling bugle calls

echoing

sounds across the valley.

It’s always the same,

birders with binoculars and cameras,

strapped on their shoulders

and cranes standing

in the shallow waters

of Whitewater Draw.

— kenne

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