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High Plateau Meadow In The Santa Catalina Mountains   1 comment

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

Imagination   2 comments

Queen-art-blogQueen Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Imagination is more important the knowledge.”

— Einstein

“Dreams Are The Seedlings Of Realities.”   3 comments

Mushrooms-Edit-blogAmanita Muscaria Mushrooms — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The greatest achievement was
at first and for a time a dream.
The oaks sleeps in the acorn;
the bird waits in the egg;
and in the highest vision
of the soul a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

— James Allen

Gary Snyder – University of Arizona Poetry Center’s 50th Anniversary   1 comment

A few months after moving to Tucson we had an opportunity to attend a reading by Gary Snyder at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. I shot a few photos and video of the event, which I first shared eight years ado. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Gary Snyder at the University of Arizona Poetry Center — Images by kenne

Seated in the back, while others stand checking the view. Outside retractable walls, in choice of place, we gathered as, “Largest crowd in recent memory!” repeated through the Poetry Center. Staging a Zen evening, six persimmons a backdrop for laying down the words, Gary Snyder shared anecdotal memories of friendship. Fifty years since Robert Frost read at the Ruth Stephan Poetry Cottage dedication, fifty years out, Snyder reminisced about friend, writer, and philanthropist, Ruth Stephan.

“Poetry is the food of the spirit,
and spirit is the instigator of all revolutions,
whether political or personal,
whether national, world-wide,
within the life of a single quiet human being. “

– Ruth Stephan


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Posted November 10, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

Rain At Sunset   Leave a comment

Rain at Sunset-Edit-1-art-blogDesert Rain At Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Beautiful sunsets
Living on Tanuri Ridge
Even when it rains.

Watching the sunset
Rejuvenate mind and soul
At the end of day.

Sunsets are a gift
Its passage is refreshing
To all who see it.

Moved by each sunset
In the face of mystery
Creating a dream.

By sharing your dreams
They become the stuff of myths
To be shared by all.

— kenne

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