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Getting Frisky   Leave a comment

“Getting Frisky” (January 20, 2022) — Image by kenne

Sandhill Cranes playing around at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area In Southern Arizona.

If I Were Woke, I’d Be Naked and Starving by Leah Mueller (HOW TO HEAL THE EARTH Series)   Leave a comment

Silver Birch Press

evian-bottles-1976If I Were Woke, I’d be Naked and Starving
by Leah Mueller

My cast-off cans
and bottles rest

in corners of my kitchen
and bathroom, encased
in sturdy plastic bins.

Are the bins themselves
recyclable? I pretend
it doesn’t matter,

since I will always own
those bins. I pretend
to understand how my
waste will be transformed

from empty garbanzo cans
into glittering icons
of 21st century
eco-chic architecture,

and won’t be shipped
across oceans in barges:
belching exhaust
and discharging sewage

as they make their way
to distant countries, who
no longer want our garbage.

I create a trail of refuse,
just by existing. If I
move my weight around,
I use more resources.

Better to sit
absolutely still,
naked, but that
would get me arrested.

Guess I’ll pretend
I’m saving the
goddamned planet
by bringing my bills
and grocery receipts
and wine bottles to
the local recycling plant,

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Posted January 24, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Cedar Waxwings Sharing Food   Leave a comment

Cedar Waxwings Sharing Food In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Plenty of berries

Here in Sabino Canyon

For migrating birds.

— kenne

Great Horned Owl Landing   2 comments

Great Horned Owl Landing — Photo-Artistry by kenne

An owl landed

in a nearby tree

in the light of day

perfect for

taking photos.

— kenne

Desert Abstract Art   Leave a comment

An abstract art piece was posted four years ago, on January 14th. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

kk_rienDesert Abstract Art — Image by kenne

Ideas Bloom Where Planted

Yet not the first,
planting ideas
generates a new beginning
forming the orientation
of the next
creating a path
for others to follow.

— kenne

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Posted January 22, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Orange Sulpher Butterfly   Leave a comment

Orange Sulpher Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.”

— Rita Mae Brown

Portland Maine Marina   Leave a comment

Portland Maine Marina — HDR Image by kenne

In Maine we have a saying that there’s no point in speaking unless you can improve on silence.

— Edmund Muskie


Capturing The Moment — The Full Wolf Moon   1 comment

The first full moon of 2022 was three days ago, called the Wolf Moon. Per the Farmer’s Almanac, the Wolf Moon is a nickname given to a full moon that takes place during January. It’s named because wolves tend to howl more often during the winter season, which is always when this lunation occurs. It was long believed that wolves’ uptick in howling during this time of year was due to hunger, given the lack of food sources during the winter. However, biologists know now that howling is a territorial act that picks up during the colder months as a way for wolves to stake their claim and make their presence known. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Misc 01-27-13Image by kenne

Born in January, and given my independent nature, I feel a relationship to what some Native Americans called the Wolf Moon since it appeared when hunger wolves howled outside their villages. Technically the Wolf Moon occurred a little before midnight on the 26th. I seem to have more success in photographing the moon just before sunrise, so this Wolf Moon image was taken as it was about to set over the Tucson mountains.

On cold winter nights

Hunger wolves howl at the moon

A midnight high point.


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Posted January 19, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Design For Speed, Now Gone To Seed   Leave a comment

This post first appeared on January 19, 2013. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

MMM Hikers Tucson Mountains 01-14-13

MMM Hikers Tucson Mountains 01-14-13

Images by kenne

Once designed for speed

Now used for target practice

This Chevy Nova.

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Posted January 19, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

American Snout Butterfly   1 comment

American Snout Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future?

Because there is nowhere else to look.”

― James Burke, Connections


Music Explosion   Leave a comment

“Music Explosion” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Whenever society gets too stifling

and the rules too complex,

there’s some sort of musical explosion.

— Slash

Hurricane Damage Louisiana   Leave a comment

Hurricane Damage Near I-10 In Louisiana — HDR Image by kenne

Louisiana had three hurricanes in 2020, then Hurricane Ida roared ashore on August 29, 2021
the 16-year anniversary of Katrina’s devastating landfall.


Voting Rights   1 comment

National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Selma, Alabama (August 10, 2021) — Image by kenne

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.


Flame Skimmer Dragonfly   Leave a comment

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly — Image by kenne


Fort Preble Window   1 comment

Fort Preble Window, South Portland, Maine (August 2021) — Image by kenne

“Fort Preble was a military fort in South Portland, Maine, United States, built in 1808 and progressively added to through 1906. The fort was active during all major wars from the War of 1812 through World War II. The fort was deactivated in 1950. It is now on the campus of Southern Maine Community College.” — Source: Wikimedia 

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