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Greater Roadrunner   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner Gathering Sticks for Building A Nest — HDR Image by kenne

Rule 1.

The Road Runner cannot harm the Coyote except by going “beep-beep!”

— from 9 Rules for Road Runner and Wild E. Coyote Cartoon

LOVE In LOVE Park   Leave a comment

Love In Love Park, Downtown Philadelphia — Image by kenne

Our visit to Philadelphia was short as it was an overnight stay between Richmond and Graham, New Hampshire. 

No Philly experience is complete without snapping a photo in front of one of The City of Brotherly Love’s 

best-known landmarks: LOVE itself.

The sculpture by Robert Indiana is in John F. Kennedy Plaza — better known as LOVE Park — just northwest of City Hall. 

It was first installed in 1976. 

— kenne

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”

— ​from Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 by Ben Franklin 

Quechee Gorge In Vermont   2 comments

Quechee Gorge (8/18/21) — Image by kenne

While visiting daughter Katie and her family in Graham, NH, we explored nearby Quechee Gorge State Park.
The day was misty, with the sun occasionally shining through the clouds.

Located along US Route 4, thousands of visitors stop each year to take in the breathtaking views of the Quechee Gorge.
The park’s focal point is Vermont’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago.
Visitors can look down at the Ottauquechee River, flowing 165 feet below viewing points along Route 4.

— kenne

What Is Up? What Is Down?   1 comment

The world is full of so much “bullshit.” This posting was first published on October 31, 2010. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Photo-Artistry by kenne

Why is it that so often today, “up” can become “down” and “down” can become “up?” Frequently, politicians
and the media represent themselves as conveying accurate information, even though they are not
involved in that activity. Instead, they are attempting through their words and phrases to manipulate
the opinions and attitudes of the listener. In doing so, they are indifferent to whether what they say
is true or whether it is false; therefore, up can be down, and down can be up.

Most people can recognize such indifference as the hallmark of “bullshit.” Even so, the bullshitter
may continue to make the case, in complete disregard for the truth, that the evidence for a specific
position is conclusive, and that there can be no further reasonable question of whether the position is true.

As the uncertainty concerning whether a position is true or not diminishes, resistance to…

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Posted October 11, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Red Rock Country — Sedona   6 comments

Last week James, Jill, and Hugh visited us for six days from Houston. In addition to taking in sites around Tucson,
we went north to Sedona, Flagstaff, and The Grand Canyon. Here are a few images from the Sedona area.

— kenne 

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk   2 comments

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk — Images by kenne

This morning (October 9th) a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk landed near our bird feeder off the patio. This image was taken
through our patio door. He stayed perched on the wall for about 30 seconds before flying away.
I was sure where he may have gone — the olive tree on the patio or onto the roof. So I went outside to
check out the tree and the rooftop. He was on the fireplace chimney in the morning sun.

— kenne

 

Posted October 10, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Morning Clouds Over The Santa Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

Morning Clouds Over The Santa Catalina Mountains — Panorama by kenne

Nursing Four Saguaros   Leave a comment

Nurse Tree for Four Saguaros In  Sabino Canyon — HDR Image by kenne

“I have come to the conclusion,
after many years of sometimes sad experience,
that you cannot come to any conclusion at all.”

― from In Your Garden Again by Vita Sackville-West, 

Common Mullein   Leave a comment

Common Mullein — Image by kenne

A single moment of understanding
can flood a whole life with meaning.
— Anonymous

Flame Skimmer Art   1 comment

Flame Skimmer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The dragonfly brings dreams to reality and is the messenger
of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms.

— Unknown

Mexican Yellow Butterfly Art   Leave a comment

Mexican Yellow Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Butterflies are nature’s angels.
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.

Robyn Nola

Rock Creek Lake   Leave a comment

Rock Creek Lake (August 6, 2006) — Images by kenne

Rock Creek Lake in Rock Creek Canyon is an ideal place to experience the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The name Sierra Nevada is Spanish for ‘Snowy Mountains’.

 

Cloudless Surphur Butterfly Painting   Leave a comment

Cloudless Surphur Butterfly Painting by kenne

post-monsoon season

butterflies are everywhere

green and yellow posts

— kenne

Windsor Vermont Dinner   Leave a comment

Dinner at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vermont (Jaxon, Nick, Matt, and Katie, August 18, 2021) — Image by kenne

The Greening of Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Near-record monsoon rains have turned Sabino Canyon into a desert oasis.

Sabino Creek Dam — HDR Image by kenne

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