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“Ooh, It Makes Me Wonder”   4 comments

hiking-1-of-1-2-blogIf There’s A Heaven . . . — Image by kenne

A detour off the trail

Slower hikers miss the turn,

A stairway to heaven.

“Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.”

— kenne

Seeking The Tao Of Observation   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Sunrise II- Art name blogThe Photographer — Image by kenne

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The photographer (artist)
seeks to connect what
is already connected, the
past, present, and future
in a moment of existence
while being a traveler
in other people’s reality
sharing an awareness 
of the present experience. 

An awareness of the moment
with the whole being, the artist
is of the experience —
the essence of existence.
The artist desires to share
the essence, but the resulting image
is about the experience, not
of the experience — 
the Tao of observation.

In the process
of capturing an event
the photographer feels
and sees in the moment,
the Tao of an event —
the Tao that is projected
is outside the moment
hence is not the
essence of Tao.

— kenne

 

Reflections   Leave a comment

water-above-the-dam-0612-art-blogReflections — Image by kenne

Tell me what you see.

It may not be what you think.

Water reflections.

— kenne

Rainbow Over Tanuri Ridge   Leave a comment

Rainbow (1 of 1) blogRainbow Over Tanuri Ridge (September 1, 2016) — Image by kenne

A sunset rainbow

As rain moves off the mountain —

No pot of gold found.

— kenne

 

SCVN Training — Day 1   3 comments

SCVN Day 1

Sabino Canyon Tour Led By David Wentworth Lazaroff (September, 2011) — Image by kenne

Yesterday was day one of training for the 20115/16 Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) class. It was just four years ago that I was part of the 2011 class. This year, as then the first day included a tram tour of the canyon by David Lazaroff, naturalist, author and founder of SCVN.

Like a kid, the first day of class was very exciting, getting to know fellow classmates, our naturalists leaders and meeting David Lazaroff. His book, Sabino Canyon — The Life of a Southwestern Oasis, is a must read for all naturalists in southern Arizona. 

Yesterday’s first day for the new class brought back many memories as I was there to greet the new class members. This morning, before writing this post, I viewed again a video I made in 2011 of Lazaroff’s tour of Sabino Canyon. As per his request, the video is available only for SCVN members.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love going to Sabino Canyon,
a place to come together with nature.

I love the people there,
sharing feelings with nature.

I love being able to see
the beauty of nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love being able to reflect
on the art of nature.

I love close-up encounters
with all things in nature.

I love capturing the moment,
drawing inspiration from nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love learning new ways
to connect with nature.

I love getting to know me
by connecting with nature.

I love finding surprising things
by getting to know nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

I love the feelings of being alive
by walking with nature.

I love knowing that
forever is the life of nature.

I love knowing that
all that is, is nature.

I love going to Sabino Canyon!

— kenne

This video was first posted on this blog March of 2010, a few months before we moved from The Woodlands, Texas
to Tucson, and a year and a half before beginning training to become a naturalist.
Viewing this video now reminds me how little I knew about the Sonoran Desert,
still it’s a reflection of my love for this southwestern oasis.

To the new SCVN class: If you like Sabino Canyon now, you will learn to love it!

 

Grunge Art Landscape — Now And In The Past Waiting For The Future   Leave a comment

Lake Tahoe Fence (1 of 1)-Grunge Landscape blogGrunge Art Landscape by kenne

“The philosophy of the populists was that you can’t have political democracy if you don’t have economic democracy. Justice Brandeis put it plainly: ‘You can have democracy in this country or you can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but you can’t have both.’ When I get a chance, I go out and talk about this thing, write about it, and preach about it.”

Merle Hansen, 74 (Newman Grove, Nebraska) 
— from “Coming of Age – The Story of Our Century By Those Who’ve Lived It” by Studs Terkel

Storms Move Into The Santa Catalina’s   6 comments

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Storm Building (1 of 1)-5 blogStorms Move Into the Santa Catalina’s (August 31, 2015) — Images by kenne
A reported 5 inches of rain on Mt. Lemmon in the last 24 hours.
My rain gauge in the Catalina foothills recorded .5 of an inch.

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