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Mesa Arch In Canyonlands   Leave a comment

Mesa Arch In Canyonlands — Image by kenne

“Canyonlands has more than 80 natural arches but arch hunters often bypass this park in favor of its neighbor, Arches National Park.
Canyonlands’ most famous arch is Mesa Arch in Willow Flat in the Island in the Sky District. It’s a favorite place
to watch the sunrise and photograph the night skies.”
Source — myutahparks.com

Arches National Park   Leave a comment

Arches National Park — Image by kenne

Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it’s
known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the
east. Long, thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. Other geological formations include Balanced
Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park.― Google

 

Delicate Arch   1 comment

Delicate Arch-Archs National Park-art-72Delicate Arch, Arches National Park — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Arches

Under a moonlit sky
Stone arches tower above
Millennia in the making
Thoughts swirl through my head
Faster than the wind
Eroding my essence, like a smoothed stone
Shaping my being, sculpting my sense of self
Though the age old rocks whisper back
Only silence
For Mother Nature cares not for the trials of man
I am at the mercy of the beauty she created
Standing before me
In perfect silence

— Danny Strayer

A Late December Hike In The Tucson Mountains   3 comments

MMM Hikers Tucson Mountains 01-14-13A Late December Hike In The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

Now in the new year
Rain brought snow on higher peaks
Cool hikes down below.

— kenne

Cactus Wren Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren-Edit-1-art-blogCactus Wren Photo-Artistry by kenne

The artist is the most interesting of all phenomena,
for he represents creativity, the definition of man.

— Allan Bloom

Sonoran Desert Sunrise   Leave a comment

Giffords OfficeSonoran Desert Sunrise — Image by kenne

The many will follow the beaten track
With guideposts on the way.
They live and have lived for ages back
With a chart for every day.
Someone has told them it’s safe to go
On the road he has traveled o’er,
And all that they ever strive to know
Are the things that were known before.

— from “The Things That Haven’t Been Done Before” by Edgar Guest

Wildflower Art   Leave a comment

Heartleaf Goldeneye-1256 art blogHeartleaf Goldeneye (April 13, 2017) — Computer Art by kenne

But it’s all still there in my heart and soul.

The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure —

they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days to come,

like a treasure found and then, voluntarily, surrendered.

Returned to the mountains with my blessing.

It leaves a golden glowing on the mind.”

— from Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside” by Edward Abbey, 

The Three Arches   3 comments

Arches_20111229_1047 blogThe Three Arches — Image by kenne

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble
should always be suspected as questions
asked in the wrong way”

– Alan Watts.

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