Archive for the ‘Arizona’ Category

Gila Monster Close-up   1 comment

Gila Monster Close-up — Image by kenneturner.com

“Gila monsters have beaded scales in colorful patterns. Gila monsters are
the largest lizards native to the United States. They get their name from
Arizona’s Gila River basin, where they were first discovered. 
Gila monsters are also one of only two venomous lizards in the world.”

Before The Fire   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon, San Pedro Valley Vista Before the Big Horn Fire — Image by kenne

“You can’t divide the country up into sections and have one rule for one section
and one rule for another, and you can’t encourage people’s prejudices.
You have to appeal to people’s best instincts, not their worst ones.
You may win an election or so by doing the other,
but it does a lot of harm to the country.”

— Jon Meacham, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Colorless Desert Sunset   Leave a comment

Colorless Desert Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sonoran sunset

A different perspective

Maintains its beauty.

— kenne

Cattails By A Sonoran Creek   Leave a comment

Cattails By A Sonoran Desert Creek — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sonoran desert

a very diverse place

wildflowers take turns

blooming so visitors

can always see them — 

what a beautiful world.

— kenne

Oak Creek Bridge   4 comments

Oak Creek Bridge North of Sedona, Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

And Then

The labyrinths
that time creates
vanish.

(Only the desert
remains.)

The heart,
fountain of desire,
vanishes.

(Only the desert
remains.)

The illusion
of dawn and kisses
vanish.

Only the desert
remains.
Undulating desert.
The illusion
of dawn and kisses
vanish.

Only the desert
remains.
Undulating desert.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

 

Nothing Gold Can Stay   1 comment

Golden Columbine WildflowerGolden Columbine — Image by kenne

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down today.

Nothing gold can stay.

— Robert Frost

 

 

Bougainvillea & Sunsets December 2012Sunset — Image by kenne

 

Arizona Primary Is August 4th   3 comments

vote-1327105_960_720We already voted by mail. Don’t forget to Vote!

“The right to vote is precious and almost sacred,
and one of the most important blessings of our democracy.
Today we must be vigilant in protecting that blessing.”

— John Lewis

Posted August 2, 2020 by kenneturner in Arizona, Information, Quote, Tucson Arizona

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American Snout Butterflies   Leave a comment

American SnoutAmerican Snout Butterflies — Image by kenne

A Beautiful Painted Lady   1 comment

Painted LadyA Beautiful Painted Lady — Image by kenne

Painted Lady,

elixir of

colors

true love of

flowers

under exquisite

skies

in the shadow of

mountains

remembering all

goodbyes.

— kenne

Sonoran Skyway –Edward Abbey   Leave a comment

Winter In The Desert 2010 10816-Edit-1-72Sonoran Sky Island — Images by kenne

“I feel again the poignant urge to grasp it, embrace it, know all
at once and all in all; but the harder I strive for such a consummation,
the more elusive that it becomes, slipping like a dream through my
arms. Can this desire be satisfied only in death? Something in our
human consciousness seems to make us forever spectators of
the world we live in.

Maybe some of my crackpot, occultist friends are right; maybe we
really are aliens here on earth, our spirits born on some other,
simpler, more human planet. But why were we sent here?
What is our mission, comrades, and when do we get paid?

A writer’s epitaph: He fell in love with the planted earth,
but the affair was never consummated.”

— Edward Abbey

“To the consternation of the “committed” reviewer, he is not a
conservationist or an environmentalist or a boxable list of any other
kind; he keeps on showing up as Edward Abbey, a horse of another
color, and one that requires some care to appreciate.”

— from “A Few Words in Favor of Ed Abbey” by Wendell Berry

Desert Eye Sunset II blog framed IIISonoran Desert Eye

“He had the zeal of a true believer and the sting of a scorpion.”

— Wallace Stegner referring to Edward Abbey

Tree At The Wave   1 comment

The Wave March Tree-2012-03-21-Edit-2-B&W-72Tree at The Wave — Image by kenne

You can photograph trees

over and over and over

and tell a different

a story in everyone.

— kenne

Time   2 comments

Sunset On Blackett's RidgeTime– Image by kenne

Left behind as the sun rushes toward a destiny,

time does not flow in a continuous stream

from past into future like the position of the sun

as we begin to feel foolish waiting for it to set.

 

The present moment is part of what’s about to happen,

“now” becoming a prologue to more things to come

giving us more room to stay in the moment

and your future, a past you remember.

— kenne

 

Cattle In The Dusty West   Leave a comment

Cattle at Watering Hole-Edit-5-art-72Cattle In The Dusty West — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Once beautiful desert grassland,
Now destroyed by overgrazing 

On land unable to sustain 
The native desert environment

Draining the groundwater levels in a
World of “pay me now, or pay me later.”

— kenne

A Web Of Color   1 comment

DSC_1605Spider II-Edit-2-72“A Web Of Color” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Spiderweb

From other

angles the

fibers look

fragile, but

not from the

spider’s always

hauling coarse

rope, hitching

lines to the

best posts

possible.

— Kay Ryan

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   3 comments

Black Swallowtail

Pipevine SwallowtailPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On Thistle — Images by kenne

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness, and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

— An Irish Blessing 

 

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