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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 

 

Fly Amanita Mushroom   3 comments

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Fly Amanita Mushroom — Image by kenne

Fly amanita is the most iconic toadstool species, with a white-gilled,
white-spotted, usually red mushroom, and is one of the most recognizable
and widely encountered in popular culture.
As the mushroom matures, the can becomes flatter
and recognizable in Victorian literature, including
Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Ladybug Convention   Leave a comment

Ladybug ConventionLadybug Convention — Image by kenne

 

Clouds   1 comment

Clouds (1 of 1)-Edit-1-72Clouds — Image by kenne

“Art is not difficult because it wishes to be difficult,

but because it wishes to be art.”

— Donald Barthelme

Raven On A Rock   Leave a comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Raven On A Rock with Bearded penstemon Wildflowers — Image by kenne

 

Grand Canyon Portrait   Leave a comment

Kenne & Joy Grand Canyon 08-24-07-Edit-5-art-72Grand Canyon Portrait — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Sonoita Country   2 comments

SonoitaSonoita Country —  Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rolling countryside
In a high desert plateau
Great vineyard country.

Picturesque highways
A short drive down from Tucson
Windmills in the sky.

A birders haven
Towering cottonwood trees
Bring your camera.

Traveled in years past
by Native Americans
And Father Kino.

— kenne

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