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Somewhere South Of Town   Leave a comment

Somewhere South of Town — Image by kenne

In a field of green

Riding into the sunset

Somewhere south of town.


Coming to day’s end

Following her lead back home

Slow pace step by step.

— kenne

Desert Cottontail In The Brush   Leave a comment

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus auduboni (Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Image by kenne

The desert portion of their common name arises from their distribution across the arid lands of the
American Southwest and Plains states. “Auduboni” honors John James Audubon,
the famous bird painter and naturalist. 

Richardson’s Geranium Blurred   Leave a comment

Richardson’s Geranium Blurred — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Can You See It?

Back-Tailed Gnatcatcher   Leave a comment

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Black-tailed gnatcatchers are found throughout Mexico and the southwest United States in North America.
These birds inhabit the Sonoran desert, which covers California and Arizona in the United States. Their range also
extends to the northwestern part of Mexico. Their range is found in the Chihuahuan desert which covers the western part
of Texas, the southeastern part of Arizona, and extends to the northern and central part of the Mexican plateau,
in the range of the Sonoran desert in the west. Migration is not seen in these birds during the winter season. Source: kidadl.com

 

Antelope Island   3 comments

Antelope Island On Lake Powell (June 26, 2014) — Image by kenne

The western United States is in a megadrought, and it’s getting worse. Currently, it is the driest it
has been in 1,200 years and is presently playing outlive. This image was taken in June of 2014 on Lake Powell
when the water level had already moved away, making it more a mountain than an island. Today the water levels
of both Lake Powell and Lake Mead are at record lows.
Studies of soil moisture levels in the West that includes
California, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, most of Oregon and Idaho, much of New Mexico, western Colorado,
northern Mexico, and southeast corners of Montana and Texas — using modern measurements and tree rings
for estimates that go back to the year 800. (Source: Arizona Daly Star)

Grand Canyon Panorama (October 4, 2021)   1 comment

Grand Canyon Panorama (October 4, 2021) — Image by kenne

A view to the north

With its layered bands of red rock

Near the end of day.

— kenne

Posted February 6, 2022 by kenneturner in Arizona, Grand Canyon, Information, Panorama, Poetry

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Sedona, Redrock Country   Leave a comment

Sedona, Redrock Country — Photo-Artiatry by kenne

Sedona redrock

Beautiy above and below

What more could you want?

— kenne

 

Antelope Canyon   Leave a comment

Antelope Canyon (Lake Powell) — Image by kenne

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” 

— Socrates

A Late Afternoon Stroll   1 comment

Elk Going for A Late Afternoon Stroll In the Grand Canyon (October 4, 2021) — Imahe by kenne

The elk move at their own pace
not showing any fear of humans
and their cars driving in the park.

Looking so gentle walking across
a park road, but beware of one of
the most dangerous animals in the park.

— kenne

Antelope Canyon   Leave a comment

Antelope Canyon Boat Tour On Lake Powell (June 9, 2014) — Image by kenne

The cool way to experience Canyon is by kayaking through Lake Powell to the slot canyons, but us more

mature people take a boat. If you want a more virtual experience, there are several videos on YourTube.

— kenne

We Will Return In June   3 comments

Little Colorado River (June 2021) — HDR Image by kenne

Last June, some of us got out of Tucson’s heat and spent a few days in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. 

My good friend, Tom Markey, and his wife Pat were with us. We spent time walking and fishing in the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. 

Late in 2021, Tom was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Last week he received his first chemo session, to which
he had an adverse reaction, but doing better now. The tumor in his arm has already reduced in size.
So we are already talking about going back up to the mountain stream pictured above — We will return!

— kenne

 

Tom Markey Fly Fishing on the Little Colorado River — HDR Image by kenne

Yes, The Sun   Leave a comment

Sedona Sunrise — Image by kenne

Words at Daybreak

Before beginning in earnest,
without meanings to identify them,
they emerge like figures behind a gray curtain.
The dark flock on the foggy horizon
defers arrival. Engaged in some play
of its own making, it circles and drifts.
Still, fricative, almost particulate songs
filter down, silting along the gray shore.
They summon the ear to something, to something.

— Tess Taylor

Wild Sunflower   Leave a comment

Wild Sunflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Soul of the Sunflower

The warm sun kissed the earth
To consecrate thy birth,
And from his close embrace
Thy radiant face
Sprang into sight,
A blossoming delight.

Through the long summer days
Thy lover’s burning rays
Shone hot upon thy heart.
Thy life was part
Of his desire,
Thou passion-flower of fire!

And, turning toward his love,
Lifting thy head above
The earth that nurtured thee,
Thy majesty
And stately mien
Proclaims thee sun-crowned queen.

On earth, thy gorgeous bloom
Bears record of thy tomb,
And to transcendent light
Thy soul takes flight
Till thou art one,
O sunflower, with the sun!

— Sara Jewett

 

 

The Pause   Leave a comment

“The Pause” (The Wave Vermilion Cliffs National Monument) — HDR Image by kenne

Time to pause

Time to feel moments

Time to be.

— kenne

My Hoodoo Heaven   Leave a comment

My Hoodoo Heaven (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Images by kenne

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