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Tucson El Presidio Window   Leave a comment

Tucson El Presidio District Window — Photo-Artistry by kenne

old Presidio

where Tucson’s history lives

around each corner

— kenne

Glass Blower   2 comments

Glass Blower — HDR Image by kenne

an artist at work

she skillfully creates art

as people pass by

— kenne

Bee On Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bee On Chickory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The monsoon season has begun the second-hottest and second-driest on record in Arizona, where heat records
are frequently broken last year. The last two years have seen fewer desert downpours, an important source of
summer river flow.

“We’re dealing with a rapidly changing climate that is becoming, overall, more dry and varied and warmer,”
said Scott Wilbor, an ecologist in Tucson who studies desert river ecosystems, including the San Pedro.
“We are in uncharted territory.” Click here to learn about the importance of Sonoran Desert rivers.

Wildflowers (July 30, 2014)– Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Wildflowers (July 30, 2014) — Grunge Art by kenne

Saguaro Sunrise   1 comment

Saguaro Sunrise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

saguaro sunrise

just above the canyon ridge

shadows in the dark

— kenne

 

The Lone Hiker   Leave a comment

The Lone Hiker — Photo-Artistry by kenne

now in his eighties
living moment by moment
carries a message

time past time present
both in time future

— kenne

Scorpionweed   Leave a comment

Scorpionweed — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?
And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn’t that make life a story?”

― from Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Little Cactus On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Little Cactus On Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The most visible creators I know of are
those artists whose medium is life itself.
The ones who express the inexpressible —
without brush, hammer, clay, or guitar.
They neither paint nor sculpt — their
medium is being. Whatever their presence
touches has increased life. They see and
don’t have to draw. They are the artists of
being alive.

— J. Stone

 

Cactus Blossom Art   1 comment

Cactus Blossom Art by kenne

Beauty blossoms forth

Each single moment leaving

A place in my heart.

— kenne

Life Is All About Perspectives   1 comment

 ‘Weed’ On the Patio — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I have subscribed to The New Yorker for years and find it helpful to see things from different perspectives; some I like, some I don’t. Many great writers, some of which I agree with, some I don’t. It’s all a matter of perspective, which is what this poem is all about — It’s only boogie-woogie.

BOOGIE-WOOGIE

You shout from the other room
You ask me how to spell boogie-woogie
And instantly I think what luck
no war has been declared
no fire has consumed
our city’s monuments
our bodies our dwellings

The fiver didn’t flood
no friends 
have been arrested
It’s only boogie-woogie
I sign relieved
and say it’s spelled just as it sounds
boogie-woogie

— Adam Zagajewski (The New Yorker, July 5, 2021)

Nothingness   2 comments

Brother Tom at the Fish Market Window in Seattle — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Nothingness

Staring out the window
nothing comes into view,
fog drafts off the sound

It doesn’t matter
if nothing is seen,
gaze drafts afar

Even the usual seagulls
are overlooked,
even their calls

It is as if my senses
have ceased,
for the duration

Standing at the window
in my solitude,
fade into nothingness

Yet, still waiting
in my loneliness,
the vacuum to end.

— kenne

 

Fly Fishing On Little Colorado River   Leave a comment

Tom Markey Fly Fishing on Little Colorado River (Fort Apache Indian Reservation, White Mountains) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Drought closed the forest

But not the resevation

Time for fly fishing.

— kenne

Cloud Whispers Over The Foothills   Leave a comment

Cloud Whispers Over The Catalina Foothills — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sunset cloud whispers

A halo on the mountains

Of yellow and blue.

— kenne 

Saguaro Cactus Scars   2 comments

Saguaro Cactus Scars – Textured Oil by kenne

Living many years

Saguaro scars are common

Part of survival.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Cabin   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon Turkey Run Cabin — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Cabin

There’s always an injury
when we compare one thing
to something else, the tepid moon
to its jealous sister, the viscous fog
to seven years of silence.
And any word can be a knife
when thrown with care.
We sacrifice our hearts
for the quietness of books.
A loaf of bread cooling on the counter
is a wild act of love.
Even as I dislodge every spider web
in the cabin, we will still find
something caught and dying
in the morning,
eyes glistening like dew
in the back of the fireplace
where newspapers and forests
become opportunities
for longing.

— Grant Clauser

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