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Bird-Watching On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Birders (1 of 1)-Edit HRD blogBird-watching on Mt. Lemmon — HDR Image by kenne

“Bird watching is really all about the quest for balance—between the curious animal at the near end of the binoculars and the wild animal at the far end; between the classifiable and the ineffably mysterious; between our killing, conquering urges and our impulse toward conservation.”

—  from “The Difference Between Bird Watching and Birding” by Jonathan Rosen

One On The Nest, . . .   2 comments

4-H Group-0862 Roadrunner in nest blog framed

4-H Group-0780-4 Roadrunner with twig blog framedOne On the Nest, Another Helping to Build it. Images by kenne

Protected
by the cholla cactus
the yellow-eyed
big bird
sits
on the nest
while her mate
continues
to gather twigs
no insult to his
male hood.

— kenne

Summer Water Stop   3 comments

Birds On The FountainSummer Water Stop — Image by kenne

Summer water stop
Before resting in the shade
From the mid-day sun.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Mockingbird   Leave a comment

Mockingbird DSC_1531 blog IISabino Canyon Mockingbird — Image by kenne

Northern mockingbird by name,
I call him Sabino Canyon
because that’s where I saw him
atop what may be a favorite
berry eating perch as evidenced by
the seed dropping beneath him.

— kenne

Big Bird On The Patio Wall   Leave a comment

Roadrunner-0283 art blogGreater Roadrunner — Digital Art by kenne

Here he comes again
Bird on the patio wall
Stalking a lizard.

— kenne

Yellow-eyed Junco   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Yellow-eyed Junco — Image by kenne

A Minor Bird by Robert Frost
I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

— Robert Frost

Expectations   Leave a comment

Desert 9799 Hummingbird art blogPainting by kenne (March 20, 2018)

Expectations

Who are you
you who share
my very existence
with your expectations
sometimes calling them traditions
placing more value
on the worth of your expectations.
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of my very being.

Who am I
I who share
your very existence
with my expectations
sometimes calling them logical
placing more value
on the worth of my expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of your very being.

Who are we
we who share
their very existence
with our expectations
sometimes calling them unconditional
placing more value
on the worth of our expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of their very being.

Who are they
they who share
our very existence
with their expectations
sometimes calling them laws
placing more value
on the worth of their expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of our very being.

Who are we
we who share
a universal existence
with our expectations
sometimes calling them just
placing more value
on the worth of all expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of a universal being.

— Kenne (November 2007)

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