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Hurricane Damage Louisiana   Leave a comment

Hurricane Damage Near I-10 In Louisiana — HDR Image by kenne

Louisiana had three hurricanes in 2020, then Hurricane Ida roared ashore on August 29, 2021
the 16-year anniversary of Katrina’s devastating landfall.

 

Voting Rights   1 comment

National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Selma, Alabama (August 10, 2021) — Image by kenne

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Fort Preble Window   1 comment

Fort Preble Window, South Portland, Maine (August 2021) — Image by kenne

“Fort Preble was a military fort in South Portland, Maine, United States, built in 1808 and progressively added to through 1906. The fort was active during all major wars from the War of 1812 through World War II. The fort was deactivated in 1950. It is now on the campus of Southern Maine Community College.” — Source: Wikimedia 

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse   2 comments

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse — Image by kenne

“Extending into the harbor from the grounds of Fort Preble on the Southern Maine Community College 
Campus in South Portland, visitors will find a conspicuous profile in the landscape at the end of a 950-foot breakwater.
It is Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, a caisson-style lighthouse built in 1898 to warn mariners of a dangerous
ledge in Portland Harbor upon which it sits.” — Source: visitportland.com

Moving On Down The Road   Leave a comment

Moving On Down The Road — Image by kenne

Move on down the road
Loaded on a pickup truck
Have house will travel

Through New Mexico
On Interstate Highway 10
East and west movement.

— kenne

Coyote Buttes Panorama   1 comment

Coyote Buttes In Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”

— Ansel Adams

Old Tucson Studios   4 comments

Old Tucson Studios — Photo-Artistry by kenne

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — It’s been just over a year since Old Tucson Studios closed its doors.
The famous western attraction shuttered because of the pandemic. Now, after a long and at times
secretive process, Pima County is getting ready to announce who will take over the lease.

“The proposal period now has closed and they are actively considering whatever proposals have come in,”
said filmmaker and Chair of the Arizona Film Expo, Daryl Mallett.

Mallet was also a member of the Pima County Old Tucson Task Force. They helped in the county’s
process of finding the right developer to take over the lease of Old Tucson. Although he doesn’t know
who County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry will recommend to the supervisors, he does get a sense
the decision will be announced soon. — Source: KGUN9.com

Four Houston Blues Legends   Leave a comment

Pete Mayes, Grady Gaines, Calvin Owens and Joe Guitar Hughes (1999)– Image by kenne

A Sunday Showcase of Some of Houston’s Blues Legends at Billy Blues BBQ Bar & Grill.

Old Tucson Work Area   Leave a comment

Old Tucson Work Area — Image by kenne

You have to pick the places you don’t walk away from. 

— Joan Didion, A Book of Common Prayer 

I Am The People —   Leave a comment

“The Worker” — Image by kenne

I AM the people — the mob — the crowd — the mass.
Do you know that all the great work of this world is
done through me?
I am the workingman, the inventor, the maker of the
world’s food & clothes.
I am the audience that witnesses history. The Napoleons
come from me & the Lincolns. They die. &
then I send forth more Napoleons & Lincolns.
I am the seed ground. I am a prairie that will stand
for much plowing. Terrible storms pass over me.
I forget. The best of me is sucked out & wasted.
I forget. Everything but Death comes to me &
makes me work & give up what I have. & I forget.
Sometimes I growl, shake myself & spatter a few red
drops for history to remember. Then — I forget.
When I, the people, learn to remember, when I, the People
use the lessons of yesterday & no longer forget
who robbed me last year, who played me for
a fool — then there will be no speaker in all the world
say the name: “The People”, with any fleck of a
sneer in his voice or any far off smile of derision.
The mob — The crowd — The mass — will arrive then.

— Carl Sandburg

Ferry To Copacabana — The Return   Leave a comment

Taking the Ferry To Copacabana the Main Bolivian Town On the shore of Lake Titicaca — Image by kenne

The Return

I’m coming back
for my wings.

O let me come back!

I want to die where
it’s dawn!

I want to die where
it’s yesterday!

I’m coming back
for my wings.

O let me get back!

I want  to die where
it’s origin.

I want to die 
out of sight
of the sea.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

Flashback — Double Bayou Dance Hall   Leave a comment

Double Bayou Dance Hall (May 25, 2005) — Image by kenne

Opened in 1941
a blues dance hall
in a black community
in bayou country
not far from Houston.

Music lovers from
all over southeast Texas
came to dance 
drink beer, eat smoked brisket
and sweet potato pie.

Born in Double Bayou 
Texas bluesman Pete Mayes
provided the house band
at the “the place” before time
and hurricanes condemned it.

Still standing
surrounded by overgrown
weeds and Spanish moss-draped
trees fronted by a historical marker
by Eagle Ferry Road.

A Christmas Day matinee
became an annual event
where the House Rockers
rocked out the blues
for holiday merrymakers.

— kenne

Beach: Still Life   Leave a comment

Beach: Still Life (Galveston, 07/28/18) — HDR Image by kenne

Galveston Island

A chair and plenty to drink

Shaded from the sun.

— kenne

Cacti In A Wheelbarrow   Leave a comment

Cacti In A Wheelbarrow — Image by kenne

Cacti wheelbarrow

Creativity at work

Add water and dirt.

— kenne

Rainy Night In New Orleans   Leave a comment

Rainy Night In New Orleans (12/26/07) — Image by kenne

“In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves:

the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.”

— Ivan Illich

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