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Mother’s Boy   5 comments

Mother’s Boy (August 26, 2006) — Image by Joy

In the summer of 2006, we spent three months trying to get rid of a systemic infection that resulted from hip surgery.
Mother passed away on September 8, 2006, only a couple of weeks after Joy took this picture.
Everyone had convinced me that she was ready to stop fighting —
the pain was too much.

— kenne

*****

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

— C. S. Lewis

Scrivere Sempre — Always Write   1 comment

Scrivere Sempre (Always Write) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and
even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated
to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of
them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer,
someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”

— from The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger

Old Age   Leave a comment

Turkey Vultures — Image by kenne

“Old age isn’t a battle, old age is a massacre.”

― Philip Roth

Hiking In Bighorn Country   Leave a comment

Hiking Bighorn Country In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“Nature” is what we see—
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse—the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Thunder—the Cricket—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.

— Emily Dickinson

White-lined Sphinx Moth In Black & White   Leave a comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth in Black & White by kenne

Designed for rapid flight, Sphinx Moths are shaped like airplanes and can clock speeds just over 30 miles per hour.
They’re also known as a hawk or hummingbird moths for similar flight patterns. Various sphinx moths
have been mistaken for bats and bees. Some can hover like hummingbirds while feeding. Sphinx moths
have the world’s longest tongue among moths and butterflies. They can draw nectar from narrow, tubular flowers
that are too deep for bees to reach. When not in use, the tongue rolls up. Many moths are a mottled brown,
but some have very colorful wing patterns. — Source: Discover Nature Notes

Coyote Buttes Panorama   1 comment

Coyote Buttes in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

“Ask yourself: “Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream?”

-Ansel Adams.

Doubtful Canyon Coyote Fence   Leave a comment

Doubtful Canyon Coyote Fence — Image by kenne

“Some nights we can see light of fires as Indians dance
And the eyes of God shine through the coyote fence.”

Karesansui Gardens    Leave a comment

Karesansui Gardens (The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) — Panorama Image by kenne

Who speaks the sound of an echo?
Who paints the image in a mirror?
Where are the spectacles in a dream?
Nowhere at all — that’s the nature of mind!

—  Tantric Buddhist Women’s Songs

Rurrenabaque Airport Cafe   Leave a comment

Airport Cafe, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia (RBQ)– 08/19/19 Image by kenne

Rurrenabaque, a port city on the Beni River, is one of the main entrances to the Madidi National Park.

 

Building Construction — Rurrenabaque, Bolivia   Leave a comment

Building Construction — Rurrenabaque, Bolivia In The Amazon Forest (08/19/19) — Image by kenne

Rurrenabaque

Sits on the Beni River

Amazon journey.

— kenne

An Old Man’s Goal   4 comments

self-portrait

An Old Man’s Goal

To walk the earth
as long as I can
feeling the earth
benight my feet
learning from nature
becoming free of my 
own freedom.

— kenne

Sea Of Cortez Sunset   Leave a comment

Sea of Cortez Sunset (02/11/16) — Image by kenne

3/12/86/ #3   I asked my dad why he didn’t worship Ricky Ricardo,
who was Latin, instead of Ward Cleaver who was white.
     Because Ricky Ricardo is not Mexican. He’s Cuban.
     But Ward Cleaver’s not Mexican.
     No, but he’s not Cuban.
     And that was that.

 — from the Aztec love god by Tony Diaz

Yacca Blossoms — Springtime In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Yacca Blossoms — Springtime In The Sonoran Desert — B&W Images by kenne

You will find that it is necessary to let things go;

simply for the reason that they are heavy.

— Sayings

Knowing a Woman   3 comments

Knowing a Woman — Image by kenne

Knowing a Woman

When you have really loved a woman,
you come to know how little you knowthat woman.
It is what you do not know about her,
this magical body, magnificent mind,
this soul you have drowned yours in,
who throbs to the flowing with the moon,
that stops you dead in your tracks
as you watch her bent over the oven
or stepping from her shower
or lying spread and ready
for you on your bed.
It is what you do not know
about this blessed thing called woman
that is the only poem of the world
worth the writing or worth the knowing.

— from The Book of Boys and Girls by Paul  Ruffin

No Rain In Those Clouds   Leave a comment

“No Rain In Those Clouds” — Image by kenne

No rain in those clouds
Looking up through high still air
Ancient rocks give way.

— kenne

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