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Windswept Trail   Leave a comment

Windswept Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains (This area was burned 18 years ago.) — Image by kenne

time passed since the burn

was called the aspen fire

many square miles chared

— kenne

White-lined Sphinx Moth   Leave a comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth — Image by kenne

Interesting creature —
is it a bird, a plane or
a white-lined sphinx moth?

— kenne

 

San Pablo De Tiquina, Bolivia   Leave a comment

San Pablo De Tiquina, Bolivia (August 2019) — B&W HDR Image by kenne

San Pablo de Tiquina is a small town on the Strait of Tiquina. This passage connects the larger and smaller parts
of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, connecting the road to the tourist town of Copacabana.

— kenne

Who Needs A Tent?   Leave a comment

“Who Needs A Tent?” (Mt. Lemmon) — Image by kenne

Sticks, stones and needles

Can provide some protection

Not from thunder storms.

Bears and mountain lions

Just may stay away.

— kenne

Things To Be Desired   1 comment

Things To Be Desired — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The poem Desiderata has shaped the lives of many and will continue to do so for years to come.

Desiderata

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
Original text

Hawley Lake   Leave a comment

Hawley Lake On the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the White Mountains — Image by kenne

Cow grazes near shore

Storms build over the mountains

Lake now down two feet.

— kenne

Old Line Camp Cabin   Leave a comment

Wild Burro Canyon Hike

Old Line Camp Cabin — Image by kenne

Old Line Camp Cabin
A few building stones remain
Near the hiking trail.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Is Dry!   4 comments

Mt. Lemmon Is Dry — Image by kenne

The Summer monsoon officially starts today.

However, nature didn’t get the message.

Whether in the desert valley or the mountains

the drought continues to preach the southwest.

Will this monsoon season be another nonsoom?

kenne

Walking With The Girl   Leave a comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

Walking with the girl

I miss her stroking my soul

A watchtower’s voice.

— kenne

Hawking Pizza In Tucson   Leave a comment

Hawking Pizza In Tucson — Image by kenne

Hot days of summer

One hundred ten in Tucson

Always pizza time.

— kenne

Desert Landscape — Arrangement In Gray and Black   Leave a comment

Desert Landscape — Arrangement In Gray and Black by kenne

“When at last, in all my storms, my whole self speaks,
then there is a pause. The soul collects itself into pure
silence and isolation—perhaps after much pain. The
mind suspends its knowledge and waits. The psyche
becomes strangely still.”

— from Fantasia of the Unconscious by D. H. Lawrence

Life Turned Around   3 comments

Turned Around — Image by kenne

Turned around,
Here am I.
Knowing how,
Not the why.

Young in heart
Old in age.
Feeling the itch,
Pacing the cage.

Inner peace,
Knowing the thou.
Learning to write
Thesis of now.

Turned around,
Found love.
Living the moment,
Free as a dove.

Still learning,
When to talk.
Listening for,
Beat of the walk.

Reality is now,
Truth in the heart.
Singing the knowledge,
Requiem to smart.

Turned around,
Found beauty in art.
Traveling the future,
With Dylan and Descartes

— kenne

Fence Along the Wash   Leave a comment

Fence Along the Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

Hat on the fence post

Do not put on any airs

You goddess of gloom.

— kenne

Bird On The Forest Floor   Leave a comment

Bird on the Forest Floor — Image by kenne

Solitary bird

In the shadow of the trees

Loneliness to us.

— kenne

Classic Car Show   Leave a comment

Classic Car Show — Image by kenne

Polished and dusted
Now a mirror of the past
Getting attention.

— kenne

 

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