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Arches At Del Sol   Leave a comment

Arches At Del Sol (October 17, 2015) — Image by kenne

“I am a part of all that I have met.
Yet, experience is an arch wherethro gleams
that untravl’d world whose margin fades forever and forever when I move.”

— Homer

LOVE In LOVE Park   Leave a comment

Love In Love Park, Downtown Philadelphia — Image by kenne

Our visit to Philadelphia was short as it was an overnight stay between Richmond and Graham, New Hampshire. 

No Philly experience is complete without snapping a photo in front of one of The City of Brotherly Love’s 

best-known landmarks: LOVE itself.

The sculpture by Robert Indiana is in John F. Kennedy Plaza — better known as LOVE Park — just northwest of City Hall. 

It was first installed in 1976. 

— kenne

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”

— ​from Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 by Ben Franklin 

Windsor Vermont Dinner   Leave a comment

Dinner at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vermont (Jaxon, Nick, Matt, and Katie, August 18, 2021) — Image by kenne

Life and Death in Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Life and Death in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

First/Last Meditation

Time
is in night’s colors.
Quiet night.
Over enormous moons,
eternity
is set at twelve.
Time’s gone to sleep
forever
in his tower.
All clocks
deceive us.
Time at last has
horizons.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

Highway Politics In The South   1 comment

Political signs were a common sight on our August road trip, especially in Texas and the southeast.— Image by kenne

“You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun
is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political
or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY, KATELYN   2 comments

Katelyn with Her Aunt Kate (July 2021)

When you look at me, you see the past.
When I look at you, I see the future and
Feel good about things to come.

— kenne

White-lined Sphinx Moth   1 comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth — Image by kenne

White-lined sphinx moths are among the largest flying insects of the deserts, with adult wingspans exceeding 5 inches.
Larvae can be just as long, up to 5 inches, with most having a prominent horn at the rear of their fleshy body.
When alarmed, these larvae rear up their heads in a threatening sphinx-like posture and may emit a thick,
green substance from their mouths.

The body of the white-lined sphinx moth ranges in length from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. It has a prominent brown head,
a brown thorax with 6 white stripes and a brown abdomen with paired dark spots on each segment.
The forewings are brown with a buff-colored band from base to tip and veins outlined in white.
The hind wings are pink, turning to dark brown near the margins.

Source: http://www.desertusa.com

On The Streets Of Savannah   Leave a comment

On The Streets of Savannah — Image by kenne

down and out in Savannah
people passing by Sorry Charlie’s
probably don’t know the name
of the man sleeping on the bench
where customers will wait for dinner
at Savannah’s premier oyster bar.

hard times on Savannah streets
an armrest for a pillow
knowing little about the man
with a bandage hand, broken angle
a bottle of water on the ground
near a cap and sunglasses

there is some tragic irony
of a homeless man sleeping
on the street outside 

Sorry Charlie’s Oster Bar
in the historic Gibbins Building
in the Ellis Square neighborhood

— kenne

Edmond Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama   Leave a comment

Edmond Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama (Road Trip, August 10, 2021) — Images by kenne

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying
the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

Sweeping Away Illusions   Leave a comment

A Hiking Break On The Box Camp Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

He sat on the pine needles
Next to a medium size pine
Pondering the moment
Sweeping away illusions
Before contiuing the hike
On the Box Camp trail.

— kenne

How may we overcome the fear of birth and death
and arrive at the state that is as indestructible as a diamond?
What way can direct us in our practice
to sweep away our thousands of illusions?
If the awakened mind shows its compassion
and opens up for us the treasure store,
then we may bring into our lives
the wonderful diamond teachings.

— from The Diamond That Cuts through Illusion by Thich Nhat Hanh

Monsoon Clouds   2 comments

Monsoon Clouds in B & W — Image by kenne

desert clear blue skies

making room for monsoon clouds

and much needed rain

— kenne

Canyon View In Black and White   Leave a comment

Canyon View In B&W — Image by kenne

“Our continual mistake is that we do not concentrate upon the present day, the actual hour, of our life;
we live in the past or the future; we are continually expecting the coming of some special moment
when our life will unfold itself in its full significance. And we do not notice that life is flowing
like water through our fingers, sifting like precious grain from a loosely fastened bag.”

— Alexander Elchaninov

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Along the mountain ridges,
      Across the desert floor;
      Arms like verdant armor,
      Stalwarts guard our door.
Shading for the lizard,
      Haven for the wren,
      Source of inspiration,
      For past and present men.

–Earl Bloss, “Saguaros,” in Arizona Highways, 1973

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

 

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