Archive for the ‘B&W’ Category

Memphis Blues   Leave a comment

Memphis Blues — Image by kenne

I was always drawn to the roots music, bluegrass, blues, early rock – Sun Records, Elvis [Presley].
And I still love that music to this day. Memphis never gets the credit.
It’s much more musically rich than Nashville ever will be.
Nashville manufactured that hokey-hillbilly image way back.

–Steve Young

 

 

Village Of Elgin Wine Tasting Room   Leave a comment

Village of Elgin, Arizona, Wine Tasting Room (June 23, 2018) — Image by kenne

One day in June
we tosted raising
a glass with new 
friends on the road
I quoted the poet
sounding effete:
“Oh, it was a brave
man who drink one.”
Feeling brave, we
proceeded to drink.

— kenne

Sunflowers In Light and Shadow   Leave a comment

Sunflowers In Black & White — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

— Leo Tolstoy

Sky Island Scenic Byway   1 comment

Catalina Highway (Sky Island Scenic Byway) through Hoodoo pinnacle area. — Panorama Image by kenne

Hoodoo pinnacles

Scenic diversity charm

Rocks stacked over time.

— kenne

The Monsoon Cometh   2 comments

The Monsoon Cometh (July 24, 2022) — Image by kenne

Abstract Art, 2006   Leave a comment

“These Fellings” — B & W Abstract by kenne

You know it ain’t easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
There’s no words to describe it
In French or in English

`cause diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I’m telling you

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out lately
Whenever you come around me

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that
Time will take them away
But these feelings won’t go away

— Clarence Copeland Greenwood

Japanese Garden   Leave a comment

Japanese Garden, Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (March 31, 2022) — Image by kenne

In the world, nothing is a walk in the park.

Those that try to succeed quickly,

are those that fail quickly.

When people act, 

hope is inevitably born.

Hope is humanity’s life force

As long as one doesn’t lose that,

a person does not age in vain.

本多 静六 (Honda Seiroku) 

Katelyn Is Graduating On This Day   Leave a comment

Katelyn (April 1, 2005, at 1 1/2 years) will be graduating high school today — Image by kenne

Look and See

Look and see life —

A baby born
A child talk
A toddler walk
A little girl smile
A teenager spread her wings
A young women love
A women becoming.

Look and see love —
A baby born
A child talk
A toddler walk
A little girl smile

A teenager spread her wings
A young women love
A women becoming.

Look and see beauty —

A baby born
A child talk
A toddler walk
A little girl smile
A teenager spread her wings
A young women love
A women becoming.

Look and see Katelyn – life, love, and beauty.

— kenne

Driving Through West Texas   1 comment

Driving Through West Texas — Image by kenne

West Texas

 

West Texas is a never-ending ocean of hot sand
Winding dunes shifting and changing earth’s skin
Cactuses standing sentinel over desolate wasteland
Tumbleweeds carried by parched bone-dry wind.

Behold the cactus country scorched and unforgiving
Dry hard packed earth baked in the intense sunlight
Heat rising and objects in the distance shimmering
Then comes the mirage the dreamy desert sight.

Gusting howling wind whistling over crumbling rock
Slowly forming wind-worn rock formation over time
Lost in time but not a prisoner to any man’s clock
Boundless desert will be painted poetic and sublime.

The least little bits of wind will raise puffs of dust
Dust Devils swirl on the dunes and dancing perform
Leaving clouds of dusty grit floating like smoke thus
A prelude to the nightmare of a desert sandstorm.

There is an oasis in the desert a haven from the sear
Cooling waters and with vibrant desert blooms are rife
A beauty is in the desert’s pure clean atmosphere
West Texas is arid fierce and fiery but it’s full of life…..

Nobody Special

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.

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

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

Zion National Park   Leave a comment

Zion National Park (June 10, 2014) — Image by kenne

A park not to love
Dramatic rock formations
Ancient rocks of art.

Ansel Adams views
At the push of a button
We are the keepers.

— kenne

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