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Feel The Sun   2 comments

Cactus Wren On a Dead Limb — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Our Earthly seasons are a consequence not of our proximity to our star,
but rather they are due to the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth relative to the
Earth-sun plane, known as the celestial ecliptic. Literally speaking, axial tilt
is the reason for the seasons.”

Feel the Sun!

Cactus Wren   1 comment

Cactus Wren In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

What is a fish without a river?

What is a bird without a tree to nest in?

What is an Endangered Species Act without

any enforcement mechanism to ensure

their habitat is protected? It is nothing.

— Jay Inslee

 

Cactus Wren   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren-3-72-2Cactus Wren — Image by kenne

Lonely wren 
high atop a saguaro
resting on spins
no drops of blood
only manipulating
carefully while
coolly surveying

the desert floor
against a cloudless sky.

— kenne

“Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!”   Leave a comment

Cancus Wren-72Cactus Wren in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!
Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

Higher still and higher
From the earth thou springest
Like a cloud of fire;
The blue deep thou wingest,
And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.

— from To a Skylark by Percy Shelley

A Place To Start, Round Two   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren-2-art-II-72“Cactus Wren On A Limb” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A place to start

look at you
kenne g
you have taken
multi-tasking to a felt

you need to be
more focused
uncomplicated

this is what they tell me
information is good
opinion
music
poetry
photo art
all are good

but
you are inexorable

demurred, I say
I do what I do
because I can

maybe you can’t,
you’re the problem
not me

all things are connected
not an isolated island
I choose to stay linked
open secret places
plant seeds
harvest thoughts
bucket ideas

but
you discard mind droppings

I mix and match
generating energy
to form inspiration

feel the heat
see the stream
it’s all shit

the shit shits
generating food
for tomorrow’s ideas
powering the music
stand up and dance
when I’m not here
there will be a place to start

but
you can add to my pile

— kenne

Nest Building   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren-72Cactus Wren Building a Nest — Image by kenne

This large wren prefers cholla cactus in which to their nest. The nest is built by both sexes is a bulky mass of weeds, grass, twigs, lined with feathers, animal hair, plant down. The nest is shaped like football lying on its side; entrance at one end, with a narrow tubular passage leading to nest chamber. While the female is incubating the eggs, the male will often build additional nests to serve as decoys.

— kenne

Cactus Wren Nest-72Cactus Wren Nest — Image by kenne

 

Cactus Wren — Photo-Artistry   4 comments

Cactus Wren-art-72Cactus Wren — Photo-Artistry by kenne

People demand freedom of speech
as a compensation
for the freedom of thought
which they seldom use.

— Soren Kierkegaard

Cactus Wren   2 comments

Cactus Wren-blogCactus Wren — Image by kenne

The obvious is the hardest thing of all
to point out to anyone
who has genuinely lost sight of it.

— Owen Barfield

Building A Nest   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren Building a Nest-Edit-4-art-blogMale Cactus Wren Building a Nest in a Cholla Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Cactus Wren Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren-Edit-1-art-blogCactus Wren Photo-Artistry by kenne

The artist is the most interesting of all phenomena,
for he represents creativity, the definition of man.

— Allan Bloom

Cactus Wren Atop A Saguaro Cactus   Leave a comment

Madera CanyonCactus Wren Atop A Saguaro Cactus — Image by kenne

Despairing of God
I went to the desert
to seek my own saint.

— from Sonoran Desert Sutras by Luis Alberto Urrea

Cactus Wren On A Crested Saguaro Cactus   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren on a Crested Saguaro blog

Desert Museum-9822 blogCactus Wren On A Crested Saguaro Cactus — Images by kenne

 

Cactus Wren   3 comments

Sabino Canyon Walk 11-18-15-9755 Cactus Wren blogCactus Wren — Image by kenne

A fun bird to watch
In the Sonoran desert — 
Hear the starter noise?

— kenne

Cactus Wren Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Bird WalkCactus Wren Grunge Art by kenne

Once in every lifetime
a little bird may come
alone and forgotten
knocked down by the sun.
Every man may choose
to turn and walk away
or take the bird into his hand
and bid him stay.

— from “I’m Strong But I Like Roses” by Ron McKuen

Cactus Wren Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren Grunge Art-0297 blogCactus Wren Grunge Art by kenne
Art tries to create
     creates 
many possible futures
     futures
in each moment 
     moments
of existence
     existences
choosing reality
     realities 
from our experience
     experiences.

-- kenne


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