Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Category

Joy and Robin — A Memory Flashback   1 comment

Joy and Robin (Hannah, April 14, 2004) — Image by kenne
Been going through some old photos — it’s that time of year.

Moonscape Outside Tuba City   Leave a comment

Moonscape Outside Tuba City — Panorama by kenne

Walking on the moon

Somewhere near Tuba City —

The painted desert.

— kenne

Thankful For Another Beautiful Day   Leave a comment

Another Beautiful Day In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

“I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world.

It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.”

The Pause   Leave a comment

“The Pause” (The Wave Vermilion Cliffs National Monument) — HDR Image by kenne

Time to pause

Time to feel moments

Time to be.

— kenne

Greater Roadrunner On The Run   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner On The Run — Abstract Art by kenne

Greater Roadrunner

Born to run the desert roads

Metaphor for speed.

— kenne

Hiking In The Santa Catalina Mountains   Leave a comment

Hiking In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

These regal,
sky islands exist,
unique, and vast, ​
unmatched diversity
raising summits
a sun sparkling
through the canyon
guiding hikers
to conquests
we aspire.

— kenne

Good Morning World!   1 comment

Good Morning World! (Sonoran Desert Sunrise) — Images by kenne

Amazon Rainforest Sunset   Leave a comment

Amazon Rainforest Sunset (August 2019) — Image by kenne

Spending time on the river
walking its banks,
seeing the variety of wildlife,
that lingers there,
makes for beautiful
paintings and photographs,
for people to admire.

— kenne

 

Thurber’s Wild Cotton Blossoms Art   Leave a comment

Thurber’s Wild Cotton Blossoms (Sabino Canyon Recreation Area) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

— James Thurber

Morning Shadows   Leave a comment

Morning Shadows In The Sonoran Desert — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Yes, the sun has risen again.
I can see the windows change and hear a dog barking.
The wind buckles the slender top of the alder,
the conversation of night birds hushes,
and I can hear my heart regular and strong.
I will live to see the day end as I lived to see
the earth turn molten and white, then to metal,
then to whatever shape we stamped into it
as we laughed the long night hours away
or sang how the eagle flies on Friday.
When Friday came, the early hours perfect
and cold,
we cursed our only lives
and passed the bottle back and forth.

— from One Day by Philip Levine

Looking Back To Spring of 2011   Leave a comment

Originally posted April 2011 on Becoming is Superior to Being. — kenne

“The only thing we can perceive are our perceptions. In other words, consciousness is the matrix upon which
the cosmos is apprehended. Color, sound, temperature, and the like exist only as perceptions in our head,
not as absolute essences. In the broadest sense, we cannot be sure of an outside universe at all.” — George Berkeley

Artist Along Sabino Creek In Sabino Canyon, April, 2011 — Image by kenne

Water

Pressure of sun on the rockslide
Whirled me in dizzy hop-and-step descent,
Pool of pebbles buzzed in a Juniper shadow,
Tiny tongue of a this-year rattlesnake flicked,
I leaped, laughing for little boulder-color coil–
Pounded by heat raced down the slabs to the creek
Deep tumbling under arching walls and stuck
Whole head and shoulders in the water:
Stretched full on cobble–ears roaring
Eyes open aching from the cold and faced a trout.

 — Gary Snyder in Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems

The poem originally appeared Riprap, which was Snyder’s first book of poetry. For Snyder, nature as divine, which goes hand-in-hand with the biocentric nature of his Buddhist beliefs.

— kenne

Pandemic Kids In The Canyon   4 comments

Pandemic Kids (1st Graders) In Sabino Canyon Recreation Area — Image by kenne

In the last week of October, Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) began offering nature classes to elementary school children
four days a week, the first time since March 2020. The number of children per day is a maximum of 30 students that are
divided into six groups. Masks are required except where social distancing is possible. The children have been perfect about
wearing masks, even though it may not be a school requirement. Some field trips have been canceled due to COVID outbreaks at the schools.
All the SCVN members have been vaccinated. Still, some naturalists have tested positive and have been self-quarantining.

— kenne

Turkey Vulture On This Turkey Day, 2021   2 comments

Turkey Vulture — Image by kenne

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Wave in Coyote Buttes   1 comment

The Wave in Coyote Buttes (Vermilion National Monument) — Image by kenne

Walking on the wave

An adventure to behold

Decades of waving.

— kenne

Red-Tailed Hawk   2 comments

Red-tailed Hawk in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Hawks gotta fly high

Staking out a hunting spot

Cross the desert plain

 

— kenne

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