Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Category

Texas Johnny Brown at The Shakespeare Pub   2 comments

Texas Johnny Brown_edit blogTexas Johnny Brown at The Shakespeare Pub In Houston (11/15/09) Photo-Artistry by kenne

“We used to have guitars sessions,
guitar battles on Sunday out there at Club Matinee.
And there’d be about four or five of us there,
and man, guitars would be ringing like everything!

It was wild!”

— Texas Johnny Brown (Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues)

 

Giant Swallowtail   Leave a comment

Pipevine Butterfly & Pool Area LinksGiant Swallowtail (Tanuri Ridge)– Image by kenne

It is not explanations that carry us forward,

it is our will to proceed.

— Paulo Coelho

 

I, Too   3 comments

Alabama2006-11-13-25Lincoln web-EditLincoln, Alabama (Old Downtown Lincoln Station By The Railroad Tracks) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

When my brother and I were in elementary school
we lived with my grandparents in Lincoln, Alabama.

My grandparents had sold the farm and moved into town.
Grandfather bought a two-pump gas station out on the Highway.

All the years since the person I remember most was Dacey Bell.
She was a young black woman who would help take care of us.

We loved Dacey Bell, and she loved us, therefore making it difficult
For us to understand why she was not allowed to eat with us.

We would ask why, but never got a clear answer — it just was.
Then one day, Dacey Bell stopped coming to be with us.

Again we would ask why — “Where had Dacey Bell gone?”
We were told Detroit, she had gone to work in Detriot.

Years later when I first read Langston Hughes’s poem, “I Too,”
The line that stood out was, “They send me to eat in the kitchen.”

. . . again I thought of Dacey Bell

— kenne

I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well, And grow strong.

Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.

 

I Saw A Hummingbird As Big As The Sky   1 comment

Anna's Hummingbird-72Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

I saw a Peacock, with a fiery tail,
I saw a Blazing Comet, drop down hail,
I saw a Cloud, with Ivy circled round,
I saw a sturdy Oak, creep on the ground,
I saw a Ant swallow up a Whale,
I saw a raging Sea, brim full of Ale,
I saw a Venice Glass, Sixteen foot deep,
I saw a well, full of mens tears that weep,
I saw their eyes, all in a flame of fire,
I saw a House, as big as the Moon and higher,
I saw the Sun, even in the midst of night,
I saw the man, that saw this wondrous sight.

— Anonymous (400 Year-Old Nonsense Poem) 

Girl Scouts Learn About Nature   Leave a comment

Girl Scouts-72Girl Scouts In Sabino Canyon (11/12/14) 

One girl looks

at my guide

another

at her own —

so much to learn.

Together

we share

nature’s beauty.

Never too early

or late to start —

some by

asking questions,

others speaking

without a voice.

— kenne

Blues Project Revisited   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKen & Mary’s Blues Project with Ashton Savoy & The Moe Hansum Band (10/18/02) — Image by kenne

 

Kenneth and Mary Harris produced house concerts for family and friends

for over two decades in the piney woods of East Texas — 

 

“House concerts are our life

House concerts are our everything

House concerts give us joy

House concerts keep us happy

House concerts keep us dancing.”

— kenne

 

 

Rufous Hummingbird   2 comments

Rufous Hummingbird-72Rufous Hummingbird — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Oh little bird, little bird

Come fly by my head

So I can hear your wings

Churn the air around me.

— kenne

 

Pusch Ridge Lightning   Leave a comment

Lightning 7-19-10Lightning Struck The Pusch Ridge Area Causing The Bighorn Fire — Image by kenne

 

Western Kingbird   1 comment

Western Kingbird-72Western Kingbird — Image by kenne

 

The Santa Catalinas Are Covered In Smoke   1 comment

Ventana Canyon Smoke-2-72Smoke covers the Catalinas today. With the use of Photoshop and a Dehaze filter,
I created this less smokey image. — kenne

Under androgynous sky
Sun or moon
Father or mother

The camera never lies
But the photographer
Knows how to fib

— Patrick Jennings 

(The Bighorn Fire remains only 19% contained.)

Father’s Day 2020   2 comments

David & Kate -Galveston II-B&W-72Kenne David and Kate, Galveston, Texas In the Early 1980s — Image by kenne George

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” 

— John F. Kennedy

Katelyn   1 comment

Katlyn-04-01-05-B&W-72Katelyn Turner (04/01/05)– Image by kenne

Every time I see this picture

I wonder what she was thinking —

I can imagine but never know.

— kenne

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