Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Category

The Sky Above, The Earth Below   1 comment

View Above Hutch’s Pool In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“In those vernal seasons of the year when the air is calm and pleasant,
it were an injury and sullenness against nature not to go out and see her riches,
and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.”

— John P. Milton

Full Moon Over Double Bayou   Leave a comment

Full Moon Over Double Bayou — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.”

– Carl Sandburg

Fall In The Catalinas   Leave a comment

Fall In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“Live each season as it passes;
breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit,
and resign yourself to the influences of each.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Making The Best Out Of What Remains   1 comment

Making The Best Out Of What Remains’ — Image by kenne

Hiking in the fall

The mountains drought continues

Still no sign of rain.

— kenne

Mountain Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Wildflowers on Mt. Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains — Images by kenne

What is the late November doing
With the disturbance of the spring
And creatures of the summer heat,
And snowdrops writhing under feet
And hollyhocks that aim too high
Red into grey and tumble down
Late roses filled with early snow?
Thunder rolled by the rolling stars
Simulates triumphal cars
Deployed in constellated wars
Scorpion fights against the sun
Until the Sun and Moon go down
Comets weep and Leonids fly
Hunt the heavens and the plains
Whirled in a vortex that shall bring
The world to that destructive fire
Which burns before the ice-cap reigns

— from Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot

Vegas Night   1 comment

‘Vegas Night’ View from Our Room in Aria Resort & Casino (November 5, 2020) — Image by kenne

 

“In our finest hours, though, the soul of the country manifests itself
in an inclination to open our arms rather than to clench our fists”

 

― from The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

Celestial Patio Sunset   1 comment

Celestial Patio Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Reflections are real

It’s reality that’s not

Artists make it real.

— kenne

California Primrose   2 comments

California Primrose-72

California Primrose — Image by kenne

What would this world
be without yellow follows? 
No beauty, not life.

— kenne

The Great Chris Duarte   1 comment

Chris Duarte at the Cactus Moon, Humble, Texas (January 2003) — Images by kenne

When it comes to Blues/Rock guitar players, Texas has produced some of the best.
I saw Chris live several times in the late ’90s and early ’00s, and each time his
performance
drained me. He is very intense and emotional — literally mindblowing.

— kenne

Ladybug, Ladybug   Leave a comment

Ladybug Highway — Image by kenne

Ladybug, ladybug
Where are you going?
How long will you crawl
before you fly away?

— kenne

Day Of The Dead — No Words Monday   Leave a comment

Day of The Dead (Día de Muertos) — Image by kenne

 

Rio de Janeiro Favela   Leave a comment

Rio de Janeiro Favela (2001) — Abstract Art by kenne

In the Favelas

‘Slum tourism’
sneered a moralising friend.

I thought of this
as our small group
trekked through alleys,
deep in the favelas,
climbed interminable steep small stairs,
gazed curiously at faces
that stared back indifferently.

Their world, ruled by drug lords,
Crime bosses, poverty and need …
How do these people of Rocinha,
see us, the dilettante tourists,
stepping carefully on broken ground?
Don’t wear your rings or watches!
Leave your wallets back at the hotel!
Cautiously, we pick our way,
cameras snapping at the sight
of tangled wires for stolen power,
of deep canals that take
the sewerage to the sea,
of grinding cycles of a poverty
that no one can escape.

And we who walk among them,
do we have the right to drive away,
return to luxury hotels,
download our photos
for display to friends back home,
while shaking heads in wonder
that anyone can live like this?

My friend was right, for we have been,
to our eternal shame,
‘Slum tourists!’

Valerie Volk

Butterfly Art — No Words Friday   3 comments

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Nature’s Art Wall   2 comments

Nature’s Art Wall — Photo-Artistry by kenne

This art is from a photograph of a canyon wall and like all things, it is living and has intelligence.
But, we like to think that it’s just a bunch of rocks and minerals, therefore not alive.
When I took the photograph I saw a wall alive, no different than a saguaro cactus,
and in the moment its being. By doing so, I brought my experience to the picture,
adding color, light, and contrast enhancing the natural beauty of the world around us.
It is alive and has intelligence. 

— kenne

 

Eastern Collared Lizard   1 comment

Eastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

With fall in the air,
lizards will be out of sight
only to be seen on a rock
in the desert sunlight —
it’s the natural 
order of things.

— kenne

%d bloggers like this: