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A New Year’s Eve Rainbow   Leave a comment

Yesterday’s Rainbow (December 31, 2021) — Image by kenne

What this rainbow didn’t have in color, it made up for it in brightness.

A Foothills Night   Leave a comment

A Foothills Night — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Clouds move in

Over the mountains

Lightning strikes.

— kenne

 

Questions Without Answers   Leave a comment

Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

It’s peaceful to sit on the patio,
to sit under the olive tree
gazing at the autumn setting sun.
The mountains rise up as shadows
move across the Catalinas

soon to fade as darkness sets in.
The weather is kinder this time of year.
Soon stars will light up the sky,
completing the change from day to night,
becoming background for a shooting star.
Many questions without answers.
Is it better to know?
Questions without answers
are better left unasked.

— kenne

Cloud Whispers Over The Foothills   Leave a comment

Cloud Whispers Over The Catalina Foothills — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sunset cloud whispers

A halo on the mountains

Of yellow and blue.

— kenne 

Mexican Bird Of Paradise   1 comment

Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) — Image by kenne

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas.
It could be native to the West Indies, but its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, dwarf poinciana, pride of Barbados, flos pavonis,
and flamboyant-de-jardin
. — Source: Wikipedia

Don’t Get A Stupid Driver Fine   4 comments

A Flash Flood From The Past (09/08/14) — Image by kenne

Where we live, flash floods 
are common during late summer,
but not this summer of little rain.

We live off of River Road,
a two-lane desert road
with low-water crossings.

Driving in a monsoon storm
requires extra vigilance in a
state with a stupid driver law.

— kenne

Smoke And Haze In The Foothills   3 comments

Smoke & Haze-art-72Smoke and Haze In the Catalina Foothills — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We must make the most of life’s ups and down

when downs seem to overwhelm

do everything to lift up life through images

revealing its most brilliants.

— kenne 

Rainbow Connection   2 comments

Rainbow-Edit-3-72Rainbow In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

I still believe that someday we’ll find the Rainbow Connection.

Rainbow Connection
Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side
Rainbows are visions
They’re only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told and some chose to
Believe it
But I know they’re wrong wait and see
Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it’s done so far
What’s so amazing
That keeps us star gazing
What so we think we might see
Someday we’ll find it
That Rainbow Connection
The lovers the dreamers and me
Have you been fast asleep
And have you heard voices,
I’ve heard them calling my name,
Is this the sweet sound that calls
The young sailors,
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
It’s something that i’m supposed to be,
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection…
The lovers, the dreamers and me
La lala la lala la la la lala la la la
— Kenny Ascher / Paul Hamilton Williams

 

Saguaro Blossoms   Leave a comment

Casa Grande RuinsSaguaro Blossoms — Image by kenne

As we enter mid-May, Saguaro cactus blossoms are popping out all over.

— kenne

A Palo Verde Spring — Photo Essay   3 comments

Palo Verde-12-72

Tanuri Ridge Morning Walk — Images by kenne

Dark In The Sunlight   1 comment

Maiden Pools Hike“Dark In The Sunlight” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A late afternoon breeze

sunlight shines through

in the shadow

of the olive tree

telling me of the

dark in the sunlight

as the music plays

I watch you from afar

dancing on this spring day

the things I’ve held close

have moved on

as I circle

trying to get my being

out of the experience

into the movement of change

becoming dimly aware

of the moment —

whatever will be,

will be.

— kenne

 

 

 

Bottle-brush Bloom   1 comment

Bottlebrush Bloom-72Bottle-brush Bloom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

— Lao Tzu

Sagebrush Checkerspot   1 comment

Sagebrush Checkerspot.72Sagebrush Checkerspot — Image by  kenne

“Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.”

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

I Went To The Desert . . .   Leave a comment

Sonoran Sunset-72Catalina Foothills Sunset — Image by kenne

I went to the [desert] because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

— Henry David Thoreau

DeGrazia Sunroom   2 comments

DeGrozia GalleryDeGrazia Sunroom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

An open skylight

Equal parts broken sunlight

Is magical light.

Changes the rhythm

As colors move through the room

Giving soul to space.

— kenne

 

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