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Hawk In Olive Tree   Leave a comment

Copper's Hawk-8836-2 art blogCooper’s Hawk Art by kenne

The sky predator
Kills by flying low and fast
This is not a game.

— kenne

Greater Roadrunner On A Southwest Day   2 comments

Roadrunner-0283 blogGreater Roadrunner On A Southwest Day — Image by kenne

I watch him as he ponders my presence,
only a temporary distraction from
the lizard now locked in step 
blinding into the tree bark
disposing of intricate patterns.
Soon the runner disappears 
into some unknown world,
no known direction, dissolving 
into the brink, yet native lands.

— kenne

 

Desert Monsoon Sunset Panorama   1 comment

Monsoon Sunset Panorama- blog IIMonsoon Sunset in the Catalina Foothills — Panorama by kenne

 

Desert Monsoon

The clouds are stacking up high
In that clear blue afternoon sky
Turning the scorching sun to mere silver lining
Raising a cool hope in all desert being
Is that the long-awaited monsoon coming? 
Who would know? 
The wind blows westward steadfast
Giving the convoy of clouds a warm piggyback 
But who knows when…? 
The clouds will turn into precious monsoon rain
Or just evaporate spontaneously once again! 

Oh monsoon rain
You kept us all in clear suspense
Desert being are dreaming of you for so long
Are you, or are you not visiting us soon? 

The clouds have covered the June evening sky
Colored light brown like bowl of boiled rice
Signaling monsoon rain may be on its way
Sooner we can hope for something real nice! 

 

— Tushar Ray

 

Monsoon Lightning Over the Catalinas   2 comments

Lightning 7-19-10Monsoon Lightning Over the Catalinas — Image by kenne

The monsoon is here
Waves of precipitation
Greening the desert.

— kenne

Cumulus Congestus Cloud Over Burro Fire   2 comments

Burro Fire-2900 blogCumulus Congestus Cloud Over Smoke from the Burro Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains (July 3, 2017)
— Image by kenne

mountains
on high
are dry
months
without rain
now burning
leaving behind
gray dirt
black trees
left unguarded
by the gods
a troubled land
covered
in the sin
of silence

— kenne

House Finch   Leave a comment

House Finch-0028 blog IIHouse Finch — Computer Art by kenne

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

— from the poem “Dreams” by Langston Hughes

La Fiesta de Guadalupe Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band — Images by kenne

On December 18th, the  DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun hosted La Fiesta de Guadalupe. This annual festival honors Mexico’s patron saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, with music, dancing, and performances including mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, the Yaqui Deer Dancers and Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-guitar band. Domingo is the son of Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia Tucson’s most famous and no doubt most prolific artist.

— kenne

DeGrazia Spanish Band Video

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