Archive for the ‘Catalina Foothills’ Category

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

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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

 

Palo Verde Trees Blooming In Tanuri Ridge   Leave a comment

Palo Verde Trees-3852-72Blooming Blue Palo Verde Trees (Tanuri Drive in Tanuri Ridge) — Image by kenne

This time of year the Catalina Foothills are a blaze
with the yellow blossoms of the Arizona state tree, the Blue Palo Verde.

— kenne

December Snow   1 comment

morning snow on the catalinas-art-72December Snow (View off Our Patio) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A low cloud at the mountain base
provides a blanket of warmth
for the Catalina Foothills after
an overnight dusting of snow.

The higher clouds begin to break
allowing the morning sun to
shine over the mountain canyons
bringing a new awakening view.

— kenne

Rillito Park Racetrack Photo Essay, Sunday, February 25, 2018   2 comments

 

Rillito Park Racetrack Photo Essay, Sunday, February 25, 2018 — Images by kenne

 

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

 

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