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Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

I wait for the moment
I’ll return to the trails
as I did for twelve years
beneath Tucson’s blue sky
in some world of youth
and springtime. Give me,
Powers of the Universe,
the springtime but
spare me the child.

— kenne

 

A Visitor On The Wall   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner On Patio Wall — Image by kenne

April thirty-four

A future date from the past

Trust at the moment.

— kenne

Yellow Is The Color Of Our Neighborhood   Leave a comment

Blue Palo Verde Are In Full Bloom In Tanuri Ridge — Images by kenne

Palo Verde

Green clinger on arid arroyo rock,
Spring blooms of faded yellow you did drop.
Desert dry took a toll of leaf and branch
Leaving photosynthesis to your bark.
Life is tough, lizard kissed, so short and harsh.
Unlike upland cousins, you are blessed:
In your shelter rests a saguaro babe,
Whose stately arms one day will take your place.

 
— David Drowley

Storm Clouds Over The Foothills   5 comments

Storm Clouds Over the Foothills — Image by kenne

Once in the Catalina Foothills,
I found a new state of being
No more tangled mind.
I hiked with my camera
Photographing nature
Taking whatever comes,
Like a drifting cloud.

— kenne

Stormy Weather   3 comments

Stormy Weather Over The South Rim of The Santa Catilina Mountains — Panorama by kenne

A Thunderstorm

The wind begun to rock the grass
With threatening tunes and low, –
He flung a menace at the earth,
A menace at the sky.

The leaves unhooked themselves from trees
And started all abroad;
The dust did scoop itself like hands
And throw away the road.

The wagons quickened on the streets,
The thunder hurried slow;
The lightning showed a yellow beak,
And then a livid claw.

The birds put up the bars to nests,
The cattle fled to barns;
There came one drop of giant rain,
And then, as if the hands

That held the dams had parted hold,
The waters wrecked the sky,
But overlooked my father’s house,
Just quartering a tree.

— Emily Dickinson

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

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Tanuri Ridge Morning Walk — Images by kenne

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