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The Wonderland Of The Southwest   Leave a comment

Petrified Forest National Park-0079 blogPetrified Forest National Park — Images by kenne

Here, one sees the Painted Desert with its fantastic coloring, the petrified forests, deep lateral cañons, the great Cohonino Forest, through which one may ride for five days without finding a drop of water except during the rainy season. Truly, it is a wonderland, and in the Grand Cañon one can think of nothing but the Abomination of Desolation. There is no place in the world at present so accessible, and at the same time so full of the most romantic interest, as are the territories of Arizona and New Mexico.

— from On the Border with Crook, by John G. Bourke (1891)

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Five Painted Desert Panoramas   Leave a comment

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Painter Desert (1 of 1)-5 blogPainted Desert National Park Panoramas by kenne

This was our second visit to this National Park, the first time was ten years ago when we were traveling to Las Vegas from The Woodlands, Texas. This time, driving from Tucson we made a brief stop on our way to Telluride and other places in Colorado.

— kenne

Spring Yard Flowers Around Our Tucson Home — A Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Late Spring Flowers in the Desert — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)


Blooming Palo Verdes In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Palo Verde Blossoms-1145 Camera Motion Art II blogBlooming Palo Verdes in Sabino Canyon — Painting by kenne

There’s a circle in the canyon

around which we teach kids

about nature and its many cycles.

— kenne


I Am A Desert Trail   Leave a comment

Italian Springs 2013Dark Desert Grassland — Computer Painting by kenne

I am a desert trail


through dark grasslands


but not lonely


with gladness


by the 

mountain ranges

I separate the grass


a sandy channel

for mountain rains

to clean

the desert soul


to be wash away.

— kenne

Sunset By The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Super MoonSunset By The Wash — Computer Painting by kenne

Thou that hast giv’n so much to me,
Give the thing more, a gratefull heart;
See how Thy beggar works in Thee
By art:
He makes thy gifts occasion more
And says, if he in this be crost,
All Thou hast given him heretofore
Is lost.

— George Herbert

Windswept Grasslands   Leave a comment

Bug Springs 2012Windswept Grasslands in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Taking inspiration from the likes of Lewis Carroll, Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg.

Branches reach into the dark sky

over windswept grasslands,

directing our eyes and ears

to the relationship between

the living and the dead.

— kenne

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