Archive for the ‘Desert Landscape’ Category

Eastern Collared Lizard   1 comment

Eastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

With fall in the air,
lizards will be out of sight
only to be seen on a rock
in the desert sunlight —
it’s the natural 
order of things.

— kenne

Cattails By A Sonoran Creek   Leave a comment

Cattails By A Sonoran Desert Creek — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sonoran desert

a very diverse place

wildflowers take turns

blooming so visitors

can always see them — 

what a beautiful world.

— kenne

A Morning Hike In The Park   Leave a comment

Morning In The Park-72A Morning Hike In Saguaro National Park Hike-East (01/03/20)– Image by kenne

On the trail a morning haze

Slowly disappears as the sun

Lifts over the mountains

Across rocks and cactus

Leaving behind still air

Warmed as the sun

Moves desert shadows

Plants shinning with dew

A picture I try to capture

Lost in the passing moment

Hiking the desert trails

Looking down the miles

Collecting memories

To be lost with time

But not in mind.

— kenne

Sonoran Spring   Leave a comment

Sonoran Spring-0743-72Sonoran Spring — Image by kenne

A sonoran spring
A joy to experience
On its many trails.

Hike from the valleys
Through many biome changes
To the mountains high.

Many sky islands
Each having its own cycle
For propagation.

— kenne

Desert Trail   3 comments

Picacho Peak State Park-72Desert Trail — Panorama by kenne

Albert Einstein believed we suffer from an “optical delusion”
which separated us from the rest of creation. His solution?

“Widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Days of Contrast   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Fall-2-art-2-72Winter In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne
On this day in February, we are in Kingwood Texas celebrating Jill’s birthday. 

Days of Contrast

Winter in Sabino Canyon —
Blue is the color of the sky
Golden the color of desert grass
Mountain colors changing
With the angle of the sun.

Winter on the Gulf Coast —
Gray the color of the sky  
Damp air chills to the bone
Diminishing a desire to walk
In the east Texas woods. 

— kenne

 

Del Sol Pool Area & Golf Course Where the NCAA Championship Women’s Team Play   Leave a comment

DEL Sol Pool Area & Golf Course-1845 blogDel Sol Pool Area & Golf Course (Home of the 2018 U of A Women’s Championship Team)– Image by kenne

We will be there tomorrow to see the the Isley Brothers & Commodores at the AVA Amphitheater. — kenne

 

Dried Wildflowers   1 comment

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Seeds-0669 blogDried Wildflowers — Images by kenne

 In the fall
beauty takes on
a different form
changing colors

minus the fresh
softness of spring.

— kenne

Canyon Lands National Park Travel Scene   1 comment

Canyonland June 2014-2469 blogCanyon Lands National Park Travel Scene (June 2014) — Image by kenne

Being in the right place at the right time
is knowing how to stay active and look around
as if it were your last day on earth.
It’s a wonderful world out there.

— kenne

Dry Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Fall Along The Tanque Verde WashDry Wildflowers — Computer Painting by kenne

My eyes allow me to see,

my experience allows me to look.

— kenne

 

Border Ranch Painting   Leave a comment

Willow Springs Ranch-0008 art. II blogPainting by kenne

Crossing The Border 

Senescence begins
And middle age ends
The day your descendants
Outnumber your friends. 

— Ogden Nash

Don’t Fence Me In   1 comment

Don't Fence Me In-B&W blogDon’t Fence Me In — Image by kenne

the West
invented itself,

then
reinvented itself — 

first by cowboys,
then
by landowners,

which changed its
tone and image,

so much so
 now only the
makings of myths,

not history.

— kenne 

 

Seeking The Tao Of Observation   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Sunrise II- Art name blogThe Photographer — Image by kenne

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The photographer (artist)
seeks to connect what
is already connected, the
past, present, and future
in a moment of existence
while being a traveler
in other people’s reality
sharing an awareness 
of the present experience. 

An awareness of the moment
with the whole being, the artist
is of the experience —
the essence of existence.
The artist desires to share
the essence, but the resulting image
is about the experience, not
of the experience — 
the Tao of observation.

In the process
of capturing an event
the photographer feels
and sees in the moment,
the Tao of an event —
the Tao that is projected
is outside the moment
hence is not the
essence of Tao.

— kenne

 

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

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