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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

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

 

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