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Rain Drops On Autumn Leaves   Leave a comment

Bear Waller Oct 2013-8165 III blogRain Drops On Autumn Leaves — Image by kenne

there’s a dry cold air

remaining after a dawn rain

in the high desert mountains

not cold enough to snow

yet cold enough

to send a chill

throughout your body

the morning sunrise guides light

inside the dark forest

just ahead of a morning jogger

following a trail

forming a seam

across the forest floor

carpeted with leaves

of red and gold

dotted with raindrops

appearing to jump

as the returning light 

glimmers through 

each temporary dome

soon to disappear

beneath a winter blanket of snow

— kenne

Creek Reflections   Leave a comment

Sky Above Water Below blog IICreek Reflections — Computer Art by kenne

Sky above,

water below,

or is it

the other way around —

it’s your call

in our upside-down


— kenne

Stone Wall and Dry Times   Leave a comment

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Dry Times-3297 blogDry Times In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

These images are near the dam area of Sabino Creek, which has been dry for some time. 

“Goodbye — if you hear of my being stood up a
stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think that a
pretty good way to depart this life. It beats old age, disease,
or falling down the cellar stairs.”

— Pancho Villa

Mt. Lemmon Ski Run — Fall Colors   Leave a comment

Aspen Trail -- 10-22-12Mt. Lemmon Ski Run, Fall Colors — Image by kenne

“During World War II, a group of skiers made up of Lowell Thomas , a noted journalist and adventurer, a local forest ranger, and many Davis Monthan serviceman which included Thomas’ son, later a Governor of Alaska, and Art Devlin, a future Olympic ski jumper and Television commentator, formed the Saguaro Ski Club. The well-known cartoonist, Paul Webb, created a patch and membership certificates for the club showing a skier wrapped around a saguaro cactus.”  Click here for more information.

A Walk In The Woods   1 comment

Aspen Trail -- 10-22-12Autumn On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

by Henry David Thoreau

O Nature! I do not aspire
To be the highest in thy choir, –
To be a meteor in thy sky,
Or comet that may range on high;
Only a zephyr that may blow
Among the reeds by the river low;
Give me thy most privy place
Where to run my airy race.

In some withdrawn, unpublic mead
Let me sigh upon a reed,
Or in the woods, with leafy din,
Whisper the still evening in:
Some still work give me to do, –
Only – be it near to you!

For I’d rather be thy child
And pupil, in the forest wild,
Than be the king of men elsewhere,
And most sovereign slave of care;
To have one moment of thy dawn,
Than share the city’s year forlorn. 

Fall On The Aspen Draw Trail   6 comments

Aspen Draw Trail-978307200 blog TitleImage by kenne

Lonely ski slopes
off the mountaintop
surrounded by a 
forest of color, with
small brooks passing.

So it is with me 
to hike the Aspen Draw
up the slopes
under the fall colors — 
sun mingling with leaves.

Once near the top
a girl with yellow hair
passes by without
saying a word, not
knowing I was there.

A stranger to

and everyone
just passing through
this lonely world.

— kenne


Just Living Is Not Enough . . .   Leave a comment

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (4 of 6) grunge art blogTwo-tailed Swallowtail Butterflies — Grunge Art by kenne

“Just living is not enough,”
said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

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