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Music Explosion — Diunna Greenleaf   2 comments

Music Explosion bluetone Diunna blogMusic Explosion — Abstract Image of Diunna Greenleaf by kenne

Words filling the air
Expressing an enchanted
Anecdotal truth

— kenne

Diunna 2006-12-02-15 blogDiunna Greenleaf (CD Party, December 2006)
— Image by kenne

 

A Song of Silence   Leave a comment

Mean Gene KeltonA Song of Silence — Mean Gene Kelton Computer Art by kenne

A Song of Silence

Music is
what enables you
in your work,
soothes you
when you rest
reminds you
of images past
of dreams yet fulfilled.
It is not the words,
nor the beat,
nor the instruments,
nor the relationships.
It is the rhythm
of the moments,
composed by
the silence between.

— kenne

Which One Is The Real James   1 comment

 

 

 

 

James is a challenge to photograph — Images by kenne

The quiet of Christmas morning,
everyone is still asleep as the sun
comes through the front windows

where the traveling bonsai trees,
Fica and Camellia, cast their shadows
on the table under the windows.

The smell of fresh coffee brewing
made special this morning, having
mixed in mocha with the Pike Place.

Later, the dogs enter the kitchen
having concluded their mistress
isn’t getting up to let them out.

Checking the Weather Channel App
having added towns where
family and friends live

from coast to coast,
Kate in the Northeast
and Lisa in the Northwest

are experiencing
the white Christmas
others can only dream.

— kenne

The Glamour and Romance of de la Renta at MFAH   Leave a comment

Currently, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 28, 2018, is a must see fashion experience, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta, which celebrates the illustrious life and career of the renowned fashion designer. Here are four of nearly 70 ensembles in the exhibit. 

Oscar 1 blog

Oscar 2 IMG_3623 blog

Oscar 4 IMG_3625 blog

Oscar 3IMG_3624 blogImages by kenne

 

Posted December 27, 2017 by kenneturner in Houston, Information, Photographic Essay

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The Oldest Blues Bar In Texas   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADouble Bayou Dance Hall (October 19, 2002) — Image by kenne

Down the road from Jackson’s Grocery 
the blues was hangin’ on the hot, humid breeze
at Pete’s place where Bar-B-Q was served on
white bread off the back of an old pick-up truck.

On weekends the blues would be swinging through
the tall gulf coast pines of southeast Texas
attracting outsiders from Houston to hear
Pete sing and play The Blues at the Double Bayou.

By chance the life of Pete and the dance hall ended in 2008 —
Hurricane Ike destroyed the dancehall in September,
and after years of poor health, Pete passed away
the following December. He was 70 — for Pete’s sake!

— kenne

 

 

Photo Archive   Leave a comment

Granddad Art II blogGranddad with New Born Granddaughter, Katelyn (September 24, 2003) 

I was going through my photo archives today and updated the first photo with Katelyn.

Make me an angel
My grandchild bundle of joy
I held her up close.

— kenne

Remembering Hurricane Ike Nine Years Out   Leave a comment

Hurrican Ike Gulf CoastGalveston Beach Front Devastation (September 13, 2008) –Source: http://strangecosmos.com/

Water’s Rising

water’s rising, and you who were caught
in last year’s flood, you are ready to scramble
onto the roof of the car and scream

but on this lonely backstreet, with a good
meal still warm in my belly and the wine
still sweet in my mouth, there are no lights

there is no cell phone, no traffic
no friendly strangers out for a stroll —
there is only the dark, and the current

— Bryce Milligan

IkeLake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas (September 13, 2008)

James and grandma-3695-blogBorn in the Eye of the Storm

A storm in the Gulf
Satellite views as big as Texas
On track for Galveston
Strong winds of medium strength
Pushing a wall of seawater

People boarding up windows
Placing valuables in cars
Preparing to run from the storm
Others preparing to shelter-in-place,
Hoping the storm will turn away

Outer bands begin coming ashore
Bringing water from the sky and the Gulf
Providing a taste of things to come
As cars head north, one is headed south
With baby to be born

Arriving at the Medical Center
The delivery process begins
Outside the winds gain strength
Choreographed with mother’s labor
Moving toward a crescendo of life

 Suddenly, there is peace and calm
As a baby is born in the eye of the storm
A prince of strength – symbol of the storm
A prince of peace – symbol of the eye
Forever in the eye of the storm.

kenne (Written for James, September 9, 2009)

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