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Dead at Daybreak   Leave a comment

Green Mountain Trail Deadwood II blog“Age Has Character” — Images by kenne

Dead at Daybreak

Night of four moons
and a single tree
with a single shadow
and a single bird.

On my flesh, I seek the
imprint of your lips.
The jet of spray kisses the wind
without even touching it.

I bear the “No” you handed me
in the palm, if my hand
like a wax lemon
nearly white.

Night of four moons
and a single tree.
On the point of a needle
stands my love — whirling round!

— Federico Garcia Lorca

A Lesson On Correcly Identifying Monarch, Queen and Viceroy Butterflies   Leave a comment

The Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) have been preparing a new kit for Elementary School Program, which will be on pollinators. I was asked to provide some photos of pollinators. One of the photos first appeared on this blog in a grunge art piece I did in September of 2015, which I mistakenly identified as a viceroy.

Viceroy Butterfly on Buttonbush (1 of 1)-3 blog

One of the Pollinators kit developers is SCVN member Fred Heath, whom we consider our butterfly expert. Fred let me know that I had misidentified the butterfly —

“The orange and black butterfly is a Queen and not a Viceroy.
As you probably know, the Viceroy is a mimic of the Monarch and Queen.
In the east where there are more Monarchs than Queens,
the Viceroy is a brighter orange. Out west and in the south where there are more
Queens than Monarchs the Viceroy is more of a burnt orange like the Queen.
The one quick way to distinguish between the Queen and the Viceroy,
that that the Viceroy has a black median band,
which goes across the hindwing and the Queen doesn’t have that band.

This mistake is made a lot. There was a billboard that advertised Mexico and the Monarchs,
but the butterfly in the billboard is a Viceroy.
When I google Viceroy, the first picture they show is a Monarch.” 

Monarch, Viceroy, Queen image001Fred Heath Slide for One of His Butterfly Presentations

 

Like An Old Tree   2 comments

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortAuthentic Imperfection — Image by kenne

Like an old tree

standing

along the desert trail

we are not perfect —

growing

old together

recognizing

our imperfection

each step of the way

becoming

more perfect by

authenticating

our imperfection

staying

vulnerable together —

embracing

our essence.

— kenne

Tanuri Ridge Flowers — Photo Essay   2 comments

Tanuri Ridge Flowers In The Neighborhood — Image by kenne
(Click On An Image to View In A Slideshow Format.)

 

Capturing The Moment — Osprey (Fish Eagle)   2 comments

These images were taken five years ago of one of my favorite birds of prey. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Rocky Point

Rocky PointOsprey (Fish Eagle) — Images by kenne

When in the Puerto Peñasco, Sonora area last week we visited a small bay/marshland about twenty-five miles east and only a couple of miles from where we were staying. This area has been set aside as a nature preserve and is a nesting area for the Osprey (Fish Eagle). On our visit we were able to see one, not just printed on a sign, as you can see, this guy was perched on the sign — “Showtime!”

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Posted April 20, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

Life Beyond Stop 9   Leave a comment

Kenne-art blog“Life” — Digital Painting by kenne

Life Beyond Stop 9

Twisting trails to Hutch’s Pool
Switchbacks from Stop 9
Reaching the canyon wall trail
Down to East and West Forks —
Creek waters are high, some
Hikers are turning back to Stop 9.
I lead others up to where the falls
Form a mountain swimming pool.

Block by a lower ridge
Mt. Lemmon is due north
Bringing water over large boulders
Slippery and dangerous to climb.
Now, noon, I set by the pool
Encouraging others to rest
Sharing the spirit of downstream
on the southern slope of Mt. Lemmon.

— kenne

The Now — Revisited (July 2010)   Leave a comment

Ok, I just felt like reblogging this posting again — enjoy. kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Self-portrait

The Now

(In the Zen of the now,
past and future exist as one in art.)

Living for the moment
Creates a false state of being,
Of setting you free.
Forget the moment, live for the now.

Being in the moment is to
Have a beginning and an end,
Boundaries in which you cannot be free.
Forget the moment, live for the now.

Having a beginning and an end
Is to not have a past or a future,
Without which you cannot be free.
Forget the moment, live for the now.

Self-fulfilling nature of the moment
Creates a fear of the unknown,
To fear the unknown is to not be free.
Forget the moment, live for the now.

Experiencing the now is to
Know the past and learn of the future,
Releasing fear and setting you free.
Forget the moment, live for the now.

Learning takes place only in…

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Posted April 19, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

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