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Yucca Blossoms   Leave a comment

Tanuri Ridge Yucca Blossoms — Image by kenne

Marine Blue Butterfly   2 comments

Marine Blue Butterfly on Meyer Lemon Leaf — Image by kenne

The Marine Blue or Striped Blue (Leptotes marina) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.
It is found from South America through Mexico to Southern Texas, Arizona, and California.
— Source: inaturalist.org

With Eyes Wide Open   Leave a comment

A flashback to May 30, 2009 — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

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Image: “Angel Novus” — Paul Klee

With Eye”s Wide Open,
It’s Hard To Believe the Situation We Are In.

Today’s leaders continue to justify yesterday’s mistakes. Five years ago, we began what has become “. . . a nightmare of spiraling violence, sectarian warfare, insurgency, roadside bombing and ghastly executions.” (NY Times, March 20, 2008) Over 4,000 American military have died, and 160,000 are daily in harm’s way. In addition to the US troops, over 180,000 contract civilians and several thousand civilian government employees are stationed in Iraq. It is difficult to obtain exact numbers, but it’s
estimated that the total number killed, wounded, and displaced is in the millions. All these five years after we invaded Iraq.

The administration and many in Congress continue to create their own “facts” for its “war on terror” as they continue their work on the “dark side,” to use Cheney’s words.

“A…

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Posted May 17, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Living In A World Of Absurdity   Leave a comment

Two Women Using A Drone To Take A Selfie In Sedona, Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Existing In Absurdity

Born with the call of the ancients
Channeled only to the past
Licking understanding of being
Motivated to become
Letting there be a perception

Accepting things as they are
Not to question the why
In a world of the ordinary
While seeking answers
Continuing to redefine normality

A mother’s guidance
Teaching right and wrong
In an air of tolerance
While avoiding strange charmers
Delivers of woe and fear

Cultivating a mother’s boy
Not by design, by nature
Remaining forever connected
To her very being
Desiring to mend her hurt

Going to grandmother’s church
Baptized in a tank
Real salvation coming
On a swimming hole rope swing
Going down with arm pointing up

A curiosity for girls
Show me yours
I will show you mine
Not yet understanding
The growth in the hand 

Lying down by her side
Lost in original sin
Not resisting the call
Buried deep in the soul
Falling for her desire 

Thinking of a woman as woman
Wondering at what age
A woman becomes woman
And when woman
Stops being woman

Fantasized by little girls
Fictionized by maidens
Becoming powerful as consort
Only to be lost in false piety
A spectacle of elevated humbug

Woman created as woman
In a myth formed by a boy
Loving the art of deception
Conceived by man loving woman
Only to become an illusion

Now questing a cure
For these feelings
Loathing the deception
In quest of a solution
Only to be lost in dark air

Is there a way out
Of this affliction
Can’t live with
Can’t live without
This existence in absurdity  

— kenne (October 21, 2009)

Posted May 17, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Doubtful Canyon Coyote Fence   Leave a comment

Doubtful Canyon Coyote Fence — Image by kenne

“Some nights we can see light of fires as Indians dance
And the eyes of God shine through the coyote fence.”

Part VIII — Five Days On the Outer Banks, Entry for April 9, 2008   2 comments

April 22, 2008 — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Image: What Happens When Sand Dunes are Washed Away By the Sea! — kenne (Photo Set)

Five Days On the Outer Banks — Part VIII

Before heading north, Joy called to make reservations for the tour and was told that the only time available was the 6:00 p.m. sunset tour. I started laughing hysterically. Sunset tour??!! Since we had only briefly seen the sun in five days, it seemed so absurd, let appropriate to end our visit to the Outer Banks on Bob’s Wild Horses “Sunset Tour.”

Such a tour should be a natural for taking photos, but I knew the lateness of the day and the dark cloud cover would not make for getting some good photos of the wild horses. Yet, in the end, it was the total experience of seeing the northern part of the Outer Banks that made our decision a good one. I say this…

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Posted May 16, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Capturing The Moment — I See The Sun   Leave a comment

Sun is setting over the Santa Catalina Mountains. Originally posted May 15, 2012 — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

“I See The Sun” — Image by kenne

The sun is setting

somewhere on the horizon

bringing a new day.

kenne

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Posted May 16, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Desert Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Desert Spiny Lizard, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

Death Of A Tulip   Leave a comment

Death Of A Tulip — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“To be a Flower, is profound
Responsibility —”

— from Bloom by Emily Dickinson

A Friend   1 comment

Romero Pools, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

A friend is someone whose story you have heard.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Yellow Cactus Flower   Leave a comment

ON THIS DAY, NINE YEARS AGO, THIS POEM AND IMAGES WERE POSTED. YELLOW CACTUS FLOWERS, ONE OF THE BEAUTIES OF NATURE — WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE! — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Test“Yellow Cactus Flower” — Image by kenne

Flowers are not meant
to last forever,
so we cherish
the moments.

Most cactus flowers
last only a day
leaving behind
beautiful memories

for those fortunate
to gaze  upon them
in the early
morning sun

while others
share the moment
painting
what they see.

3c470c52879d8feb0bf041741dbd13d6Georgia O’Keeffe, Yellow Cactus Flower, 1929

— kenne

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Posted May 14, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Beautiful Sedona Panorama   Leave a comment

View of Sedona from Airport Road — Panorama by kenne

Clouds under a blue sky
can’t resist reaching down
kissing the red rocks
of beautiful Sedona Arizona.

— kenne

 

Build This Wall   3 comments

A Teeshirt Found On Twitter

The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state.
That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.

— Justice Hugo Black

Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

I wait for the moment
I’ll return to the trails
as I did for twelve years
beneath Tucson’s blue sky
in some world of youth
and springtime. Give me,
Powers of the Universe,
the springtime but
spare me the child.

— kenne

 

Crested Saguaro   Leave a comment

Crested Saguaro Upon The Saguaros — Image by kenne

Cristate or “crested” saguaros form when the cells in the growing stem begin to divide outward,
rather than in the circular pattern of a normal cactus. This is an unusual mutation that results
in the growth of a large fan-shaped crest at the growing tip of a saguaro’s main stem or arms.

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