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A Tucson Sunset   Leave a comment

A Tucson Sunset — Panorama by kenne

Beautiful sunsets need clouds in the sky.

— kenne

The Trail Is Dusty   Leave a comment

West of Tucson — Panorama Image by kenne

The trail is dusty
Stirred only by our steps,
A soft breeze unable to lift
The dust above our boots

Often coming together as strangers
Sharing a love of the wild
And a desire to hear sounds
In nature’s best.

Nature walks are fine
Surrounded by experts
Who share their knowledge
Born with a feel for the moment

An eye for beauty and form
Nature speaking to the senses
Where nothing is perfect
And everything Is perfect.

— kenne

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm   Leave a comment

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm — Image by kenne

Two-tailed Swallowtail Painting   Leave a comment

This is a post from nine years ago today. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-tailed Swallowtail — Image by kenne

Breezy zephyr sweeps the fields 
And the thistle sways and yields 
But the butterfly clings fast
As a sailor to the mast 
As a banner iu the blast 
Which when widest sweep its folds 
Firmest still its proud slave holds

— from Butterfly and Thistle by Julia Ward Howe

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Posted May 9, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Cat’s Claw Vines In The Neighborhood   Leave a comment

Cat’s Claw Vines In The Neighborhood (Tanuri Ridge) — HDR Images by kenne

The Cat’s Claw

the high nectar bent on a straw
the cat’s claw
a lazy man’s portion
the sound of its slogan
a view from the ocean
into the oven
under the covers
the stomach or the shoulders

balance is the key to power
the milk will sour
read between the lines
a fashionable design
bending the desire
coming down to the wire

— Lal Ratnakar

 

Cartoon de Jour — Mother’s Day   2 comments

Two women are talking beside a cosmetics display in a store.
 
 
“For Mother’s Day, my mom would like the activism of her youth to not be for nothing.”
by Ali Solomon May 5, 2022, in The New Yorker

Petal Wings   Leave a comment

Petal Wings — Photo-Artistry by kenne

My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.

— Dylan Thomas

Nature Doing Its Thing   3 comments

Nature Doing Its Thing — Bee On Prickly Pear Cactus Image by kenne

 

A Visitor On The Wall   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner On Patio Wall — Image by kenne

April thirty-four

A future date from the past

Trust at the moment.

— kenne

Knowing and Not-Knowing   Leave a comment

ON THIS DAY, 2017 –kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Maiden Pools HikeSomewhere in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Continuing the Process of Becoming

I may not know where the trail leads,
which is what inspires me to take it.

Knowing and Not-Knowing

We are all concerned with our competence and the competence of others. Most people are interested in being more competent and surrounding themselves with competent people. The key to our level of competence is our level of knowledge.

In Zen practice, knowledge involves the interplay between knowing and not-knowing. However, it is crucial not to conclude that not-knowing means you don’t know. On the contrary, not-knowing means not being limited to what you know.

Maybe things are this way, but perhaps they are not. (Philosophically, it can be important to help people realize what they do not know is a necessary part of knowledge. But such a paradoxical thought, from a learning and teaching point of view, is confronted with the

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Posted May 6, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Hermit Thrush Forging On The Ground   2 comments

Hermit Thrush (The Huntington Botanical Gardens)– Image by kenne

Foraging on ground

Picking up insects on soil

Hermit thrush blends in.

— kenne

 

Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms   2 comments

Hedgehog Cactus (genus Echinocereus) Blossoms — Image by kenne

The hedgehog cactus earned its name because its short, spiny stems resemble hedgehogs.
The blossoms last for five days, opening in the morning and closing at night. 

 

May The 4th Be With You   1 comment

Posted May 4, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Karesansui Gardens    Leave a comment

Karesansui Gardens (The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) — Panorama Image by kenne

Who speaks the sound of an echo?
Who paints the image in a mirror?
Where are the spectacles in a dream?
Nowhere at all — that’s the nature of mind!

—  Tantric Buddhist Women’s Songs

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny In The Moment   Leave a comment

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Existence only becomes clear through reason;

reason only has content through existence.

By philosophizing, I seek to call attention to the limits of knowledge,

not with the skeptical purpose of disposing of knowledge altogether,

but rather in order to let the truth which always lies just beyond

those limits shine through for a moment.”

— kenne

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