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In This Stress & Crisis Producing World, It’s Time To Simplify!   1 comment

First posted in April of 2011, I think we need a reminder during these times. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

“A Life In The Hands” by Francesco Fratto — Source: http://1x.com/artist/89797

When we were young life was easier, right?  I know sometimes it seems that way.  But the truth is life still is easy.  It always will be.  The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the more we complicate things for ourselves.

You see, when we were young we saw the world through simple, hopeful eyes.  We knew what we wanted and we had no biases or concealed agendas.  We liked the people who smiled.  We avoided people who frowned.  We ate when we were hungry, drank when we were thirsty, and slept when we were tired.

As we grew older our minds became gradually disillusioned by negative external influences.  At some point, we began to hesitate and question our instincts.  When a new obstacle or growing pain arose, we stumbled and fell down.  This happened…

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Posted April 2, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

Bee On Desert Chicory Wildflower   2 comments

Desert Chicory-6391 art-72Bee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Inspiration   Leave a comment

Inspiration comes in many forms. Thanks for sharing. — kenne

The Sketchbook

Inspiration is hard to find these days. I’ve been seeing so many of my online sketching friends who are tired of drawing views from their windows or the inside of their houses. I am too.

My inspiration came today in the form of a gift. It’s from a friend who knows very well how much I love the work of David Hockney. In fact we toured Salts Mill several years ago when I was in Manchester. He emailed today to suggest I look up the BBC article about Hockney sketching in Normandy, on his iPad. There are 10 new drawings of spring that were released today for everyone to enjoy during this time of isolation. What a gift from Hockney to his fans, and what a gift from my friend to me.

With that in mind, I packed up a folding stool and my iPad, set myself up in my…

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Posted April 1, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

School Is Where You Make It   Leave a comment

School Is Where You Make It-2-72Images by kenne

Two pre-schoolers live with their parents at the end of Tanuri Drive making it easy to put lessons on the street.

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Everyone in Tanuri Ridge is now sheltered at home. There are only 72 homes in our community
where many of us are spending some of our days walking the streets of Tanuri Ridge.
Some of us wander off down by the Tanque Verde Wash.
Stay safe, everyone.

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“. . . how beautiful he looked, veering away”   Leave a comment

Turkey Vultures March 2013One Beautiful Bird (Turkey Vulture) — Image by kenne

I had walked since dawn and lay down to rest on a bare hillside
Above the ocean. I saw through half-shut eyelids a vulture wheeling
high up in heaven,
And presently it passed again, but lower and nearer, its orbit
narrowing,
I understood then
That I was under inspection. I lay death-still and heard the flight-
feathers
Whistle above me and make their circle and come nearer.
I could see the naked red head between the great wings
Bear downward staring. I said, ‘My dear bird, we are wasting time
here.
These old bones will still work; they are not for you.’ But how
beautiful
he looked, gliding down
On those great sails; how beautiful he looked, veering away in the
sea-light
over the precipice. I tell you solemnly
That I was sorry to have disappointed him. To be eaten by that beak
and
become part of him, to share those wings and those eyes–
What a sublime end of one’s body, what an enskyment; what a life
after death.

— Robinson Jeffers

Turkey Vultures leaving their overnight stay along the Tanque Verde Wash as they continue their migration north.

 

Springtime On The Trail   Leave a comment

Spring Time Hiking Trail-72Springtime On The Trail — Image by kenne

Poppies and lupines

Seem to stand at attention

As we pass on by.

— kenne

 

On The Tail To Thimble Peak   2 comments

Thimble Peak-1-Edit-2-B&W-72On The Tail To Thimble Peak — Image by kenne

Thimble Peak insight

We cross a windblown meadow

A path less traveled.

— kenne

 

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