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Magritte Clouds Over Cathedral Rock   1 comment

blacketts-ridge-9876-cathedral-rock-blogCathedral Rock in the Santa Catalina Mountains

Cathedral Rock blogCathedral Rock in the Sedona Verde Valley

In a Magritte sky
clouds formed
from the smoke
of a stemmed pipe
one sunkissed on
Catalina peaks
the other an
Upflow Vortex
each a cathedral rock
named in history
remaining covered
invoking mystery
concealing nothing.

— kenne

“We are surrounded by curtains. 
We only perceive the world 
behind a curtain of semblance. 
At the same time, 
an object needs to be covered 
in order to be recognized at all.”

– René Magritte

We Stand At The Altar Of Nature   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon TrainImage by kenne

Standing At The Altar Of Nature

When we stand at
the altar of nature,

we stand with the greats;
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Henry David Thoreau,
and John Muir,
each having helped define
our relationship
with nature and language —
“every natural fact is a symbol
of some spiritual fact,
. . . words are signs of natural facts.”

Nature’s beauty becomes
a source of spiritual energy
connecting all things
into a universal whole
with the energy of our
thoughts and will.

We stand at nature’s altar
not separate from her,
seeing us in the flowers,
insects, animals, mountains,
creating a unified landscape
of our inward and outward senses.

Like all relationships,
the experience depends
on the degree of harmony
between us and nature,
therefore becoming a gift
granted while walking with nature
as she is embraced in our minds –
Enlighten, she shares her secrets,
making the universe more “transparent.”
Yet the gift may only offer a glimpse,
to be shared in images and words,
charming all living things.

kenne


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. — John Muir

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Photo Artistry   Leave a comment

Southern California September 2012Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Photo Artistry by kenne

Butterflies . . .
flowers that fly
and all but sing.

— Robert Frost

Where All The Desert Beauty Runs Together — Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Blacket's Ridge Nov 1st 2013-8638 blog IIView from Blackett’s Ridge of Sabino Canyon (11/01/13) — Image by kenne

Canyons, big or small
Gathering nature’s beauty
Takes your breath away.

— kenne

Cordon Cactus   Leave a comment

Cordon Cactus blogCordon Cactus in Guaymas, Sonora On the Sea of Cortés (January 24, 2016) — Image by kenne

There are places
created for all deities,
poorly translated
to the non-deities.

— kenne

Nature’s Stairway to Heaven   3 comments

September 2016 Trip d800-2115-Pano blogZion National Park, Temples, and Towers of the Virgin Panorama (June 10, 2014) — Image by kenne

Temples and towers
Nature’s stairway to heaven
With white angel wings.

In this promised land
A desert sanctuary —
Music of waters.

Navajo sandstone
Majestic cliffs of color
Carved by rain fingers.

— kenne

Orchid Digital Art   3 comments

Orchid-1791 art blogOne of Our Orchids — Digital Art by kenne

One of our orchids
Competing with desert blooms
Not to be bested.

— kenne

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