Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Small Desert Wildflowers On The First Day Of Spring   Leave a comment

Small Desert Wildflowers On The First Day Of Spring — Images by kenne

Look, and you shall find
Often unnoticed flowers —
Our desert jewels.

— kenne

Blooming Brittlebush   Leave a comment

Brittle Bush Flowers-0749 blogBlooming Brittlebush — Image by kenne

I attend to this moment
less it goes unattended
by the bee flying
in and out of time
only to be lost in a
wild thyme unseen
just to be conquered 
and reconciled again.

— kenne

Try On Your Lens of Celebration   1 comment

poudre-river-wildflowers-1-of-1-14-blogMy daughter Kate and grandson Kenne Jaxon — Image by kenne

Each week I get an image, like a postcard from Dewitt Jones. His images are inspiring, and his voice is my voice. So, I share his TEDx with you — enjoy. — kenne

Low Tide At Sunset   Leave a comment

Sunset Panorama--2 blogLow Tide At Sunset (Beach at Mayan Palace, Sonora, Mexico, February 13, 2018) — Panorama by kenne

Low tide at sunset
Shadows of the passing day
Tracks from shore patrol.

— kenne

I’ll Take My Spring On The Rocks   1 comment

The Shape of Water“I’ll Take My Spring On the Rocks” (Sabino Creek near the dam.) — Image by kenne

“When you sit in silence long enough,
you learn that silence has a motion.

It glides over you without shape or form,
exactly like water. 
Its color is silver.
And silence has a sound you hear
only after hours of wading inside it.

The sound is soft,
like flute notes rising up,
like the words of glass speaking.

Then there comes a point
when you must shatter
the blindness of its words,
the blindness of its light.”

― Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Living On Pelican Time   Leave a comment

Living On Pelican Time blogLiving On Pelican Time (Sea of Cortez, February 15, 2018) — Image by kenne

Standing by the shore
Living on Pelican time —
My dos sietes year.

— kenne

Pelican Signature-0991 blogImage by kenne

 

Things of Poetry, Revisited   4 comments

Esperero trail to the Ridge“Things of Poetry” — Computer Art by kenne

Things of Poetry

Poppies

line the canyon trail,

brightening

each hiker’s way.

Passing greetings

share the joy

as the morning sun

intensifies

the canyon colors

brilliantly reflected

by each poppy,

the things

of O’Keeffe —

real poetry.

— kenne

Good Night Sunset   2 comments

Sunset-5620 blogSun Setting in Tucson — kenne

Gates Pass Area In The Tucson Mountains   1 comment

Tucson Mountains Panorama 3-blogGates Pass Area In The Tucson Mountains — Panorama by kenne (This panorama was created by merging three photos in Adobe Lightroom)

The road through the pass
is narrow with lots of curves
and no shoulders for the
many bikers going along the
crest of the Tucson Mountains.

Sunsets in the Sonoran Desert
at beautiful, especially when
viewed from Gates Pass after
spending the day at Old Tucson
or Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

— kenne

Art Transforms . . .   2 comments

Art Transforms blogArt Transforms — Computer Art by kenne

Art transforms us not with what it contains but with what it creates in us —
the constellation of interpretations, revelations, and emotional truths illuminated —
which, of course, is why the rise of the term “content” to describe creative output online
has been one of the most corrosive developments in contemporary culture.
A poem — or an essay, or a painting, or a song — is not its “content”;
it transforms us precisely by what cannot be contained, by what is received and interpreted.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

After The Fire   3 comments

Romero PoolsAfter The Fire — Computer Art by kenne

Fires destroy 
Fires renew
Opposites in
Need of
Each other.

After the fire
Comes the rain
Comes the sun
New life out of
Opposites.

Perception of
Opposites
Depends on 
The moment of
Experience.

Without experience
Moments
Are projected
As the perception
Of the other.

The other is the
Teacher w
ho meets the
Human need for a
Shared experience
Of being alive.

— kenne

For this Land   2 comments

The WaveThe Wave in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Images by kenne

For this land,The Wave (1 of 1)-2 blog
there must be

better leadership
for our tomorrows.

For this land,
there must be
protected lands
for the public.

For this land,
there must be
clean air 
for the eagles to fly.

For this land,
there must be 
protected heritage
for the Indians.

For this land,
there must be
sustainable development
for the desert west.

For this land,
there must be
environmental stewardship
for our children’s future. 

For this land,
there must be 
the union of
knowledge and wisdom.

— kenne

 

 

 

 

 

Leading Nature Walk In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 01-03-12 blogLeading Nature Walk In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

Sun Through The Trees   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 01-03-12 Dam Area blogSun Through the Trees Near Sabino Creek — Image by kenne

This is autumn by the creek
almost anything can happen.
This is where you will find
the first morning light,
little fish in small stagnant pools —
Do they sense time is running out?

— kenne

 

 

Mt. Lemmon Autumn Colors   Leave a comment

 Aspen Draw Fall Colors 2013-8364 blog II.jpgMt. Lemmon Autumn Colors — Image by kenne

I watch my every step on the trail
not willing to taste the dirt from another fall
on these Santa Catalina Mountains trails.

These mountains are a heaven worth having
where little is said when you are not listening
to the passing of another autumn season.

A gust of wind stirs-up the fallen leaves
one more time before the first snowfall
 covers the trails for the winter.

I thought I would hike this trail the last time
before returning to the desert trails
in search of new spiritual connections.

Now we seek to make it through the Holidays
with a family who tries as they may
to connect the disconnected one more time.

— kenne

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