Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

A Walk In The Woods   1 comment

Aspen Trail -- 10-22-12Autumn On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Nature 
by Henry David Thoreau

O Nature! I do not aspire
To be the highest in thy choir, –
To be a meteor in thy sky,
Or comet that may range on high;
Only a zephyr that may blow
Among the reeds by the river low;
Give me thy most privy place
Where to run my airy race.

In some withdrawn, unpublic mead
Let me sigh upon a reed,
Or in the woods, with leafy din,
Whisper the still evening in:
Some still work give me to do, –
Only – be it near to you!

For I’d rather be thy child
And pupil, in the forest wild,
Than be the king of men elsewhere,
And most sovereign slave of care;
To have one moment of thy dawn,
Than share the city’s year forlorn. 

Wild Cotton Still-Life — A Place To Start   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Oct. 1, 2012Wild Cotton Still-Life by kenne

A place to start

look at you
kenne g
you have taken multi-tasking to a fault

you need to be
more focused
uncomplicated

this is what they tell me
information is good
opinion
music
poetry
photo art
all are good

but, you are inexorable

demurred, I say
I do what I do
because I can

maybe you can’t,
you’re the problem
not me

all things are connected
not an isolated island
I choose to stay linked
open secret places
plant seeds
harvest thoughts
bucket ideas

but, you discard mind droppings

I mix and match
generating energy
to form inspiration

feel the heat
see the stream
it’s all shit

the shit sits
generating food
for tomorrow’s ideas
powering the music
stand up and dance
when I’m not here
there will be a place to start

but, you can add to my pile

— kenne

(I wrote this poem November 2008 in response to being told that my blog needed to focus on one thing like photography, music, poetry, or art not many things — advice not taken.)

 

I Feel A Change Coming On   1 comment

Kenne Profile-4667 blogSelf Portrait (October 26, 2017)

I feel a change coming on
in the world of ideas,
where life is lived. 

Where is there to go
when ideas become
tingled-up in news?

News has become so
ill-fitting to my life of ideas
that life is rendered absurd.

Change will bring upon
a new purpose, adapting 
to new spatial parameters.

More space in life provides 
room for meaning, not 
the removal of the absurd.

Life is absurd, therefore seek
not to remove the absurd,
for meaning is rooted in it.

— kenne

Butterfly In A Dark Dream   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail-3254 art blogButterfly In A Dark Dream — Grunge At by kenne

In the fall I think of butterflies.
In my dreams, they are dark
posing among my thoughts.
I work to remember the impossible
by leaning toward and away
as a butterfly seems to.

— kenne

 

Skipper Haihu   3 comments

Butterfly-0255-2 blog framedSkipper  — Image by kenne

I’m not sure what kind
Safe to say it’s a skipper —
Tell me if you know.

— kenne

 

Indian Window On The Desert Southwest   Leave a comment

Painted Desert Inn-0093-2 art II blogDesert Southwest (Painted Desert) — Computer Painting by kenne

The water that came last winter is long gone.
“Female rain,” it’s called in Navajo:
the gentle, furtive rains that fall from
overcast skies between November and March….
What we’re waiting for now is male rain.
Big, booming, wait-till-your-father-gets-home cloudbursts
that bully up from Mexico and threaten to rip the sky.

— from Making Peace by Barbara Kingsolver

Learning About Nature Is Fun!   2 comments

Park Ranger and Kid-0108 blogPark Ranger and Kid at Mesa Verde National Park — Image by kenne

During our recent visit to Mesa Verde National Park, I watched a Park Ranger at a demo table doing something we as naturalists do at Sabino Canyon to education visitors to the canyon — couldn’t pass up taking a photo and watching the child’s reaction.

Wild for the Wilderness (1 of 1)-67-2 blogSabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist at Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) programs and nature demonstrations start in October.

— kenne

“Children the world over have a right to a childhood filled with beauty, joy, adventure, and companionship.
They will grow toward ecological literacy if the soil they are nurtured in is rich with experience, love, and good examples.”

— Alan Dyer

 

 

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