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Loneliest Highway   Leave a comment

US 50 (1 of 1)-15-72“Loneliest Highway,” US 50 In Nevada — Image by kenne

“Nothing is more real than nothing.”

— Samuel Beckett 

“Rainbow Mountains”   Leave a comment

Nevada HWY 50-Edit-1-art-2-blog“Rainbow Mountains” (On the Road In Nevada) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sediment rock layers
Create an earthly rainbow
Puffs of clouds drift by.

— kenne

Old Buildings — Virginia City   2 comments

Old Virginia City Buildings-Edit-4-art-blog-2Old Buildings, Virginia City, Nevada — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Window Of The Past   1 comment

Window Edit-1-Art-BlogWindow Of The Past — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Window of the past
Weathered by sun, wind, and rain
A patch here and there.

–kenne

 

Red Rock Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Red Rock Canyon Panorama blogRed Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Panorama by kenne

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is an easy 15-mile drive west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Located in the Mojave Desert with a beautiful desert landscape, but as a resident of the Sonoran Desert, I find the Mojave Desert very harsh.  Like most deserts, the higher elevations are much more diverse in plant and animal life. This image was taken near the Visitors Center. A one-way paved loop road, 13 miles long, provides vehicle access to many of the features in the area and to more challenging primitive roads.

— kenne

Leopold Point   4 comments

 

Hiking group (1 of 1)-6 blog framedHikers at Leopold Point signing, JOY, to my wife who is recovering from surgery — thanks for the kindness. (June 24, 2016)
— Images by kenne

Leopold Point

We hike the Catalina trials
around bid boulders
under the giant ponderosas
opening to fern meadows.

We reach the ridge
above the pine tops
sharing our unceasing
love for the splendid views.

We are nature enthusiasts
devoted to nurturing our senses
connecting more deeply
with life’s experiences.

We follow the trial
to Leopold Point
a special place to sit
in group solidarity.

We chatter away
while being mindful
to capture a moment
in brief solitude.

We have learned
the value of moment
by moment awareness
in connecting to nature.

— kenne

Click on any of the following tiled images to see in a slideshow format.

“Now, more than ever, we need nature as a balancing agent.” 

— Richard Louv

US 50, The Loneliest Highway, Revisited   Leave a comment

US 50 (1 of 1)-16 blogUS 50, The Loneliest Highway, Revisited — Image by kenne

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

— Ansel Adams

Small Town USA In Black and White   2 comments

Small Town B&W (1 of 1) blogSmall Town USA — Image by kenne

“The people feel and look the same,
like they’ve settled here even though
they know there’s something more-
something better-
just beyond where they are.

— Courtney Summers

Pit Stop   1 comment

Pit Stop (1 of 1) Art blogPit Stop — Image by kenne

Through the branches
hesitant,
went a maiden
who was life.
Through the branches
hesitant,
she caught the day’s reflection
in  a little mirror:
the glow of her limpid brow.
Through   the branches
hesitant.
Over the shadows
she went astray,
weeping dewdrops,
the captive of time.
Through the branches
hesitant.

“Captive” by Federico Garcia Lorca

Geological Strata   2 comments

Layer Mountains (1 of 1) blogGeological Strata Along US 50 In Nevada (Loving the contrast!) — Image by kenne

“What counts is to be in the world, the posture is immaterial, so long as one is on earth.
To breathe is all that is required, there is no obligation to ramble, or receive company,
you may even believe yourself dead on condition you make no bones about it,
what more liberal regimen could be imagined, I don’t know, I don’t imagine.
No pomt under such circumstances in saying I am somewhere else, someone else,
such as I am I have all I need to hand, for to do what, I don’t know, all I have to do,
there I am on my own again at last, what a relief that must be. Yes, there are moments,
like this moment, when I seem almost restored to the feasible. Then it goes, all goes,
and I’m far again, with a far story again, I wait for me afar for my story to begin, to end,
and again this voice cannot be mine. That’s where I’d go, if I could go,
that’s who I’d be, if I could be.”

–from Texts for Nothing by Samuel Beckett

The Loneliest Highway In America — Photo Essay I   4 comments

US Hwy 50 has the reputation of being the “Loneliest Highway in America, especially between the cities Ely and Reno in Nevada. On August 23rd we left Laughlin, Nevada on our way to Great Basin National Park and Ely. Once exiting I-15 north of Las Vegas on to US Hwy 93, we learned that this stretch of highway is also the loneliest highway, which could probably be said of most highways in Nevada. Here are a few of the images taken along one of the loneliest highways.

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Loneliest Road (1 of 1) blogThe Loneliest Highway — Images by kenne

Red Rock Canyon Panoramas II   2 comments

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Red Rock Canyon (1 of 1) blogRed Rock Canyon Panoramas by kenne

The scenic wildfire

Doesn’t diminish beauty

At red rock canyon.

— kenne

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