Archive for the ‘On The Road’ Category

Highway Politics In The South   1 comment

Political signs were a common sight on our August road trip, especially in Texas and the southeast.— Image by kenne

“You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun
is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political
or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Let Us Build Bridges   1 comment

Selma, Alabama is the Ninth Poorest City in Amarica Per Capital (August 10, 2021)
Selma Gave America the Right to Call Itself A Democracy

We still have many bridges to CROSS,
So come on ya’ll and LET US!

Let us start, Yes you and me
With a simple and easy decree,
To do something simple, EVERYDAY,
To uplift Ourselves and Our Families,
In small, Nugget-size Ways!

So,

When STONES are THROWN to Slay
Us ALL,
We Must, We WILL, We SHALL, build
bridges instead of walls!

And so,

We catch their stones and build
bridges of Respect and LOVE for
Ourselves, Our Families, and ALL
Communities who share this World!

We catch their stones and build 
bridges because, EVERYONE 
matters equally in the World!

— from “REFLECTING on Selma Alabama” by D. Olivia Jones

Last Day In Short Pump — Mission Accomplished   4 comments

Cayden, Audrey, Joy, Robin, and Cayla (August 15, 2021) — Images by kenne

With the arrival of Robin late afternoon on the 15th, we were able to spend time with all the Morris grandchildren —
missioned accomplished! This image captured the shared pleasure of all, especially that of grandma, Joy.

Cayla practicing her new found skill of tying bows

Kenne and Cayla in Backyard — Image by Joy

While spending time with the Morris’s, we were able to spend most of our time outside. When we were inside, we wore masks.

Cayden and Cayla

Children of the pandemic

Very accepting

— kenne

Celebrating Audrey’s 13th Birthday — A Photo-Essay   1 comment

Celebrating Granddaughter Audrey’s Birthday in Short Pump (August 14, 2021) Photo Essay by kenne
(Click on any image to see in a slideshow format.)

We planned our August road trip to be in the Richmond area for Audrey’s 13th birthday —
I collect moments.

— kenne

“I close my eyes
Only for a moment,
then the moment’s gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes, a curiosity

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground,
though we refuse to see

Now, don’t hang on
Nothing lasts forever
but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money
won’t another minute buy

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind.”

— Kerry Livgren, guitarist in the band Kansas

Visiting Family In Short Pump, Virginia — Photo-Essay   Leave a comment

Images by kenne (August 13-14, 2021)
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

We arrived in Short Pump in the late afternoon on August 13th, where we would spend the next three days with Jason and family. 

Short Pump is a suburb of Richmond, Virginia. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. 

This posting is the second of three that will be shared of our stay in Short Pump. 

Here’s a link to the first posting — https://kenneturner.com/2021/09/09/time-with-grandchildren-at-swimming-pool-a-photo-essay/

The older grandchildren will be part of the third in this series of three postings on our visit to Short Pump.

— kenne

Sullivan Island Beach Scene   1 comment

Sullivan’s Island Beach — Photo-Artistry by kenne

"Let me disclose the gifts reserved for age
   To set a crown upon your lifetime's effort. 
   First, the cold friction of expiring sense
Without enchantment, offering no promise 
   But bitter tastelessness of shadow fruit 
   As body and soul begin to fall asunder.
Second, the conscious impotence of rage 
   At human folly, and the laceration 
   Of laughter at what ceases to amuse.
And last, the rending pain of re-enactment 
   Of all that you have done, and been; the shame
   Of motives late revealed, and the awareness
Of things ill done and done to others' harm
   Which once you took for exercise of virtue."

-- T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets


US Coast Guard Historic District   2 comments

Sullivan’s Island Life-Saving Station (August 12, 2021) — Images by kenne

The United States Life Saving Service, USLSS, was conceived out of a dire need for a lifesaving network.
Until 1878, the only source for those in trouble at sea were lighthouse keepers, volunteers,
and private vessels that happened to be nearby.

 

Charleston Snapshots   Leave a comment

Charleston (August 11, 2021) — Snapshots by kenne
(Click On Any Image for Slideshow)

 

Savannah Skyline   Leave a comment

Savannah Hotel Room Images (Auguat 11, 2021)

Time With Grandchildren At Swimming Pool — A Photo Essay   2 comments

Images by kenne (August 14, 2021) — Click On Any Image To See In Slideshow Format.

After spending time driving and sightseeing in the southeast (as COVID-19 was spiking through the area)
we made it to Richmond, VA, where we spent time with family (Jason, April, Cayden, Cayla, Audrey, and Robin).
This was our first opportunity to spend time with
our new grandchildren Cayla and Cayden.

— kenne

On The Road: Somewhere In West Texas   2 comments

On The Road: Somewhere In West Texas — Image by kenne

many miles from home
on the road in west Texas
our August road trip

— kenne

Charleston: On The Waterfront   1 comment

Charleston: Little Sailboat Rental Area On The Waterfront (View from our hotel) — Image by kenne

Charleston Hilton Hotel Waterfront (August  12, 2021)– Image by kenne

Posted September 6, 2021 by kenneturner in Information, On The Road, Photography

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Nature Photographer On Sullivan’s Island   2 comments

Nature Photographer On Sullivan’s Island Beach, South Carolina (August 12, 2021) — Image by kenne

Savannah City Market   Leave a comment

Savannah City Market (Late Afternoon, August 10, 2021) — Image by kenne

Dinner in Savannah, Cafe at City Market (August 10,2021) — image by kenne

a waiter on the run
a wanderer, not the law
nice conversation

— kenne

On The Streets Of Savannah   Leave a comment

On The Streets of Savannah — Image by kenne

down and out in Savannah
people passing by Sorry Charlie’s
probably don’t know the name
of the man sleeping on the bench
where customers will wait for dinner
at Savannah’s premier oyster bar.

hard times on Savannah streets
an armrest for a pillow
knowing little about the man
with a bandage hand, broken angle
a bottle of water on the ground
near a cap and sunglasses

there is some tragic irony
of a homeless man sleeping
on the street outside 

Sorry Charlie’s Oster Bar
in the historic Gibbins Building
in the Ellis Square neighborhood

— kenne

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