Archive for the ‘Patio’ Category

Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

I wait for the moment
I’ll return to the trails
as I did for twelve years
beneath Tucson’s blue sky
in some world of youth
and springtime. Give me,
Powers of the Universe,
the springtime but
spare me the child.

— kenne

 

An Oldie But Goodie   1 comment

Patio Art (December 2005) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Pinwheel and windmill

Standing tall with the jade plant

In patio pot.

— kenne

Spring View Off The Patio   Leave a comment

Spring View Off The Patio (Palo Verdes Blooming) — Image by kenne

Bloomed Overnight   6 comments

Patio Cactus Blossom — Bloomed Overnight — Image by kenne

“Love. In the best of times, it is a dream. In the worst of times, a salvation.”

— from “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

Gambel’s Quail On Patio Wall   2 comments

Gambel’s Quail On Patio Wall — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Was relaxing at home
When an old friend comes calling
A timely visit.

Moments in time go
Something can not be explained
Making us connect.

— kenne

A New Year’s Eve Rainbow   Leave a comment

Yesterday’s Rainbow (December 31, 2021) — Image by kenne

What this rainbow didn’t have in color, it made up for it in brightness.

White-winged Dove   2 comments

White-winged Dove — Photo-Artistry by kenne

the dove sits and waits

till I leave the patio

still, the feeder waits

— kenne

A Wintery Morning In Tucson   1 comment

Northwest View from the Patio (Catalina Foothills) — Image by kenne

The clouds opened up just log enough to get this photo this morning. 

 

Patio Panorama Northwest View

The view now is solid gray.

Patio Panorama Southern View (Look carefully and you will see large Snowflakes)

So far we have receive about an inch of rain here in Tucson with Mt Lemmon getting 12 inches of snow.
We need the moisture after 2020 being the driest year on record.

— kenne

Potted Lemon Tree   1 comment

Patio Lemon Tree — Image by kenne

We have had a potted Meyer lemon plant on our patio for several years.
We fertilize and water it regularly. The record-setting desert heat this year 
has been rough on our small plant. Some of the lemons formed splits in the surface.
This is the first year we have experienced the splitting. In addition to the hotter
than normal temperatures, we have had a little over two inches of rain,
which is about four inches less than normal for this time of year.

This year we still have 15 lemons on the plant, which is not a lot for this plant.
A couple years back we harvested 55 lemons.

— kenne

Celestial Patio Sunset   1 comment

Celestial Patio Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Reflections are real

It’s reality that’s not

Artists make it real.

— kenne

The Cover Of My Body   1 comment

Relaxing After A Hike — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

“Ginger and Sorrow”

My skin is the cover of my body.
It keeps me bound to my surroundings.
It is the leather over my spine.
It is the silk over the corneas of my eyes.
Where I am hairless, at the lips and groin,
there is pinkness and vulnerability.
Despite a protective covering of horny skin,
there is no such problem with my fingers,
whose ridges and grooves are so gratifying
to both the lover and the criminologist.
I think perhaps the entire history
of me is here—viper of memory,
stab of regret, red light of oblivion.
Hell would be living without them.

— Henri Cole

 

Alamos Patio — Hacienda de los Santos   Leave a comment

Alamos Patio-72Alamos Patio (Hacienda de los Santos) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We share tequila

A dash of salt and lemon —

Love potion nectar.

— kenne

Mourning Dove In Nest   3 comments

Mourning Dove Image by kenne

Mourning Doves are primarily a bird of open country, scattered trees, and woodland edges, but large numbers roost in woodlots during winter. They feed on the ground in grasslands, agricultural fields, backyards, and roadsides.

They typically nest amid dense foliage on the branch of an evergreen, orchard tree, mesquite, cottonwood, or vine.  Unbothered by nesting around humans, Mourning Doves may even nest on gutters, eaves, light fixtures or abandoned equipment.

The male will bring nesting material to the female. She generally builds a very flimsy nest with no insulation. This one is atop a light fixture right outside our door.

— kenne

Patio Sunset, June 28, 2010   3 comments

First Patio Sunset Image June 2010 blogPatio Sunset, June 28, 2010 — Image by kenne
The first of many sunsets I have captured from our Tanuri Ridge patio.

Sunset # ***

How do you describe a sunset

when they’re all beautiful?

Yet, they are all different

and deserving of expression.

Try as I may,

words become redundant,

depleted of feeling,

left only with the silence

of nature’s best

at the end of the day —

Sunset # ***

— kenne

A Passing Butterfly   Leave a comment

Painted Lady-0414 blog IIPainted Lady Butterfly — Image by kenne

I gently rub
my beard
in deep thought
distracted only
by an occasional
butterfly
passing by
in the middle
of the day.

I savor
the moment
rubbing 
white whiskers
navigating through
mind droppings
reaching out
to catch 
a falling star.

The desert sky
bluer than the 
bluest of blues
a backdrop to
sun-scalded red
creating visuals
turning to words
honed by the soul
itching to be scratched.

— kenne

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