Archive for the ‘Quote’ Category

Hawk In Mesquite Tree   Leave a comment

Cooper’s Hawk in Mesquite Tree — Painting by kenne

“For those of us who portray wildlife . . . our decision to persist in our quest for excellence is almost always based
on a love affair,
a fascination with the creatures of our planet, and a need to share this feeling the best way we know how.”

— Bob Kuhn (Wildlife Artist, One of the Tucson 7)

Dragonfly Glow   Leave a comment

Dragonfly Glow — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“When one person suffers from a delusion,
it is called insanity.
When many people suffer from a delusion
it is called a Religion.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:
An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig

Memphis Blues   Leave a comment

Memphis Blues — Image by kenne

I was always drawn to the roots music, bluegrass, blues, early rock – Sun Records, Elvis [Presley].
And I still love that music to this day. Memphis never gets the credit.
It’s much more musically rich than Nashville ever will be.
Nashville manufactured that hokey-hillbilly image way back.

–Steve Young

 

 

Abandoned Cars   Leave a comment

Abandoned Cars In The Black Mountains Near Oatman, Arizona (12/27/2012) — Image by kenne
 

“The difference between a good mechanic and a bad one, like the difference between a good mathematician and a bad one,
is precisely this ability to select the good facts from the bad ones on the basis of quality.

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

Black Mountains Highway   Leave a comment

Black Mountains Highway Into The Sunset In Northwest Arizona — Image by kenne

“And soon it is nothing but beautiful warmth and wind and speed and sun down the empty road.
Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.”

— from Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Hummingbird Art   1 comment

Hummingbird Art by kenne

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” 

— Rumi

Cactus Blossoms On October Morning Walk   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossoms On My Morning Walk (October 28, 2022) — Images by kenne

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower, clearly our whole life would change.”

Budda

Tucson Sunset Clouds   Leave a comment

Tucson Sunset Clouds — Panorama by kenne

“Clouds come floating into my life,

no longer to carry rain or usher storm,

but to add color to my sunset sky.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

Western Tiger Swallowtail   Leave a comment

Western Tiger Swallowtail — Image by kenne

To each of man’s ages

the Lord gives its own anxieties

— Paulo Coelho

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Mixed Art   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Mixed Art by kenne

If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied,
then forget it, now.
Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it.
Focus only on the moments
when you achieved what you desired,
and that strength will help you
to get what you want.

— Paulo Coelho

After All Is Exhausted, Nature Remains   Leave a comment

Sunset — Image by kenne

After you have exhausted what there is
in business, politics, conviviality, and so on –
have found that none of these finally satisfy,
or permanently wear – what remains?
Nature remains.”

— Walt Whitman

Sleepy Orange & Dainty Sulphur Butterflies   Leave a comment

Sleepy Orange & Dainty Sulphur Butterflies On Narrow-leaf Aster Wildflowers (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

“And anyway, what is the difference between self-knowledge and self-obsession?
One encourages a defeat of the ego, the other encourages a feeding of the ego.
One a deeper experience of connection to ourselves, which enables a more 
nourishing connection to others. The other, disdain for the deeper needs of the self,
which leads to disdain of others.”

— from On Connection by Kae Tempest

Arizona Sunset   Leave a comment

Mountains of Southeast Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Arizona – Land of extremes. Land of contrasts. Land of surprises. Land of contradictions.”

Lesser Goldfinch   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch — Image by kenne

“They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.”

— Pablo Picasso
 
 

Mined If I Squzze In   Leave a comment

Three White-winged Doves with a Mourning Dove Trying to Hold On for Dear Life at the Same Feeder — Image by kenne

Greet each man with words of love
And peace,
And a dove will be placed
On an olive tree.

— from Peace of Man Suzy Kassem

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