Archive for the ‘Quote’ 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

Chasing Life’s Horizons   Leave a comment

Hiking Rock Creek Trail (August 6, 2006) — Images by kenne

Chasing Life’s Horizons

Ain’t nothing better

than hiking through

a window in the sky —

the air is fresh,

the sky is blue,

a magical mystery

in a world of horizons

far as the eye can see.

Chased by every hiker,

a vision soon left behind

only to be replaced

by another, another 

magical mystery.

— kenne

Rock Creek is a beautiful Eastern Sierra backcountry canyon in the John Muir Wilderness (Jerry, George, and Kenne, August 6, 2006)

“Art is the funnel, as it were, through which spirit is poured into life.”

― Thomas Mann

Kenne Squared   Leave a comment

Kenne Squared — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“All that is transitory is but a metaphor.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mt. Lemmon Columbine   1 comment

Mt. Lemmon Columbine — Image by kenne 

I hold no preference among flowers,

so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.

— Edward Abbey

Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush   1 comment

Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush — Image by kenne

Love is like wildflowers;
It’s often found in the most unlikely places.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“What am I doing this for?”     Leave a comment

Sand Morning Glory, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina (August 12, 2021) — Image by kenne

We do not need to know ‘how’ or ‘where,’

but there is one question

that we  should all ask whenever we start anything:

“What am I doing this for?”

— Paulo Coelho

Cut Saguaro Ten Years Out   3 comments

I took this image in September 2011 while on my first Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) nature walk. 
I was so appalled that someone cut off the top of this young (probably 35-40 years old) saguaro cactus.

Sadly, over the years, I have frequently seen this type of vandalism.

This Image, taken July 27, 2021, illustrates the resiliency of nature. — Image by kenne

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns,
so that each small piece of her fabric reveals
the organization of the entire tapestry.

— Richard Feynman

 

Road Trip — Leaving Savannah For Charleston   1 comment

Leaving Savannah For Charleston (August 12, 2021) — Image by kenne

“I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt.

The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”

― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Texas Ranger (Purple Sage) Blossoming   Leave a comment

Texas Ranger (Purple Sage) Blossoming in Tanuri Ridge after Recent Monsoon Rains — Image by kenne

“Where I was raised a woman’s word was law.

I ain’t quite outgrowed that yet.”

from Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

Hiking To The Sierra Nevada Mountain Lakes — Flashback   Leave a comment

Hiking to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Lakes. (August 2006) Image by kenne

Life must be lived moment by moment.

Each moment carries a message,

a lesson for us.

— David K. Reynolds

Bee On Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Bee On Goldeneye — Image by kenne

“We are plants which—

whether we like to admit it to ouselves or not—

must with our roots rise out of the earth

in order to bloom in the ether and to bear fruit.”

— from Works by Johann Peter Hebel

“Night Skies”   Leave a comment

“Night Skies” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“You never master the art of photography.

You always just strive to get better.”

— kenne

 

Cactus Wren   1 comment

Cactus Wren — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Photography comes from the moment

existing at the time it was created.”

— kenne

Joy’s Birthday Dinner — July 24th   Leave a comment

A rainy monsson birthday. A little bit of a lull on the way to Joy’s birthday dinner.

Joy and Kenne outside the Wild Garlic Resturant — Images by kenne

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.
It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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