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Hiking Cathedral Rock   9 comments

Cathedral Rock Trail, Sedona, Arizona — Images by kenne

“This is a short 0.7 mile but strenuous trail which quickly rises 608 feet in elevation. The midsection of the trail
has a near vertical segment which requires climbing.  The trail is well marked and many hikers can be found
using the trail.  The trail traverses the east side of the mountain and thus the hike is better taken in the
afternoon so one is hiking in the shade. On the top, there is a narrow plateau with steep slopes on each side.
The width is about that of a wide sidewalk and several stones are perfect for sitting. One can enjoy the view if
not afraid of the heights.” 
Source: Sedona Hiking Trails

Sedona Area Panorama   2 comments

Sedona Area Panorama (Red Rock Country) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Our continual mistake is that we do not

concentrate upon the present day, the

actual hour, of our life: we live in the past

or in the future; we are continually expecting

the coming of some special moment when

our life will unfold itself in its full significance.

And we do not notice that life is flowing life

water through our fingers.

— Father Alexander Elchaninov 

Cathedral Rock   Leave a comment

Cathedral Rock — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Cathedral Rock is a natural sandstone butte on the Sedona skyline
and one of the most-photographed sights in Arizona. — Source: Wikipedia

Sedona Red Rock Country   4 comments

Sedona Red Rock Country — Panorama by kenne

“In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.”

Blues Project Revisited   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKen & Mary’s Blues Project with Ashton Savoy & The Moe Hansum Band (10/18/02) — Image by kenne

 

Kenneth and Mary Harris produced house concerts for family and friends

for over two decades in the piney woods of East Texas — 

 

“House concerts are our life

House concerts are our everything

House concerts give us joy

House concerts keep us happy

House concerts keep us dancing.”

— kenne

 

 

Deserts Come and Deserts Go   Leave a comment

Red Rock Country Panorama (1 of 1)-72Three Image Merge (Sedona, Arizona) — Panorama by kenne

Deserts Come and Deserts Go

Is it a desert, only time will tell,
a landscape between heaven and hell.
Every ten thousand years or so,
the ice will come, the ice then will go.

In one place the ocean throws water across the land,
another place flowers beyond numbers to count grow.
In time, only a desert will tell,
the span between heaven and hell.

— Phillip Camitses

 

Red Rock Country   Leave a comment

Red Rock Country blogRed Rock Country, Sedona, Arizona — Image by kenne

what good is beauty
without human connections —
existential thought

— kenne

Magritte Clouds Over Cathedral Rock   1 comment

blacketts-ridge-9876-cathedral-rock-blogCathedral Rock in the Santa Catalina Mountains

Cathedral Rock blogCathedral Rock in the Sedona Verde Valley

In a Magritte sky
clouds formed
from the smoke
of a stemmed pipe
one sunkissed on
Catalina peaks
the other an
Upflow Vortex
each a cathedral rock
named in history
remaining covered
invoking mystery
concealing nothing.

— kenne

“We are surrounded by curtains. 
We only perceive the world 
behind a curtain of semblance. 
At the same time, 
an object needs to be covered 
in order to be recognized at all.”

– René Magritte

Ladybug Party Time   3 comments

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12“It’s Ladybug Party Time” — Image by kenne

Ladybug party.

The host plant appears to move.

Can you count them all?

— kenne

A Day In The West   1 comment

Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-2 Joy blogJoy and tour guide, Richie.Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-5 blogA Day in the West Jeep Tour (June 15, 2016) Images by kenne

During our recent brief stay in Sedona, Jill, James, Joy and I went on a two hour jeep tour behind Thunder Mountain. I used James as an excuse to finally get Joy out on a back-country jeep tour. Considering that Joy was still recovering from surgery, she did quite well.

The ride was a joy with Joy!

— kenne

Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-3 Panorama blogPanorama Taken On Jeep Tour by kenne

 

Two Nuns at The Chapel of The Holy Cross   2 comments

Chapel of the Holy Cross (1 of 1)-2 Two Nuns blogTwo Nuns Red Rock Formation at The Chapel of The Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Two Red Rock Nuns

Looking at the two red rock pillars
with shades of red forming lines
shaded by the late afternoon sun.

The hump-backed moon rises
over the nuns distorted faces —
smeared red lips not desiring.

Centuries of decay at their feet
delivered by tears of benevolence
a token of good will everlasting.

A sky so blue, not to be bought
by any painter at any human price —
isn’t that, after all, left to the gods.

— kenne

 

Sedona Red Rock Country Panorama #3   Leave a comment

Mini Masa Vortex Sunrise (1 of 1) Panorama blogView South from Mini Masa Vortex at Sunrise (June 15, 2016) — Image by kenne

I am

earth blessed

feeling

the energy run

through

my very soul.

— kenne (5-7-5)

Sedona Vortex Morning   Leave a comment

Sunrise (1 of 1) blog

Vortex (1 of 1)-2 blog II

Vortex (1 of 1)-3 blog

Sedona Vortex Morning (June 15, 2016) — Images by kenne

Birds singing

Sedona daylight

Coffee at Starbucks

On the path

Twisted juniper trees

Mini masa vortex

Feeling the energy

Intensifying the moment.

— kenne

 

 

Sedona Red Rock Country Panorama #2   Leave a comment

Red Rock Panorama (1 of 1)-4 blogSedona Red Rock Country Panorama #2 (June 14, 2016)– Image by kenne

Blue afternoon sky

Against the red rocks of earth

Beautiful picture.

— kenne

Sedona Sunrise Panorama From Airport Rock   4 comments

Sedona Panorama_blogSedona Sunrise Panorama (June 15, 2016) — iPhone image by kenne

This panorama was taken atop airport rock, one of four main vortexes located in Sedona. It’s just a short walk up from the road leading to the airport.

On this particular morning, I was there at 5:30am MST. Although I captured several images with my Nikon cameras, this is a panorama taken with my iPhone 6. The energy I was able to take in yesterday morning is still with me.

I spent about an hour on the rock. The man standing panorama right was there when I arrived and still standing when I left. You don’t have to be at one of the four main vortexes to feel the energy found in the Sedona community. Still, many people visiting Sedona are not able to ride the vortex path — some are energy receptacles, some are not.

— kenne

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