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Boy Painting In The Woods   Leave a comment

Art Student (1 of 1)-Edit-4-art-72-2“Boy Painting In The Woods” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I’ve often lost myself,
in order to find the burn
that keeps everything awake”

― Federico García-Lorca

Impressionist Oil Painter In Sabino Canyon — II   Leave a comment

Ken Requard-2-Edit-2-art-72-2Ken Requard Painting In Sabino Canyon (Kenrequard.com) — Photo-Artistry be kenne

This is the second posting on Ken’s painting in Sabino Canyon, the first was last Friday (March 1, 2019). What a perfect time of year to be painting in Sabino Canyon, especially creek scenes.

“I find my inspiration in the created world but it is just a starting point on the journey of creating art. I am excited to find the inner essence of a place or a moment in time and then apply my own emotions. It is exciting to see the right shapes, colors and values come together. Each element in a painting (a shape with value and color) is like a note in music. In a pleasing musical composition, there are just the right number and type of notes in the right arrangement.” — Ken Requard  

Show Announcement & Reception Show Announcement & Reception 

Sonoran Plein Air Painters and Rillito Park Foundation Present:
“Off to the Races Art Show”

March 2nd-March 19th 

Impressionist Oil Painter In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Ken Requard-4-Edit-3-art-72Impressionist Oil Painter In Sabino Canyon Near Sabino Creek (Ken Requard) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everything on the face of the earth
is constantly being transformed
Because the Earth is alive and has a Soul.

— Paulo Coelho

 

December Fall Colors Along Sabino Creek   1 comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13December Fall Colors Along Sabino Creek — Images by kenne

None desert colors
Life is all about contrasts
Neither here or there.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Cottonwood: Diversity Near The Creek   Leave a comment

Cottonwood Tree In Fall Color -blogSabino Canyon Cottonwood: Diversity Near The Creek — Image by kenne

it’s leaf-peeper time
for desert trees near water
turning sun colors

light up cloudy days
early signs of spring colors
buds on brittlebush

thinking of poems
I walk collecting images
I may never use

nature’s distinction
a wild garden made of time
rhythm of cycles

the trails are narrow
filled with echoes of past steps
now sounds of silence

floating gray clouds pass
still, light shines through the shadows
as twisting leaves fall

 two young girls passed by
visitors from the cold north
loose-breasted sun nymphs

time has moved by fast
in need of a time machine
bygone days are gone

— kenne

Father and Sons — A Life Teaching Moment   2 comments

Sabino Creek - father & sons (1 of 1)art blogFather and Sons In Sabino Creek — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A life teaching moment.

Spring Break at Sabino Creek   Leave a comment

Spring Break at Sabino Creek-1566- blog IISpring Break at Sabino Creek — Image by kenne

Children enjoy their
Spring break at Sabino creek
I turn and go back.

— kenne

Water In The Canyon II   Leave a comment

Sabino Creek-1265 blogWater In The Canyon II — Image by kenne

Spring temps near eighty
Icy cold water flows —
Swarms of new insects.

— kenne

Three Panoramas of Water Running In Sabino Creek   Leave a comment

 Panorama Above The Dam- blogAbove the Dam

Panorama at The Dam --2 blogWater Flowing Over The Dam

Panorama at The Dam Bridge-2 blogCreek Flow At The Dam Low-Water Crossing
Three Panoramas of Water Running In Sabino Creek, the First Time in Months — Images by kenne

 

January In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

January 1st Colors- blogJanuary In Sabino Canyon (View from the Bluff Trail, January 1, 2018) — Panorama by kenne

 

Sun Through The Trees   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 01-03-12 Dam Area blogSun Through the Trees Near Sabino Creek — Image by kenne

This is autumn by the creek
almost anything can happen.
This is where you will find
the first morning light,
little fish in small stagnant pools —
Do they sense time is running out?

— kenne

 

 

Creek Reflections   Leave a comment

Sky Above Water Below blog IICreek Reflections — Computer Art by kenne

Sky above,

water below,

or is it

the other way around —

it’s your call

in our upside-down

world.

— kenne

Children, A Stream And Connecting With Nature   Leave a comment

Boy & Girl By Stream-1116_ art blogChildren, a Stream, and Connecting with Nature — Computer Art by kenne

A picture may seem not what it is.
Two teens may appear more interested in a
phone than a stream slowly passing at their feet.

Like most images, it’s up to the viewer
to place it in some element of their reality.
Put in the contact the image was taken,

the teens are sharing pictures taken in
my iPhone photography class where they

learn to connect the eye, to the mind, to the heart.

— kenne

Sabino Creek Above The Dam   1 comment

Sabino Creek above the Dam-1326 blogSabino Creek Above The Dam — Image by kenne

Desert Oasis
Shaded escape from the heat —
Nature’s waterhole.

Sometimes drying up
Before the monsoon season —
Desert high and dry.

— kenne

Predator And Prey   1 comment

On Thursday of this past week, Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists were teaching two first grade classes about predator and prey in a program we call “Now You See It.” My responsibility for the month of April is to coordinate the Thursday schedule with the teachers. Once the children are in the canyon, my job is one of “managing by walking around.”

While in the riparian area near the creek and dam I could hear a nearby cooper’s hawk. Following the sound, I spotted him on a dead limb high above the creek where he had caught a small bird. What a “real time” example of predator and prey for the day’s lesson. What follows are images and a video of the encounter, which I shared with the children.

— kenne

(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Cooper’s Hawk Images and Video by kenne

Predator And Prey — Cooper’s Hawk

The varying modes of flight exhibited by our diurnal birds of prey
have always been to me a subject of great interest,
especially as by means of them I have found myself enabled
to distinguish one species from another,
to the farthest extent of my power of vision.

— John James Audubon

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