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Duck Above The Sabino Dam   1 comment

Mallard Duck-72Mallard Duck in the Water Above the Sabino Dam — Image by kenne

Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre.

— Philip Roth

Raven — The Town Cryer   Leave a comment

Raven-Art-blog“The Town Cryer” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Poetry is read by the lovers of poetry
and heard by some move they coax to the cafe
or the district library for a bifocal reading.
Lovers of poetry may total a million people
on the whole planet. Fewer than the players of skat.

— from “The Instrument” by Les Murray

I’ll Take My Spring On The Rocks   1 comment

The Shape of Water“I’ll Take My Spring On the Rocks” (Sabino Creek near the dam.) — Image by kenne

“When you sit in silence long enough,
you learn that silence has a motion.

It glides over you without shape or form,
exactly like water. 
Its color is silver.
And silence has a sound you hear
only after hours of wading inside it.

The sound is soft,
like flute notes rising up,
like the words of glass speaking.

Then there comes a point
when you must shatter
the blindness of its words,
the blindness of its light.”

― Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Solitude — “I’ll Take Mine On The Rocks!”   1 comment

Sabino Dam-02-12-14-0027-blog“Spring On The Rocks” (Sabino Creek near the dam.) — Image by kenne

“When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion.
It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water.
Its color is silver.
And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it.
The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking.
Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words,
the blindness of its light.”

― Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Reflections   Leave a comment

water-above-the-dam-0612-art-blogReflections — Image by kenne

Tell me what you see.

It may not be what you think.

Water reflections.

— kenne

Winter Rains And High Water   1 comment

sabino-dam-0322-blogWinter Rains and High Water Over The Sabino Dam — Image by kenne

Now you see it, now you don’t is a good way of describing water in the desert. Just three weeks ago there was no water coming over the dam in Sabino Canyon. We had about an inch over the weekend with much more up in the mountains that will continue to cause flow over the dam for a while now.  

 

A Morning Delight Above The Sabino Dam   1 comment

hookers-evening-primrose-0159-3-art-blogHooker’s Evening Primrose (December 12, 2016) — Image by kenne

It has been warmer than average for this time of year.
Except for a few small pools of water, Sabino Creek is dry.
Yet, above the  Sabino Dam, a bee and I found this lone
Hooker’s Evening Primrose — a very pleasant surprise.

— kenne

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