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Sycamore Canyon   1 comment

Sycamore Canyon-Edit-2-blogSycamore Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

In a tangle of cliffs I chose a place — 
Bird paths, but no trails for men.
What’s beyond the yard?
White clouds clinging to vague rocks.
Now I’ve lived here—how many years —
Again and again, spring and winter pass.
Go tell families with silverware and cars
“What the use of all the noise and money?”

— Gary Snyder

Early Morning Light Highlights Fall on Mt. Lemmon   3 comments

WILDFLOWER ART-2-blogEarly Morning Light on Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Beneath a yellow fading tree,
As red suns light thee, Autumn-morn,
In wildest rapture let me see
The sweets that most thy charms adorn.

O while my eye the landscape views,
What countless beauties are display’d;
What varied tints of nameless hues, —
Shades endless melting into shade.

— from “Autumn” by John Clare

Mushroom Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Mushroom Photo-Artistry by kenne

Perhaps nothing about a person is more potent,
and also more arbitrary, than the person’s name.

— Susan Sontag

Come With Me   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Panorama(View from Blacketts Ridge- blog.jpgSabino Canyon as Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Come with me to Blackett’s Ridge
To hike a rocky switch-back trail.
A deep gorge designates the end
Overlooking converging canyons. 
White clouds hang from a blue sky.
Now we wait for the sun to go down
When we will return to the trailhead
Under the light of the harvest moon.

— kenne

“Ooh, It Makes Me Wonder”   4 comments

hiking-1-of-1-2-blogIf There’s A Heaven . . . — Image by kenne

A detour off the trail

Slower hikers miss the turn,

A stairway to heaven.

“Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.”

— 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

Santa Catalina Mountains — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Clouds over the Catalinas (1 of 1)-Edit-art blogSanta Catalina Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

TO THE TUNE ‘A FLOATING CLOUD CROSSES
ENCHANTED MOUNTAIN’

Every morning I get up
Beautiful as the Goddess
Of love ib Enchanted Mountain.
Every night I go to bed
seductive as Yang Kuei-fei,
The imperial concubine.
My slender waist and thighs
Are exhausted and weak
From a night of cloud dancing.
But my eyes are still lewd,
And my cheeks are flushed.
My old wet nurse combs
My cloud-like hair.
My lover, fragrant as incense,
Adjusts my jade hairpins, and
Draws on my silk stockings
Over my feet and legs
Perfumed with orchids;
And once again we fall over
Overwhelmed with passion.

— Huang Ho

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