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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.”

Oak Creek Bridge   4 comments

Oak Creek Bridge North of Sedona, Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

And Then

The labyrinths
that time creates
vanish.

(Only the desert
remains.)

The heart,
fountain of desire,
vanishes.

(Only the desert
remains.)

The illusion
of dawn and kisses
vanish.

Only the desert
remains.
Undulating desert.
The illusion
of dawn and kisses
vanish.

Only the desert
remains.
Undulating desert.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

 

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

Sedona Panorama   Leave a comment

Sedona Panorama blogSedona, Arizona Panorama — Image by kenne

There’s a special vortex in Sedona for John McCain. May he rest in peace. — kenne

 

Posted August 25, 2018 by kenneturner in Arizona, Information, Sedona

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Passing Through Sedona On Way To Monumant Valley   1 comment

Sedona Snapshots (April 22, 2018) by kenne

A week ago today we began a short trip that would take us to several places we have been before, the exception being Monument Valley in the Navajo Nation. Heading north on I-10, we took I-17 north to Flagstaff out of Pheinox with a little detour over to Sedona and the Oak Creek Canyon. After a brief stop in Sedona, we began the beautiful drive on the twisting Oak Creek Canyon 89A highway.

Our next stop was Flagstaff, just long enough to top off the gas tank, before heading on the Tuba City located in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Nation, where we planned to spend the night and check out the old Tuba City Trading Post.

— kenne

New Age Technology –Existential Tragicomedy   2 comments

New Age Technology blogNew Age Technology (Women in Sedona Using a Drone to Take Selfies.)– Computer Art by kenne

At nature’s vortex
three women capture selfies —
irrational state?

The spiritual
and technology transcend —
tragicomedy.

In creative acts,
essence of being human,
we are what we are.

— 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

 

Sedona Moonscape — Grunge Art   2 comments

Sedona Moonscape(1 of 1)-5 grunge blogSedona Moonscape — Grunge Art by kenne

Sedona moonscape

three hot air balloons drifting

up, up and away!

— kenne

Tlaquepaque Count Yard In The Late Afternoon   2 comments

Tlaquepaque (1 of 1) blogOne of the  Tlaquepaque Count Yards In The Late Afternoon, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts in Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

So hear the tones of cedar flow,

Reminding us from place afar,

A gift of art from Navaho,

a sea of sound — a reservoir. 

The breathy notes pushed from the wood

with airy tones in triple trill,

is calling us to brotherhood

that bathes the heart when all is still. 

Listen as it calls the eagle,

the bear, the deer and buffalo,

brothers of the kingdoms regal,

sister spirits of long ago. 

These ancient sounds from wooden voice,

in sentient wait below the bark,

now sing in beauty to rejoice —

returning song to Meadowlark. 

— from The Diné by Rolland G. Smith

Chapel at Tlaquepaque   Leave a comment

Sedona Chapel (1 of 1) blogChapel at Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

The Chapel at Tlaquepaque is located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village along the tree-lined Oak Creek. The chapel is designed after some Mexican haciendas that provided a private chapel for a visiting priests could offer mass and other services.

Five in the Afternoon

“A boy brought the white sheet
at five in the afternoon.
A frail of lime already prepared
at five in the afternoon.
The rest was death and death alone
at five in the afternoon.”

— Federico Garcia Lorca

 

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