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Cattle Watering Hole In Southern Arizona — Pay Me Now, Or Pay Me Later   Leave a comment

Cattle at Watering Hole-Edit-1-painting-blogCattle Watering Hole In Southern Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Once beautiful desert grassland,
Now destroyed by cattle raising 

On land unable to sustain 
The native desert environment

Draining the groundwater levels in a
World of “pay me now, or pay me later.”

— kenne

 

White Rose Shades A Tear Before #MeToo Came To Be   Leave a comment

White Rose-0012-1 blogWhite Rose Shades A Tear Before #MeToo Came To Be — Image by kenne

 

Understanding Global Warming for Nonbelievers   5 comments

Sunsets 12-06-15-9804_blogImage by kenne

Insolation Controls in the Age of Anthropocene
(Understanding Global Warming for Nonbelievers)

anthropocene
newly coined
unknown to
joe the Plumber
a new human
condition
argued as
invalid
only to be
based
on the invalid
alignment of
insolations
maxima and minima
questioning the new
condition
of our condition

— kenne

Canyon Rim Sunlight   Leave a comment

Canyon Rim Sunlight blogCanyon Rim Sunlight — Image by kenne

In search of contrast
Photographing side by side —
Juxtaposition.

Earth, plants, and the sky
Photo placed proximity —
Matchup and unmatch.

— kenne

Rocks & Saguaros   Leave a comment

Baby Jesus TrailRocks & Saguaros — Image by kenne

Baby Jesus TrailStacks of Rocks — Computer Painting by kenne

The saguaro cactus is the largest cactus in the U.S. and is almost completely restricted to southern Arizona and western Sonora. These giants of the Sonoran Desert are very slow growers taking 10 years to attain 1 1/2 inches in height and 30 years to reach a height of 2 feet. However, if planted in a suitable climate and watered regularly, saguaros can reach flowering size in 15 years.

Saguaros may begin to grow arms between 50 and 100 years of age. The growth of arms is random, number and location are not meant to better balance the plant.

Saguaros arrived in the Tucson area approximately 8,000 years ago. Humans have been living here longer than the saguaros.

— kenne

Springtime In Catalina State Park   Leave a comment

Southerland Trail-02 blogCatalina State Park — Image by kenne

Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate;
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.

— from The Honest Man’s Fortune by John Fletcher

The Path Of Dreams   1 comment

Giffords Office“Sonoran Heat” — Computer Painting by kenne 

The Path of Dreams

There were no trails where I walk.
I walk the desert, poor and broke
thinking of family in Mexico. 

Continuing north, I make a path
around the cactus and desert brush.

The sun, still low in the east,
temperature now rising faster
than the morning sun.

Low in water, I find an
old mesquite tree to rest
in its shade until late afternoon.

Then, I will continue following
the path of my dreams —
carefully watching for
green and white trucks.

— kenne

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