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Sleeping Canada Goose   Leave a comment

“I can see you” — Sleeping Canada Goose Image by kenne

This big ‘Honker’ is among our best-known waterfowl. In many regions, flights of Canada Geese passing over in V-formation
— northbound in spring, southbound in fall — are universally recognized as signs of the changing seasons.
Once considered a symbol of wilderness, this goose has adapted well to civilization, nesting around park ponds
and golf courses; in a few places, it has even become something of a nuisance. Local forms vary greatly in size,
and the smallest ones are now regarded as a separate species, Cackling Goose. — Source: audubon.org

Kimberly Crest House   2 comments

Kimberly Crest House, Redlands, California — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Kimberly Crest House, Redlands, California — Image by kenne

Built in 1897, the “castle” is a picturesque French chateau-style historical house museum.   In 1963 Kimberly Crest was donated to the people of the City of Redlands by Mary Kimberly-Shirk, daughter of J. Alfred Kimberly (co-founder of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation). Source: City of Redlands

Huntington Zen Garden   Leave a comment

Huntington Zen Garden (March 31, 2022) — Panorama by kenne

I have lost count of the number of times I have visited the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, collections-based research, and educational institution in San Marino, California. The Huntington is like a “riprap” — loose rocks used as a foundation that a person can assemble before them.

Riprap

Lay down these words
Before your mind like rocks,
                       placed solid, by hands
In choice of place, set
Before the body of the mind
                       in space and time:
Solidity of bark, leaf, or wall
                       riprap of things:
Cobble of milky way,
                     straying of planets,
These poems, people,
                       lost ponies with
Dragging saddles—
                      and rocky sure-foot trails.
Game of Go.
                       ants and pebbles
In the thin loam, each rock a word
                     a creek-washed stone
Granite: ingrained
                       with torment of fire and weight
Crystal and sediment linked hot
                       all change, in thoughts,
As well as things.

— Gary Snyder

San Bernardino Valley Panorama   2 comments

San Bernardino Valley Panorama Created from Four Images (July 11, 2009) — Panorama Image by kenne

“Sometimes a useful delusion is better than a useless truth.”

― from The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Pandemic Fun In The Park   2 comments

California Dreaming_B&W-72-2Pandemic Fun In The Park — B&W Image by kenne

Water Lily Blossoms   2 comments

Balboa Park Flowers-1979 Water Lily blogWater Lily Blossoms — Image by kenne

Up through the water
I walk checking out angles
Shadows on the pond.

— kenne

 

Seduction   1 comment

Chris@The Moon6.21.03 II_Art blogSeduction (Chris Duarte at the Cactus Moon)– Computer Art by kenne

Live music can inspire you,

it can thrill and drain you,

sometimes get inside you

and fucking seduce you.

— kenne

Graber Olive Cannery Exterior Wall Mosaic II   Leave a comment

graber-olive-house-1-of-1-4-mosaic-blogGraber Olive Cannery Exterior Wall Mosaic II — Photo by kenne

“The palate with pine-sharpness. They recall
The harvest and its toil,
The nets spread under silver trees that foil
The blue glass of the heavens in the fall—
Daylight packed in treasuries of oil,”

— from Olives, by A.E. Stallings

 

Graber Olive Cannery Exterior Wall Mosaic   Leave a comment

graber-olive-house-1-of-1-3-mosaic-tile-picture-blogGraber Olive Cannery Exterior Wall Mosaic — Photo by kenne

The Pits

Across from me my hostess sits
And counts my mounting olive pits
To throw her off and just for fun,
I think that I will swallow one.

— Richard Armour

Japanese Garden   3 comments

Japanese Garden (1 of 1) art painting blogJapanese Garden — Computer Painting by kenne

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My home was at Cold Mountain from the start,
Rambling among the hills, far from trouble.

Gone, and a million things leave no trace
loose, and it flows through the galaxies
A fountain of light, into the very mind —
Not a thing, and yet it appears before me:
Now I know the pearl of the Buddha-nature
Know its use: a boundless perfect sphere.

— Gary Snyder

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