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Another Sign Of Spring   Leave a comment

Eastern Collared Lizard-spring-2013-96-blog.jpgEastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. 

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.

kenne

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

Morning Walk   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Western Sneezeweed and Honey Bee on Mt. Lemmon — Computer Art by kenne

Morning Walk

The morning air is dry

the sky is blue

a perfect time, thereby,

for a walk with you.

— kenne

A Sunflower For Joy   6 comments

University Avenue Yard Flowers (1 of 1)-2 grunge art blogA Sunflower for Joy –Grunge art by kenne

My best clothes

hang useless

next to old

faded t-shirts —

KLOL Rock Radio,

Chicago Blues Festival,

Sprint for Life,

all hiding memories

not forgotten, only

reserved for reasons

I cannot explain

nor feel I need to —

memories shared

like sunflowers

with Joy,

the secrets

routine prevents us

from discerning.

— kenne

Amazing What A Little Water Can Do In The Desert   1 comment

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University Avenue Yard Flowers (1 of 1)-3 blogRoses in Tucson Garden — Images by kenne

Nobody knows this little Rose—
It might a pilgrim be
Did I not take it from the ways
And lift it up to thee.
Only a Bee will miss it—
Only a Butterfly,
Hastening from far journey—
On its breast to lie—
Only a Bird will wonder—
Only a Breeze will sigh—
Ah Little Rose—how easy
For such as thee to die!

— Emily Dickinson

Tucson’s 4th Avenue Street Fair — Spring 2016   Leave a comment

4th Avenue Street Fair US Fries (1 of 1) blogTwo Contestants in US Fries Poutine Eating Contest — Images by kenne

More than 400 artists and food venders from across the U.S. in this year’s spring 4th Avenue Street Fair. This semi-annual (Fall and Spring) fair draws crowds of 200,000 to 350,000 and ranks as one of the top visual arts fairs in the country. With the beautiful spring weather this weekend, a record crowd is expected. This year more than 20 percent of them are brand new to the show. 

One of the new attractions this spring was a food-eating contest put on by US Fries. Contestants were challenged to eat as many poutine dishes (a Canadian dish that consists of french fries, gravy, and cheese curds) as possible within five minutes. 

Capturing The Moment –Parry Penstemon   4 comments

Parry Penstemon (1 of 1) art blogParry Penstemon — Image by kenne

The trail has become a school.
Why was I not surprised?
Sometimes hikers walk without a sound.
The hiker listens, as animals move 
in their stillness to go unnoticed.
Just as the cancer entered her body,
unnoticed, without a sound.
Why were we surprised?

— kenne

 

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