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Sea Of Cortez Sunset   Leave a comment

Sea of Cortez Sunset (02/11/16) — Image by kenne

3/12/86/ #3   I asked my dad why he didn’t worship Ricky Ricardo,
who was Latin, instead of Ward Cleaver who was white.
     Because Ricky Ricardo is not Mexican. He’s Cuban.
     But Ward Cleaver’s not Mexican.
     No, but he’s not Cuban.
     And that was that.

 — from the Aztec love god by Tony Diaz

An Illusion   3 comments

An Illusion — Image by kenne

A fortunate man
Watches each end of the day
Just an illusion.

— kenne

Somewhere South Of Town   Leave a comment

Somewhere South of Town — Image by kenne

In a field of green

Riding into the sunset

Somewhere south of town.


Coming to day’s end

Following her lead back home

Slow pace step by step.

— kenne

Clouds At Sunset Over the Catalina Foothills   2 comments

Clouds At Sunset Over the Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Want in a person
is like hunger in a dog, Spinoza
probably would not say.

His wakeful, solitary
reasoning plainly outstrips
my wildest intuition.

Yet insofar as my heart
is a boot with a hole in it, I think
this is what writing could be

—what he calls Nature,
an existence no longer borne
as means or ends.

— from Spinoza Says by Sandra Lim

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Watching the sunset
With peace and tranquility
I can’t stop watching.

— kenne

October Sunset   Leave a comment

October Sunset — Image by kenne

“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”

— Eliott Erwitt

Monsoon Sunset   Leave a comment

Monsoon Sunset — Image by kenne

With just a few days left in July, Tucson has already received 5.71 inches of rain, making this the fourth-wettest July.
I have recorded 7 inches on our patio in the Catalina Foothills. This amount of rain will help Southern Arizona recover
from the ongoing drought, improving from a D4-exceptional drought to a D3-extreme drought (National Weather Service).
There are indications that monsoon activity will start uo again toward the end of the week.

Things To Be Desired   1 comment

Things To Be Desired — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The poem Desiderata has shaped the lives of many and will continue to do so for years to come.

Desiderata

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
Original text

Sunset On The Beach   2 comments

Sunset On The Beach — Image by kenne

Waves gently move in

Solitude, the soul’s best friend

Near the end of day.

— kenne

Sonoran Sunset # 3931   Leave a comment

Sonoran Sunset # 3931 — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sonoran sunset
Many colors in the sky
Shining through the clouds

Eleven  years of sunsets
Seen here in Tucson.

kenne

The Desert Winds Are Blowing   2 comments

March 2021 Sunset Paintings — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The desert winds
are blowing
Dust in the air
A haze on the horizon 
Is it today, tomorrow  
Or the end of time?
 
I’m an old man taking
A look at my life 
At seasons through eyes
Still chasing the rabbit
So I will ask Alice
Where will I be tomorrow?
 
Tomorrow can be a long time
I don’t care anymore
Just responding
To life’s facades
Looking for an answer
Have I been deceived?
 
Not knowing for sure
Will not cease exploring
In time arriving at a place
Which was the beginning
Will there be knowledge of
The place for the first time?
 
— kenne
 

 

Cloud Ripples At Sunset   Leave a comment

Cloud Ripples At Sunset — Image by kenne

“Nature is orderly.
That which appears to be chaotic in nature
is only a more complex kind of order.”

— Gary Snyder

A Winter Sunset   3 comments

A Winter Sunset In The Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

A Winter Sunset

The winds are blowing
across the winter sky
colors moving in this
land of the setting sun.

Lovers raise a glass of wine
hearts warmed by the colors
as they lay quietly together
embracing nature’s moment.

Other sunsets will happen
bringing passion and joy
each sharing day’s passing
with those who participate.

Sunsets are always new
generating energy called love
to be shared with someone
since the beginning of time.

— kenne

A Mesquite Sunset   Leave a comment

A Mesquite Sunset — Image by kenne

“My god is all gods in one.
When I see a beautiful sunset,
I worship the god of Nature;
when I see a hidden action brought to light,
I worship the god of Truth;
when I see a bad man punished
and a good man go free,

I worship the god of Justice;
when I see a penitent forgiven,
I worship the god of Mercy.”

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

You Are My Valentine   Leave a comment

“There’s More To The Picture Than Meets The Eye”

— Neil Young

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