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A February Sunset   1 comment

Hutch's Pools 02-01-13A February Sunset (Tucson Arizona) — Image by kenne

Over the mountains

Another sunset goes down

Soon the stars will shine.

— kenne

Patio Sunset — 03/03/20   2 comments

Patio Sunset (03-05-20)-72Patio Sunset (03/03/20) — Image by kenne

 

Silhouette — Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it . . .   1 comment

Silhouette granddad and jaxon-B&W-72Silhouette — Granddad and Grandson at Sunset 

if—

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

— Rudyard Kipling

Patio Sunset Panorama   1 comment

Patio Sunset Panorama-72Patio Sunset Panorama (Tanuri Ridge) by kenne

Foreplay in the Mountains

Living at the edge of the mountains
Watching the clouds push up the slopes
Tangling with the peeks, leaving behind
The milk of its firm, but gentle strokes

So stimulating is the foreplay
The setting sun directs its light
Reflecting off nature’s dramatic act
Fondling each to a new height

I watch, as a distant voyeur
Yet trying to sneak a feel
In the role of a mountain man
Without going against her will

In a moment, the thrill is gone
With the setting sun’s brightness
The clouds losing its excitement
Hastened by the shadows of darkness

Now alone at the mountain’s edge
I dream of stroking the night’s way
Bringing on the demons of darkness
Desiring only to stimulate the play

— kenne (February 1, 2011)

 

Tucson Winter Sunset   4 comments

Sunset On Blackett's RidgeTucson Winter Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax.”

— Alan Watts

“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation.
The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.”

— James Baldwin

Looking South From Tanuri Ridge   Leave a comment

Tanque Verde Wash-72-2.jpgLooking South from Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

“We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us

and call that handful of sand the world.”

— Robert M. Pirsig

Winter Solstice Sunset   Leave a comment

Winter Sunset-72Winter Solstice Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time —

a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven,

and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken.”

— Frederick Lenz

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