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My Tree Of Life   1 comment

Sunset On The Trails & Sabino CanyonMy Tree of Life — Image by kenne

Such a beautiful tree — 
So representative of life. 
Yet, we often see beauty only
in the foliage and blossoms
nature provides in life’s stages. 


Beauty is everywhere –
There is beauty in death, 
marking the stage so important 
in the cycles of life.

This tree (image of) is amazing, 
a sculpture in the face of the sun,
containing the shapes we use
to design our places in this world.

The image tells the truth
without endless detail
of what it would take
to have been created.

What image do you present 
in the face of the sun?
Does it add?
Does it subtract?

Be honest!

Like each tree image
the story we tell
of the image we present
is always different.


(First Posted December 2011)

Sunset Photo Essay — “Sunset In A Cup” (October 8, 2016)   Leave a comment

Sunset Photo Essay (October 8, 2016) — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for larger view in a slideshow format.)

Bring Me The Sunset In A Cup
— by Emily Dickinson

Bring me the sunset in a cup,
Reckon the morning’s flagons up
And say how many Dew,
Tell me how far the morning leaps—
Tell me what time the weaver sleeps
Who spun the breadth of blue!

Write me how many notes there be
In the new Robin’s ecstasy
Among astonished boughs—
How many trips the Tortoise makes—
How many cups the Bee partakes,
The Debauchee of Dews!

Also, who laid the Rainbow’s piers,
Also, who leads the docile spheres
By withes of supple blue?
Whose fingers string the stalactite—
Who counts the wampum of the night
To see that none is due?

Who built this little Alban House
And shut the windows down so close
My spirit cannot see?
Who’ll let me out some gala day
With implements to fly away,
Passing Pomposity?

Blackett’s Ridge Sunset   Leave a comment

Blacketts Sunset (1 of 1) blogSunset On Blackett’s Ridge — Image by kenne

Blackett’s Ridge Sunset
Hiking a steep rocky trail
Every step worth it.

— kenne

Tucson Valentine’s Day Sunset   Leave a comment

Sunset (1 of 1) blogValentine’s Day Sunset (Tucson, February 14, 2016) — Image by kenne



Not Just Another Sunset!   1 comment

Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blog“Not Just Another Sunset!” — Image by kenne

“The meaning of life is just to be alive.
It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.
And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic
as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

— Alan Watts


Sky High   2 comments

Sunset sky (1 of 1) blogSky High — Image by kenne

a name for a folder
holding moments captured
at the end of the day.
No moon. No stars.
Just clouds floating by,
directing the light show —
a new show everyday,
each deserving a poem.

— kenne

Peace of Mind   Leave a comment

Motorcycle Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blog zenSunset image on the back of Mat Bailey’s motorcycle by Katie Turner Bailey, computer art rendering by kenne

“Peace of mind produces right values,

right values produce right thoughts.

Right thoughts produce right actions

and right actions produce work

which will be a material reflection

for others to see of the serenity

at the center of it all.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

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