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Desert Globemallow   Leave a comment

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Globemallow-2-72Desert Globemallow — Images by kenne

Balance

learning

new lessons

with learning

old lessons

again and

again to

become wise.

— kenne

 

American Kestrel Falcon   2 comments

American Kestrel Falcon-1-Edit-2-art-72.jpgAmerican Kestrel Falcon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The rain has now stopped
Perched above the flooded wash
The backs fall away.

— kenne

Lesser Goldfinch — Somewhere in the Bush   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch-art-72Lesser Goldfinch — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A bird in the bush
Worth more than two in the bush —
Camera in hand.

— kenne

 

Vermilion Flycatcher   Leave a comment

Vermilion Flycatcher-1-72Vermilion Flycatcher — Image by kenne

Blue sky and white clouds
A little bird in my view
The moment captured.

— kenne

Sacred Thorn Apple Abstract Art   Leave a comment

Sacred thorn-apple-art-72Sacred Thorn Apple Abstract Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

A Christmas Day Walk   2 comments

vermilion flycatcher-2-art-72Vermilion Flycatcher On Christmas Day –Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mid-morning on Christmas Day,
I walk the nearby wash.
The morning sun dissolves
An overnight dusting of
snow on the lower mountains.

There is little movement or sound
In the brush, the once dusty trail
Now packed by the winter rains.
Limbs of dead trees point everywhere
No longer making use of water.

— kenne

Sticks and Stones Art — Photo-Essay   1 comment

Tanuri Ridge includes about 40 acres along the Tanque Verde wash,
which runs into the Rillito River.
Thirty-six years ago there were concrete picnic tables
under several big cottonwood trees.
Since that time there has been a flood washing away the tables
and a fire that destroyed many of the trees.
Now it is frequented by people walking their dogs and horseback riders,
and yes, photographers like myself.

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When we moved to Tanuri Ridge in 2010,
I went for a walk down by the wash 
and discovered
different forms of nature sculpture alone the trails.

 

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Someone was taking sticks and stones to create art.

 

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Over the years, some of the art would be removed while new appeared.

 

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I began to ask around and learned the art was probably the work of
David and Margarita Berg.

 

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David was a resident of Tanuri Ridge when we move here.
During my first walk down by the wash,
I discovered a memorial to Margarita Berg.
Previously, I had met David in the community,
so I called him and asked if I might interview him
for a newsletter I was preparing for Tanuri Ridge — he agreed.
Click here for a link to that posting I wrote on David and Margarita, June 8, 2011.

 

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David no longer lives in Tanuri Ridge,
but it is evident that he returns to maintain Margarita’s memorial,
which has the same signature as the Tanque Verde wash art —
sticks and stones.

— kenne

 

 

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