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Turkey Vulture Out On A Limb   Leave a comment

Turkey Vulture-B-W-art-blog-2Turkey Vulture Out On A Limb — Photo-Artistry by kenne

First he said:
It is the woman in us
That makes us write-
Let us acknowledge it-
Men would be silent.
We are not men
Therefore we can speak
And be conscious
(of the two sides)
Unbent by the sensual
As befits accuracy.

I then said:
Dare you make this
Your propaganda?

And he answered:
Am I not I-here?

— William Carlos Williams

Mallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Mallard Ducks-2-blogMallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

When the wash is dry
We find this pair in our pool —
Tell then we don’t share.

— kenne

Lesser Goldfinch Day Two   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch-2-blogLesser Goldfinch Day Two — Image by kenne


Yellow Larva of the Cloudless Sulfur Butterfly   Leave a comment

The Yellow Larva of the Cloudless Sulfur Butterfly on a Yellow Wood Sorrel Plant — Image by kenne

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies:
know more today about the world than I knew
yesterday and lessen the suffering of others.
You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson 

View of Tanque Verde Wash On New Years Eve, 2017   5 comments

View Across the Wash-0795 blog -IIView South Across the Tanque Verde Wash from Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

Desert Colors

The warmest year on record
finally experienced a hard freeze
on a clear December night
when the cold mountain air
pushed aside months of hot desert air — 
cold enough to bring out the autumn colors
of the cottonwoods and sycamores
near the Tanque Verde wash
this last day of 2017.


— kenne

The Migrating Turkey Vultures Are Back   1 comment

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Turkey Vulture (1 of 1)-19 blogImages by kenne

This time of year the migrating turkey vultures come gliding and circling in each afternoon from the north landing in the large trees along the Tanque Verde Wash. Our home is about 100 yards up from the wash, so it’s easy to watch for migrating birds. The next morning like clockwork, they start circling up around 9:00 am continuing their return to Mexico.

— kenne

Sunset By The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Super MoonSunset By The Wash — Computer Painting by kenne

Thou that hast giv’n so much to me,
Give the thing more, a gratefull heart;
See how Thy beggar works in Thee
By art:
He makes thy gifts occasion more
And says, if he in this be crost,
All Thou hast given him heretofore
Is lost.

— George Herbert

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