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Mexican Jay — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Green Mountain Trail Mexican Jay-3110-72-2-Edit-artMexican Jay — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Cutleaf Evening Primerose   2 comments

Kickback Rock 07-30-12Cutleaf Evening Primerose (Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

I leave my shelter

Communicate with nature

In the bright sunlight.

— kenne

Measuring Time By the Mug — Deborah Chappa   1 comment

Wildflowers (1 of 1)-5 Darkness My Old Friend-Edit-art-72“Hello Darkness, My Old Friend” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Measuring Time By the Mug

I am measuring time by the mug.

At first light,

Covers thrown back with a smile,

A loaded pot of coffee waits.

Brewed, poured over a butter pat,

Brain cells brighten.

Morning pleasures unfold and

Green sun tea companions me to noon.

An octave of hours

Lays open like a trunk of treasures

To be explored.

Herbal notes sound at quarters:

Ginger and Lemongrass.

The Tulsi pouch of Holy Basil.

Plucked Peppermint leaves.

Valerian and Passionflower

Precede the pillow.

Eyes closed, I dream journey

To tearooms, temples, towers of rock.

Transcending time, to truth, by the mug.

Deborah Chappa
April 2020

 

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Deborah is a friend, fellow hiker, blogger, and Condolence Note Coach. Yesterday, Deborah sent me this poem with the line, “This segment of time holds such opportunity: going deeper with words and no words, nature and inner nature, from doing to being!” It is my honor to share Deborah’s poem with my followers.  http://condolencecoach.blogspot.com/

 

 

Leaving Our Shelter In Place For A Walk   2 comments

Caliche globemallow-6405 art-72Calicle Globemallow Wildflower — Image by kenne

Beauty on my path

Walking out from my shelter

A breath of fresh air.

— kenne

Parks Are Closed, But Not The Circle   2 comments

The Circle-72Country Club Vista Circle In Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

Most of the residence of Tanuri Ridge are empty-nesters or retirees, However, there’s a couple in our neighborhood with two preschoolers. We are all part of our “stay-at-home” world, and the children have no idea as to what is going on. Yes, they know there’s no going daycare, no going to the park, no swimming at our community pool (their parents are former U of A swimmers, now working in the Athletic Department), and that mom and dad are at home all the time. They will grow up in a world utterly different from that that we have known. They will only know the 21st century, hopefully learning from the 20th.

 

Each day we see the two children, once on our walk, the other when their parents bring them to play on the grass on Country Club Vista Circle. For a lot of us, our real education was from the street. Well, these kids are literally learning from the street. They live at the end of Tanuri Drive, so there’s no traffic in front of their home, making the pavement a perfect place to have a classroom.

With area parks closed, once or twice a day, the family has play-time on the grassy circle, often arriving pulling the kids in a wagon. (The live about 3/4 of a mile from the circle.) This family is fortunate. It has resources making adjustments easy.

The children Joy teaches reading (Literacy Connects) are not so lucky. They are probably in the streets because their home, maybe that of a diabetic grandmother, is no place to stay for long periods. The children and adults that Literacy Connects serve will suffer the most and may never completely recover from the effects of this pandemic, even if they stay healthy.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

— kenne

Yuccas Are Blooming   Leave a comment

Yuccas Are Blooming-72Yucca Blossoms — Image by kenne

Yucca is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae.
It’s 40–50 species are notable for their rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-shaped leaves
and large terminal panicles of white or whitish flowers. They are native to the hot and dry (arid)
parts of the Americas and the Caribbean. –Wikipedia 

Bee On Desert Chicory Wildflower   2 comments

Desert Chicory-6391 art-72Bee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

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