Archive for the ‘Tucson Arizona’ Category

The Cowboy Loss   1 comment

The Cowboy Loss — Image by kenne

Losing is only temporary and not all encompassing.
You must simply study it, learn from it,
and try hard not to lose the same way again.
Then you must have the self-control to forget about it.

— John Wooden 

View From The Top   1 comment

View from the Top, Near Barnum Rock On Mt. Lemmon (10/05/12) — Image by kenne

The landscape changes, so enjoy it: of course,
you have to have an objective in mind – to reach the top.
But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it’s no bother
to stop now and again and enjoy the panorama around you.
At every meter conquered, you can see a little further,
so use this to discover things that you still had not noticed.

— Paulo Coelho

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros   Leave a comment

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson Rodeo (2/17/13) — Image by kenne

“I had begun to perceive my genitals
as imaginary beasts in some epic
fourteenth-century Scottish poem.”

— Steve Toltz

Cloud Ripples At Sunset   Leave a comment

Cloud Ripples At Sunset — Image by kenne

“Nature is orderly.
That which appears to be chaotic in nature
is only a more complex kind of order.”

— Gary Snyder

Nice Dress   2 comments

Nice Dress — Image by kenne

A little girl dreams

Moments searching for a gift

When she wants something.

— kenne

Saguaros In The Morning Haze   1 comment

Saguaros In the Morning Haze (02-04-13) — Image by kenne

The haze is lifting

Sun rising over the ridge

A new day has dawned.

— kenne

Eastern Bluebird Painting   1 comment

Eastern Bluebird — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

— Henry David Thoreau

Bronc Rider   Leave a comment

Bronc Rider (02/15/14)– Image by kenne

Cowboys are known, to have a way of their own,
to sort out a sense of fair play.
You ride for the brand, or a shake of the hand,
that’s always been “The Cowboy Way”.

“The Cowboy Way” is not a phrase,
to be abused and misconstrued.
It’s a way of life, a reason to fight,
it’s a lifestyle through and through.

— from “The Cowboy Way” by Jim Liles

Great Horned Owl   Leave a comment

Great Horned Owl — Image by kenne

“A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer.
A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay,
but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.

— Ernest Hemingway

 

Pen and Color Desert Scene   7 comments

Pen and Color Desert Scene by kenne

Sonnet 73

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,Desert
As the death-bed, whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourish’d by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.

— William Shakespeare

You Look One Way, I’ll Look The Other   3 comments

You Look One Way, I’ll Look The Other (Northern Mockingbird & Phainopepla) — Image by kenne

“All of us–bright atheists and committed religionists–need to wake now and hear the earth call . . . .
We need to give and receive as love shows us how, join with each pilgrim who quests for the true,
give heed to the voices of the suffering, awaken our consciences with justice as our guide,
and work toward a planet transformed by our care.”

Scotty McLennan

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Sometimes happiness is a blessing,
but, generally, it is a conquest.
Each day’s magic moment
helps us to change and sends us off
in search of our dreams.

— Paulo Coelho

A Mesquite Sunset   Leave a comment

A Mesquite Sunset — Image by kenne

“My god is all gods in one.
When I see a beautiful sunset,
I worship the god of Nature;
when I see a hidden action brought to light,
I worship the god of Truth;
when I see a bad man punished
and a good man go free,

I worship the god of Justice;
when I see a penitent forgiven,
I worship the god of Mercy.”

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

Intense Drought   2 comments

Intense Drought in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Prickly pear cactus are among the first cactus to die during a drought.

Draught In The Canyon   Leave a comment

Intense Drought In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The Sonoran Desert
known for its biodiversity
having two rainy seasons

the summer monsoon
and winter rainy season
now experiencing drought.

Normal drought conditions
made worse by La Niña
event reducing rainfall.

Many native plants are dying
vegetation green-up is poor
during this intense drought.

— kenne

 

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