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Amado Peña   Leave a comment

Pena & Kenne-II-Edit-2-art-72Peña & Kenne — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We met only once

years after buying

a Pena painting

that continues

to transform

our living area —

it doesn’t

get any better

than this

even though

it may often

go unnoticed.

— kenne

Heading North   Leave a comment

Turkey Vultures (1 of 1)-60-72Turkey Vulture in Flight Over the Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

Late afternoon
Brings the big birds
Circling in for a landing
In the dead trees
By the Tanque Verde Wash. 

Their stay will be brief
Before warming up
In the morning sun
Before liftoff, circling
Gaging the currents.

Each day for most of March
The turkey vultures return
In their journey north
To their northern home
Only to return next fall.

— kenne

The Migration Is Almost Over   2 comments

Turkey Vulture blogTurkey Vulture — Image by kenne

Each spring hundreds of turkey vultures roost overnight near Tanuri Ridge. The following morning they start circling as they continue their flight north. A few weeks ago we would count 250 or more taking off each morning. This morning the count was a half-dozen. There are thousands the migrate through the Tucson basin, Tanuri Ridge just one narrow corridor. I photographed this vulture as he flow over our house. The migration south will begin in early October.

— kenne 

Lemon Tree Blossom   Leave a comment

Lemon Blossom-1478 II blogLemon Tree Blossom — Computer Art by kenne

“True love opens the gates of time.

— Neil Young

Turkey Vulture   Leave a comment

turkey-vulture-blogTurkey Vulture — Image by kenne

I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.

— Debbie Harry

Turkey Vulture Art   2 comments

turkey-vulture-1-of-1-13-blogTurkey Vulture Computer Art by kenne

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar,
but in a city, with its blaze of lights,
it is unnatural and menacing.
It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers,
biding its time.

— W. Somerset Maugham 

Mushrooms As A Metaphor   Leave a comment

Kickback Rock 07-30-12Kickback Rock Mushroom — Computer Art by kenne

Mushrooms as a Metaphor

“. . . there are several types of mushrooms: some are edible while others are poisonous. Hence the mushroom represents the uncertainty in today’s world where one is unsure of one’s step, having to be cautious because what lies ahead could be either beneficial or unsafe.”

— Sunday Times, November 12, 2006

Vulture Universe   2 comments

Turkey Vultures“Vulture Universe” — kenne

This time of year turkey vultures are migrating north from Mexico and Central America. Each year one of their nightly stopovers is in trees near the Tanque Verde Wash, close by our home in Tanuri Ridge. I photographed this vulture early one morning with an almost white background. The big birds are often associated with death and darkness and not the important function they play in the removal of the dead animals therefore being very resourceful. A more appropriate symbol for this bird is renewal — a transformation from the dead to the living. These are just a few symbols I took into consideration creating the “Vulture Universe” computer painting.

— kenne

 

 

Tanque Verde Grunge   1 comment

Vultures (1 of 1)-17 grunge art blogTurkey Vulture Near Tanque Verde Wash — Grunge Art by kenne

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