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Capitol Reef National Park Panorama   Leave a comment

Capitol Reef National Park Panorama — Image by kenne

“Capitol Reef National Park is in Utah’s south-central desert. It surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold, with layers of golden sandstone, canyons and striking rock formations. Among the park’s sights are the Chimney Rock pillar, the Hickman Bridge arch, and Capitol Reef, known for its white sandstone domes. In the north are the towering monoliths of Cathedral Valley.” ― Google

“What one thinks of any region,
while traveling through,

is the result of at least three things:
what one knows,
what one imagines,
and how one is disposed.”

— Barry Lopez

Cactus Blossom In The Utah Desert   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom In The Utah Desert — Image by kenne

I dream of a quiet man
who explains nothing and defends
nothing, but only knows
where the rarest wildflowers
are blooming, and who goes,
and finds that he is smiling
not by his own will. 

― Wendell Berry

Canyonlands Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Canyonlands Wildflowers — Image by kenne

“A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity,
no matter how great, can be overcome.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

 

Zion Nation Park   1 comment

Zion National Park — Image by kenne

“Where words end —Zion begins”

 

Capitol Reef Snapshot   1 comment

Capitol Reef National Park (06/12/14) — Image by kenne

The universe carved
A statue sculpted by time
Beauty without eyes.

— kenne

Zion Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

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Zion Canyon Panorama — B&W Image by kenne

Mighty and dreadful are your tall columns here,

(through soul and love put you in deep shade)

for you outnumber man and outscore even life itself,

and you are roughly tied with God and, strangely, eyes.

— from Unholy Sonnet # 1 by Billy Collins

Delicate Arch   1 comment

Delicate Arch-Archs National Park-art-72Delicate Arch, Arches National Park — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Arches

Under a moonlit sky
Stone arches tower above
Millennia in the making
Thoughts swirl through my head
Faster than the wind
Eroding my essence, like a smoothed stone
Shaping my being, sculpting my sense of self
Though the age old rocks whisper back
Only silence
For Mother Nature cares not for the trials of man
I am at the mercy of the beauty she created
Standing before me
In perfect silence

— Danny Strayer

Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell   Leave a comment

Antelope Canyon (1 of 1)-8-72Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell — Image by kenne

Antelope Canyon is a series of slot canyons located on the Navajo Nation land. The
beautiful red rock, created from the erosion of Navajo Sandstone is the most visited slot
canyon in the Southwest.

— kenne

 

Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell   Leave a comment

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Antelope Canyon (1 of 1)-10-72Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell — Images by kenne

 

A Zion National Park Snapshot   1 comment

Zion Snapshots-12-2 blogZion National Park — Image by kenne

While in southern Utah we drove through this beautiful park on a splendid weather day on our way to St. George, Utah where we would be spending the night before driving on to Las Vegas. More Zion National Park images later.

— kenne

“A serene solidified sanctuary where

Sandstone towers seem like sentinels

Savoring the rays of the searing sun

Accentuating the red rock’s rusty colors”

— fromCalm Captivating (Zion) Canyon” by Reuben Wadsworth

Monument Valley — A Photo Essay   3 comments

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Monument Valley Panorama-blogMonument Valley Images by kenne
(Click on any of the following tiled images to see in a slideshow format)

11. Meditation

Our life’s greatest challenges will be won
With the spirit and not by the sinews
At times next to you the Dance’s ghosts run
Other times they can be found within you

Smooth, rolling strides become my rhythm and rhymes
Subtly pick open my heart and mind’s locks
At peace, I'm inured to passage of time 
A slack-jawed Buddha floats between the rocks

Sun-baked vermillion cliff, eternity 
Spirit of the wild, you are the portal 
Stretching out to you, encompassing me 
Melt, intertwine, these moments immortal 

Fallen angels, my soul is expurging
When the body, mind, and soul are merging
-- from "Ghosts of Sun Dance -- Part 2" by Author

Canyon Lands National Park Travel Scene   1 comment

Canyonland June 2014-2469 blogCanyon Lands National Park Travel Scene (June 2014) — Image by kenne

Being in the right place at the right time
is knowing how to stay active and look around
as if it were your last day on earth.
It’s a wonderful world out there.

— kenne

Delicate Arch Revisited   Leave a comment

Delicate Arch-2407 blog IIIDelicate Arch in Arches National Park, June 12, 2014 — Image by kenne

I am—yet what I am none cares or knows; 
My friends forsake me like a memory lost: 
I am the self-consumer of my woes— 
They rise and vanish in oblivious host, 
Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes 
And yet I am, and live—like vapours tossed 
— from “I Am” by John Clare

 

Revisiting Arches National Park Landmarks   1 comment

june-trip-d800-2445-pano-arches-nat-park-blog-iiCourthouse Towers, Three Gossips, Sheep Rock, Tower of Babel and The Organ Landscape Landmarks Panorama
Near the Entrance of Arches National Park (June 12, 2014) — Image by kenne

“…only the philosophical question is perennial, not the answers.”

— Paul Tillich 

Laid-Back at Delicate Arch   Leave a comment

delicate-arch-panorama-blogLaid-Back at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park (June 12, 2014) — Panorama Image by kenne

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

— Albert Camus

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