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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

Zion National Park Majestic Panorama View   Leave a comment

Zion Majestic View (1 of 1)-33 Panorama blogZion National Park Majestic View — Panorama image by kenne

A few remaining clouds

sailed into the sunset

leaving behind

golden sandstone cathedrals,

soon to be dark silhouettes

against the glow

of desert night sky.

— kenne

Zion Canyon   Leave a comment

Zion (1 of 1)-11 art blogZion Canyon, Zion National Park — Computer Painting by kenne

The day is early

Off to see the canyons gods

And color my pages.

— kenne

Court of the Patriarchs, Zion Canyon   2 comments

Zion (1 of 1)-3 Court of the Patriarchs blogCourt of the Patriarchs, Zion Canyon — Image by kenne

On this cloudy day

we rode the
canyon shuttle
getting off
at each stop

with family
visiting the
park for the
first time.

Concerned the
clouds might
diminish the
canyon’s beauty

soon vanished
as the clouds
began to break up
over the towering

cliffs of Navajo
sandstone that
form the Court
of the Patriarchs.

— kenne

Clouds Over Zion Canyon   1 comment

Zion (1 of 1)-8 blogClouds Over Zion Canyon — Image by kenne

Zion Canyon is the work of water
In concert with the winds that shape the heart.
One sees a grandeur equal to one’s wonder;
Nor can one be, but of such grace a part.”

The Cliffs Of Zion Canyon Panorama   7 comments

Cliffs In Zion Canyon Pamorama (1 of 1)-2 blog“The Cliffs of Zion Canyon” — Panorama by kenne

Zion Canyon cliffs
Towers of sandstone forming
Majestic wonders.

— kenne

The Real Jurassic Park   Leave a comment

Zion (1 of 1)-23 blogZion National Park Towering Cliffs — Image by kenne

The Real Jurassic Park

can be found in the
deposition and preservation

of Navajo Sandstone. Dating
back to the Early Jurassic

situated on one continent
was a vast sand sea. Extreme

winds created towering dunes
of pure quartz sand

dwarfing modern Sahara. Migrating
avalanches over one another

laminating the dune surface
thus becoming more stable.

Changing over time
by climatic cycles

locking stories of time into
Navajo Sandstone and

forming the towering
Zion National Park cliffs.

— kenne

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