Archive for the ‘Vermillion Cliffs National Monument’ Category

Tree At The Wave   1 comment

The Wave March Tree-2012-03-21-Edit-2-B&W-72Tree at The Wave — Image by kenne

You can photograph trees

over and over and over

and tell a different

a story in everyone.

— kenne

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument Panorama   3 comments

The WaveVermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

A Beautiful land under attack
Managed by people who don’t
Care for its natural beauty.

Steep eroded escarpments
Exposing hundreds of layers
Of richly colored rock strata.

A lost land filled with hoodoos,
Slot canyons, towering cliffs with
Undulating curves of sandstone.

— kenne

 

 

 

 

The Wave, March 2012   4 comments

The WaveImage by kenne

Climbing the dunes surrounding the wave
we entered silence and was glad to be in it,
knowing we could only stay for awhile. 

By the time we readied to leave
others were beginning to arrive
breaking the wave of silence.

When I think of our visit to the wave
I recall how our combined senses’ of direction
was put to the challenge on our way out

since the path was not a trail but knowing 
that if we stayed true to our direction,
we would end up where we began.

— kenne

Hiking To The Wave_Panorama1 blogHiking Out from The Wave (March 2012) — Panorama by kenne

 

For this Land   2 comments

The WaveThe Wave in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Images by kenne

For this land,The Wave (1 of 1)-2 blog
there must be

better leadership
for our tomorrows.

For this land,
there must be
protected lands
for the public.

For this land,
there must be
clean air 
for the eagles to fly.

For this land,
there must be 
protected heritage
for the Indians.

For this land,
there must be
sustainable development
for the desert west.

For this land,
there must be
environmental stewardship
for our children’s future. 

For this land,
there must be 
the union of
knowledge and wisdom.

— kenne

 

 

 

 

 

Ski-Lift Support   Leave a comment

colored-pipe-1-of-1-art-ii-blogComputer Art (Inspired by a Discarded Ski-Lift Support On Mt. Lemmon) by kenne

When the mind is exhausted of images, it invents its own.

— Gary Snyder

When is a Tree Not a Tree?   2 comments

Wave Tree (1 of 1) B&W blogVermilion Cliffs National Monument In Northern Arizona — Image by kenne

Take a leaf off a tree. Is it still a tree?
Take a sin­gle twig off a tree. Is it still a tree?
Remove an entire branch from a tree. Is it still a tree?
Take off half of the branches. Is it still a tree?
Cut down the whole tree, leav­ing only the stump. Is it still a tree?
Many peo­ple would say no, it is no longer a tree,
though the roots may still be in the ground.
Well, where did the tree go?
Removing a leaf, it remains a tree,
but not by remov­ing all of the branches and the trunk?

In the real world, there aren’t any things as we com­monly think of them.
A ‘thing’ as we refer to it is only a noun. A noun is merely an idea, a men­tal con­struct.
These ‘things’ exist only in our minds. There is no tree, there is only the idea of a tree.

—Anonymous

The Wave In Vermilion Cliffs National Monument   2 comments

The Wave March 2012 - 2012-03-21 at 14-08-12 blogThe Wave In Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (March 21, 2012) — Image by Kenne

The sun crests over

one of the slot canyons

where layers of colors

accent the wave

on the slopes

of the Coyote Buttes.

— kenne

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