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Zion Digital Art   Leave a comment

Zion Snapshots-12 art_2 blogZion Digital Art by kenne

What am I doing?
I am not the one to ask —
Just doing, you know.

— kenne

Nature’s Stairway to Heaven   3 comments

September 2016 Trip d800-2115-Pano blogZion National Park, Temples, and Towers of the Virgin Panorama (June 10, 2014) — Image by kenne

Temples and towers
Nature’s stairway to heaven
With white angel wings.

In this promised land
A desert sanctuary —
Music of waters.

Navajo sandstone
Majestic cliffs of color
Carved by rain fingers.

— kenne

Zion Nation Park Snapshots II   2 comments

Zion National Park--2 blogOur road trip in late April took use through Zion National Park. This was the fourth time in the park, however, unlike the others, we didn’t spend time in the park. The snapshots were acquired by stopping along the route through the park. (Click or touch, depending on your device, to see the images in a slideshow format.)

Images by kenne

“Your photography is a record of your living – for anyone who really sees. You may see and be affected by other people’s ways, you may even use them to find your own, but you will have eventually to free yourself of them. That is what Nietzche meant when he said, ‘I have just read Schopenhauer, now I have to get rid of him.’ He knew how insidious other people’s ways could be, particularly those which have the forcefulness of profound experience, if you let them get between you and your own personal vision.”

– Paul Strand

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

Zion National Park Snapshots   Leave a comment

“It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Zion National Park Snapshots
(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Images by kenne

“Life is a great adventure…accept it in such a spirit.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Panorama   Leave a comment

zion-snapshots-panorama-1-of-1-blogZion-Mount Carmel Highway Panorama (Zion National Park, September 15, 2016) — Image by kenne

To live for some future goal is shallow.
It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

— Robert M. Pirsig

Zion Lodge Panorama In Zion Canyon   1 comment

zion-lodge-1-of-1-2-panorama-blog-3Zion Lodge Panorama In Zion Canyon, Zion National Park (September 14, 2016) — Images by kenne

My Zion

Stains across an aerie altar, white-streaked red
suspended above my reach, but not my sight.

Perhaps ancient titans sacrificed, honored, bled
now revealed in golden strains of morning light.

My Zion, my refuge
from all it is not.

Oh Zion, my haven
where solace was sought.

Did angels take wing from that lofty perch?
Does the stone truly weep for ages past?

When bygone men for food here did search
in the giant’s throne shadow cast.

This Zion, my friend
please show me how

Oh Zion, my Zion
if only time would allow.

Steps upon crimson sand and stone
as wind, water, eons carve and hew,

I realize my soul was still unknown.
for what was old is now new.

— Terry Tyson

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