Sprint for Life, April 30, 2010   1 comment

Joy and James, MD Anderson Sprint for Life, April 30, 2010 — Image by kenne

Eyes tell the story

runners finishing the run

near the finish line.

— kenne

Zen Fountain in The Woodlands   3 comments

Zen Fountain In The Yard of Our The Woodlands Home (May 2010) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Our yard had a lot of me
in the plants, lighting, and
the fountain where we
buried our cat, Kiko.

And there was the sweat
from the gulf coast heat,
digging through roots to
place the water reservoir.

The photo for this painting
was taken weeks before 
we left our east Texas home,
for a Tucson desert home.

Our friends and family
called us crazy for
leaving
the piney woods for a new
home sixteen hours away.

We return to Houston a
couple times each year,
having driven by our old
home only once, not

stopping, afraid of what
we might see of the old
Zen fountain and landscape
we created with love.

— kenne

Ghosts   Leave a comment

I like most of Frank’s posting. Unlike my posting, he puts a lot of thought into his writing, I feel it, write it and leave it—no analysis, which is why his stir is good. —kenne

Frank Hudson

There’s a story that a poet once read a poem to a small group. There were a few murmurs in that small audience, that kind of appreciation — the kind that a not-uncommon everyday poet might expect at a public reading. It’s a sound that says “That certainly sounded like something. Might be good, but can I trust myself? That was poetry, and poets can be clearly beautiful without being, well, clear.”

Yes, there are poems that can cause amen shouts. Yes, there are poems where audiences will applaud. Some of those poems are useful, and isn’t that a kind of beauty? Yes it is — but I said this was one of those poems one more commonly hears when a poet reads.

This time, one listener in the small audience spoke up. “What does that poem mean?” they asked.

The poet looked at the honest questioner for a moment…

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Posted November 20, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Black Man   Leave a comment

Black Man’ — Photo-Artistry by kenne

‘We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue, and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It’s time we learned
This world was made for all men’

— from Black Man by Stevie Wonder

Coming In For A Landing   Leave a comment

Two Sandhill Cranes Coming In For A Landing At Whitewater Draw — Image by kenne

here for the winter

spend time before heading north

to begin again

— kenne

Cat and Bird   1 comment

Cat and Bird by Paul Klee moma.org 

Predator

It takes only a minute
to bury a wren.
Two trowels full of dirt
and he’s in.

The cat as the threshold
sits longer in doubt
deciding whether
to stay in or go out.

— Billy Collins

Mums On The Patio Table   2 comments

Mums — Image by kenne

the color of fall

mums on patio table

our store-bought flowers

— kenne

Mule Deer Eating Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Mule Deer in Sabino Canyon (November 8, 2022) —- Images by kenne

On the SCVN Bird and Plant walk (November 8, 2022), we spotted a mule deer eating what appeared to be prickly pear pads.
We are aware that deer will eat the fruit but not the pads. You can tell from these photos that she seems to enjoy the chew.
However, she began to sneeze and use her left hind hoof to scratch her head — wonder why.

— kenne

Saguaros On The Sunny Side of A Hill   Leave a comment

Always More Saguaros On The Sunny Side of A Hill ( November 8, 2022, in Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

Saguaros love sunlight, so the southern part of a ridge or hill will attract the growth of many saguaros.

 

Dragonfly Glow   Leave a comment

Dragonfly Glow — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“When one person suffers from a delusion,
it is called insanity.
When many people suffer from a delusion
it is called a Religion.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:
An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig

Desert Mistletoe Berries Attracting Birds To Sabino Canyon   1 comment

This morning on the Plant and Bird Walk, we could see a small flock of Eastern Bluebirds, none close enough to get any good photos,
but more will be coming to Sabino Canyon because of all the desert mistletoe berries in the canyon. Till then,
the berries are attracting plenty of Phainopeplas.
— kenne

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

I look at a sunset

and begin to wonder

what is the relationship

between the senses

and matters of beauty,

art and taste responding

one’s feelings and emotions?

The quality of being.

— kenne

Forgiveness and Fundamental Nature of Reality: Excerpt from a letter, Part Two   Leave a comment

Old Jules says, “. . . life is about YOU, not anyone else” it is, therefore, personal. At death, it is the personal that dies, and what lives on is the soul — the soul of a person never dies (impersonal immortality). — kenne

So Far From Heaven

I need a transition here to something else I want to say and the transition is awkward in this thought flow, almost trite.

One of the thornier paths we can choose to avoid self-damage is forgiveness. The only virtue in that path is that it avoids the even more destructive route of the state of unforgiveness (self- destructive- our unforgiveness rarely harms anyone but ourselves).

But genuine forgiveness by its nature has to be an act of self-forgiveness- a recognition that we are flawed- full of warts- that those flaws and warts are the water and fertilizer to our growth—with that recognition we can then recognize and forgive flaws in others without setting ourselves up on a superior moral plane and thereby stumbling into one of the multitude of tiger-traps hidden in the path of forgiveness.

When the path of forgiveness is allowed to lead into the more worthy path…

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Posted November 14, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

A Hungry Hawk   4 comments

Cooper’s Hawk in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

I have a little knowledge of this bird,

never as much as an ornithologist.

Maybe it’s because I don’t have

the right personality or something,

being concerned fundamentally

with the “oughts” of life from

a philosophical point of view,

if you know what I mean.

— kenne

Conversations   2 comments

Conversations — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Lovers
Learn from yesterday
Laugh about today, but
                     talk about
                     tomorrow

— John Boynton

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