Great Blue Heron Art   1 comment

Great Blue Heron — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Long neck

long legs

okay,

what the hack

waiting for the

right moment

becoming part 

of the silence

what else is

a great blue

to do.

— kenne

50 Years Ago June 5, 1968, A Great American Was Assassinated   1 comment

It has now been 54 years since a man with a gun assassinated Robert Kennedy, and little has changed to reduce killings by guns — if anything, it has gotten worse. Now we have a Supreme Court that is making it easier to have a gun(s) to kill on our streets, in our schools, and churches. We keep looking back at a time when emotion conquered reason on a daily basis. Will the killings ever end? — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

50 Years Ago June 5, 1968 BULLETIN (AP)
(LOS ANGELES) – AN ASSAILANT – APPARENTLY STANDING AT POINT-BLANK RANGE GUNNED DOWN NEW YORK SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY AND FOUR OR FIVE OTHER PERSONS EARLY TODAY IN LOS ANGELES. KENNEDY HAD JUST CLAIMED VICTORY IN THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE OVER SENATOR EUGENE MCCARTHY. HE WAS STANDING IN AN ANTI-ROOM OF THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL WHEN THE GUNMAN CUT LOOSE WITH A VOLLEY OF SHOTS. KENNEDY WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD – ALTHOUGH FIRST REPORTS SAID HE WAS SHOT IN THE HIP.

This is the actual copy from an AP Teletype machine just to the right of the one I was working in the STRACOM tech control room, Sukiran, Okinawa, 4:35 PM J.S.T., June 5, 1968. Like many, I had been following the primary closer and was shocked by what I was reading. A few hours later, the following came over the AP…

View original post 423 more words

Posted June 26, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Invoking the Meaning of Life   Leave a comment

First posted on the blog in June 2008. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Photo-Artistry by kenne

Invoking the Full Meaning of Life

How best to express sharing new life,
when each moment deserves its own face

What seems apropos for the moment,
when the next foster a new experience

Is it in a number?
Number of days
Number of thoughts
Number of heartbeats
Number of turns
Number of prayers

. . . you can count the ways,
when only you who will know the score

Is it in a word?
Loving
Caring
Sharing
Giving
Sheltering

. . . you communicate thoughts and feelings,
when manifested in knowledge and experience

Or is it in art?
Transforming thoughts
Expressing feeling
Experiencing emotions

. . . you desire to evoke life,
when distance can’t separate a lifelong bond

— kenne

View original post

Posted June 26, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Bluebird Abstract   Leave a comment

Bluebird Abstract — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Flight of the bluebird

being of the chosen ones

ray of light creeps through.

— kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Sparrow On A Rusty Wheel   Leave a comment

First posted June 25, 2022. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Image by kenne

Just a resting place

Sparrow on a rusty wheel

No longer turning.

kenne

View original post

Posted June 25, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

A Secure Landing   1 comment

Brown Pelican Landing — HDR Image by kenne

“To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing.
To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing
but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.”

— from The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts

Bottlebrush   Leave a comment

Bottlebrush — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Celebrating Jeri And Ron’s Golden Anniversary   3 comments

Palm Springs California (June 17, 2022) — Image by kenne

The family gathered in Palm Springs to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Jeri and Ron Roelling.

Golden Kudos

Another anniversary;
Kudos are now due
To this radiant, golden couple:
Your 50th is quite a coup!

You keep on keeping on;
However do you do it?
You make marriage look so easy,
Like there’s really nothing to it.

Congratulations, you two;
We wish you all the best.
May all the years to come
Be just as richly blessed.

— Joanna Fuchs

A Rose By Any Other Name . . .   Leave a comment

A Rose By Any Other Name . . . — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
           Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
           Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
           And I’ll no longer be a Capulet…
           ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
           Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
           What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
           Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
           Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
           
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
           By any other name would smell as sweet;
           So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
           Retain that dear perfection which he owes
           Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
           And for that name which is no part of thee
           Take all myself.”

— from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Arcosanti — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Looking back five years — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Arcosanti-1777_contrast blogArcosanti Visitors Center — High Contrast image by kenne
(Click on any of the images below to see larger views in a slideshow format.)

In some ways, Paolo Soleri’s urban lab experiment, Arcosanti, is a storybook castle in the desert, reflecting both reality and fantasy. One might argue that is what all art is. For Soleri, “We must redefine the American Dream before we can rebuild the infrastructure on which it is based.” (Arcology)

— kenne

Images by kenne

We are all miniature systems of infinite complexity, fantastically well organized.
We should see the city as an inner environment, rather than an outer one.
We are creating a new animal, with thousands of minds, serviced by thousands of brains.

— Paolo Soleri

View original post

Posted June 23, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Hummingbird On Nest   2 comments

Anna’s Hummingbird On Nest In Southern Arizona — Image by kenne

Nesting Facts

— Usually lays 2 eggs per nest

— Has 2 to 3 broods each year.

— Incubation is 16 days.

— Nesting period is 20 days.

— Eggs are white

(Source: hummingbird-guide.com)

 

Lady Of The Night   Leave a comment

Revisiting ten years out. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

“Lady of The Night” — Image by kenne

Opening

in the shadow of darkness,

its dazzling beauty

charming

the desert night —

soon to be

radiating 

in the morning sun,

only to close —

wilting

in the harsh

summer desert heat.

— kenne

View original post

Posted June 22, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

“Invitation” by Mary Oliver   Leave a comment

Words for the Year

Oh do you have time
to linger
for just a little while
out of your busy

and very important day
for the goldfinches
that have gathered
in a field of thistles

for a musical battle,
to see who can sing
the highest note,
or the lowest,

or the most expressive of mirth,
or the most tender?
Their strong, blunt beaks
drink the air

as they strive
melodiously
not for your sake
and not for mine

and not for the sake of winning
but for sheer delight and gratitude –
believe us, they say,
it is a serious thing

just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in the broken world.
I beg of you,

do not walk by
without pausing
to attend to this
rather ridiculous performance.

It could mean something.
It could mean everything.
It could be what Rilke meant, when he wrote:
You must change your life.

Mary…

View original post 10 more words

Posted June 22, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

2022.06.22: irrepressible   1 comment

Nice thought for this day — kenne

Longing For Water

MRT squirrel, Jun ’22

don’t let the critics
especially from within
silence your life song

View original post

Posted June 22, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway   3 comments

Looking Down Through Chino Canyon To The Coachella Valley Below (Greater Palm Springs) — Image by kenne

 

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway — Photo Essay by kenne
(Click On Any Image To See In A Slideshow Format

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles
along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto
State Park. During a ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular
vistas of the valley floor below. Once reaching the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants,
observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, a gift shop, and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

Tramway Video by kenne

%d bloggers like this: