Pot In The Spotlight — Arizona Art   Leave a comment

Becoming is Superior to Being

Tanuri Ridge (1 of 1)-4 art III blogPot In The Spotlight — Image by kenne

Pot in the spotlight —
Look not in the pot for gold,
For it lies outside.

The Shaman can till —
Look inside yourself for gold,

In the altered state.

— kenne

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Posted April 16, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

An Ocotillo Morning In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

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Ocotillo-1595 blogOcotillo Blooming In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

Fouquieria splendens (commonly known as ocotillo American Spanish: [okoˈtiʝo], but also referred to as coachwhip, candlewood, slimwood, desert coral, Jacob’s staff, Jacob cactus, and vine cactus) is a plant indigenous to the Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwestern United States (southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), and northern Mexico (as far south as Hidalgo and Guerrero).

Beach bound   Leave a comment

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Abilash Thankan jumping with an umbrella at Azhimala beach in Trivandrum, Kerala, India Abilash Thankan jumping with an umbrella | Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Abilash Thankan at Azhimala beach in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

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Posted April 14, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

A Tanuri Ridge Spring   Leave a comment

Tanuri Ridge Spring-3457 blogA Blooming Foothills Palo Verde In Tanuri Ridge (April 11, 2018, Tucson, Arizona) — Image by kenne

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye;
There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

— William C. Bryant

Nature Photography For Middle School Students   6 comments

For five years I have taught nature photography to seventh-grade students as part of a “Science Day” in Sabino Canyon. I recently received some thank you notes, and a few are shared here.

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Thank you for teaching us about photography and how it is supposed to reflect us.

*****

Thank you so much for volunteering to teach us about photography!
I learned a lot about finding things in nature to photograph,
and I will definitely use it in the future!

*****

Thank you for teaching us how to take awesome pics,
I showed my mom, she says it cool.

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Of all the classes I took part in during my time in the hummingbird course,
your photography walk was by far my favorite.
I started photography when I was about 8,
and being able to take photos in Sabino was a privilege.
I will definitely remember what you taught us. Thank you!

*****

You have taught me a lot between life and photography.
I have learned the relationship between philosophy and photography.

*****

Thank you for teaching us so much about the environment in Sabino Canyon
and how to look for something to photograph in the canyon.
Thank you for spending your time with us instead of being around
a group of non-disruptive people.

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You were so thoughtful and had a lot of knowledge.
You were also super funny, and fun to learn and hike with.

*****

Thank you for volunteering your time for us to have a better experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed your photography lesson and advice.
Thank you for teaching me to capture the moment
in nature with a photo and that photo being “yourself.”

Does It Matter . . .   3 comments

Saguaro Cactus B&W-1154 blog.jpgSaguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Black & White Image by kenne

“Does it matter whether one is required to complete the work
or whether one is free to desist from the work
if you must meet a final art that certainly you did not make?”

*****

“Philosophical problems are conceptual confusions
that arise when a form of utterance appropriate
to one mode of discourse is mistakenly used in the wrong context
Confusions must be unpicked employing ordinary uses of language.”

— from Tom Turner’s Notes

 

Little Guy High In The Sky   1 comment

Turkey Vultures March 2013Anna’s Hummingbird, Tanuri Ridge, Arizona — Image by kenne

Little guy 
high in the sky
I know
you see me
as I pass by
darting down
near me for a
closure look
only to quickly
move on by.

— kenne

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