Illimani As Seen from La Paz   2 comments

BoliviaIllimani As Seen from La Paz, Bolivia (08/18/19)– Image by kenne

The Legend of the Illimani and Mururata

The Legend of the Illimani and Mururata,

a story of mountains in which,

takes place in the middle of the Andes,

in a country divided by mountains,

Bolivia.

 

The Legend goes as follows,

long ago,

there were four lords watching over the Andes.

 

Huayna Potosi, Lord of stone

Illampu, Lord of light

Mururata, Lord of air

and lastly,

Illimani, lord of water.

 

They were ruled by the main god,

Viracocha,

who favored Illimani the most.

 

Mururata envied that Illimani was favored,

so much so,

that he started a brawl between him and Illimani,

that went on for years,

until Illimani had won.

 

As punishment to Mururata,

for causing too much trouble,

he was beheaded,

and his peak,

was left in the Andean plains.

 

If you look up,

La Paz, Bolivia,

you will come to find a beautiful mountain,

watching over the city,

that is Illimani.

 

— Marcelo_lelo12

Camphorweed Grunge Art Revisited   Leave a comment

camphorweed-1-of-1-3-grunge-art-blogCamphorweed (10/07/16) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

nature

is the cradle

providing a

dominion

for my images. 

each image

has its place,

putting down

roots

in wandering 

eyes

passing by.

— kenne

 

Painted Lady Butterfly Computer Painting   2 comments

Looking back five years (08/02/15) — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Painted Lady (1 of 1) Art blogPainted Lady Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I love photographing flowers,
except when it’s windy.

Photographing butterflies
can be frustrating —

they keep moving whether
or not, the wind is blowing.

Once I have the photograph
I can say things painting

in colors and layers
I can’t say with words.

— kenne

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Posted August 5, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

Bring On The Dragons   Leave a comment

Flame SkimmerFlame Skimmer Dragonfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bring on the dragons

A bright red color on fire

Four transparent wings.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon August Images From The Past   1 comment

fendler-nightshade--72Mt. Lemmon August Images (07/30/14) — kenne

Almost Missed Yesterday’s Sunset   3 comments

Almost Missed The Sunset-72Almost Missed Yesterday’s Sunset — Image by kenne

Apple Fire smoke

Makes for beautiful photos

Shades of red sunset.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Just Outside The Door   Leave a comment

A POST FROM SIX YEARS AGO. –kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Bee On Bird of Paradice (1 of 1) blog“Just Outside the Door” — Image by kenne

Just outside the door

Nothing is without beauty,

Loving the colors.

— kenne

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Posted August 4, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

Sabino Canyon Still Closed   Leave a comment

sabino-canyon-clouds_coopers-hawk-blogFlag Over Sabino Canyon Visitor Center (11/07/11) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I miss not being able to be out in Sabino Canyon, which will remain closed because of the Bighorn Fire till November 1st.
The Forest Service is keeping the Canyon closed to minimize dam and infrastructure damage due to flash flooding
during the monsoon season.

On Wednesday, August 5th, some Naturalists will be part of a Zoon meeting with Santa Catalina District Ranger, CJ Woodard.
He will give an update on the Sabino Canyon closure and be available for questions and answers.

— kenne

On the Grasshopper and Cricket — Keats   Leave a comment

Grasshopper On CactusHorse Lubber Grasshopper — Photo-Artistry by kenne

One of the many bloggers I follow is “The Parlando Project – Where Music and Words Meet,” where Frank Hudson presents short audio pieces, from 2 to 10 minutes in length, combining music and spoken word in various ways.

On July 31st Frank posted “On the Grasshopper and Cricket.” Click here to read Frank’s story on what lead him to combine music with the Keats poem and listen to the audio.

On the Grasshopper and Cricket

The Poetry of earth is never dead:

  When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,

  And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run

From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;

That is the Grasshopper’s—he takes the lead

  In summer luxury,—he has never done

  With his delights; for when tired out with fun

He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.

The poetry of earth is ceasing never:

  On a lone winter evening, when the frost

    Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills

The Cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever,

  And seems to one in drowsiness half lost,

    The Grasshopper’s among some grassy hills.

— John Keats

 

 

Gray Skies At Sunset   3 comments

Gray Skies at Sunset-72Gray Skies At Sunset — Image by kenne

Late yesterday a lot of haze moved in the Tucson basin probably as a result of the Apple Fire burning in the Cherry Valley area east of San Bernadino and south of Big Bear Lake in southern California.  This is a sunset image from our patio. 

— kenne

 

Empty Chairs In Waiting   3 comments

Getty Museum Art blogJ. Paul Getty Museum (06/17/04) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

O sun!

Why have you moved on?

A minute too early.

Water over the dam.

Umbrellas ready to fall.

Empty chairs in waiting.

— kenne

The Sea Contracts   2 comments

Outer Banks 2013“The Sea Contracts” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sea contracts.

Hurry, hurry!

The sea will get you.

Run, run!

I was not willing.

— kenne

 

Arizona Primary Is August 4th   3 comments

vote-1327105_960_720We already voted by mail. Don’t forget to Vote!

“The right to vote is precious and almost sacred,
and one of the most important blessings of our democracy.
Today we must be vigilant in protecting that blessing.”

— John Lewis

Posted August 2, 2020 by kenneturner in Arizona, Information, Quote, Tucson Arizona

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American Snout Butterflies   Leave a comment

American SnoutAmerican Snout Butterflies — Image by kenne

Daughter And Dad On A Rainbow Day   1 comment

Outer Banks 2013“Daughter And Dad On A Rainbow Day” (Hannah & Jason Morris — Outer Backs 06/07/13) — Image by kenne

 

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