Chinese Year Of The Dog   Leave a comment

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A Beautiful Year of the Dog in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas — Photo Essay by kenne

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens debuted its Chinese New Year display about a week before our Vegas trip, and it’s themed to fit the “Year of the Dog.” There are 18 dogs in the display to represent the beginning of 2018, and an 18 ft. tall husky dominating the center of the display.

— kenne

Bellagio has gone to the dogs!

Last Day For The Tucson Rodeo   1 comment

It’s that time of the year again, the annual LA FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS. We are planning on going this weekend. The Rodeo Parade is this Thursday, each year, more than 200,000 people enjoy the western-themed floats and buggies, historic horse-drawn coaches, festive Mexican folk dancers, marching bands and outfitted riders. The event is the largest non-motorised parade in the world. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Tucson Rodeo 02-17-13Images by kenne

Today was the last day of the 2013 Tucson Rodeo. This posting contain some of the images I captured last Sunday.

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Posted February 21, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

Garden Flower In Puerto Peñasco   2 comments

Flower-1057 blogGarden Flower In Puerto Peñasco, Sonora (February 13, 2018) — Image by kenne

“When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped …”

— Morpheus

 

The Bellagio Fountains Art   1 comment

Bellagio-3325_art blog IIComputer Art by kenne (Las Vegas, February 5, 2018)

Visitors
to Las Vegas
can be seen
standing
and waiting,
some up to
30 minutes
just to see
the fountains
of Bellagio,
truly one
of the best
free shows
in Vegas, 
beautifully 
choreographed to
Frank Sinatra singing
“One Singular Sensation.”
One moment
in its presence
provides a
thrilling
combination
in every move
as the water
rockets and
dances in front
of the Vegas
Eiffel Towel.

— kenne

Where The Desert Meets The Sea   4 comments

Beach at High Tide-1013 blog“Where The Desert Meets The Sea” (El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site On the Sea of Cortez) — Image by kenne

Puerto Peñasco
Where the desert meets the sea
Beauty in contrast.

— kenne

An Active Osprey Nest   3 comments

Near where we were staying in Puerto Peñasco, I spotted what looked like an active Osprey nest.

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After a closer investigation, I was able to see an osprey sitting this carefully created work of art. There are no trees on the desert coast of the Sea of Cortez, so the Osprey makes good use of any structure high off the ground.

Once confirming that the nest was active, I started looking around for the mate. That’s when a spotted the other osprey on a nearby power pole, already expressing some displeasure with my being too close to the nest.

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The two Ospreys began calling to one another. As I moved closer to the sentry Osprey, he turned and flow to a distant pole.

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The feathers of this hawk always seem ruffled due to when diving after fish, Ospreys completely submerge themselves underwater and still are able to fly away with their prey. Most other fish-eating birds of prey can only pluck fish from the surface of the water as they fly by. Like all birds of prey, Ospreys are amazing animals. 

— kenne

Valentines Dinner with Friends in Puerto Peñasco   Leave a comment

Valentines DinnerMG-3759 blog.jpgValentines Dinner with Friends Patty and Tom Markey in Puerto Peñasco (February 14, 2018)

Our dinner with friends
Was a very special time
On a special day.

— kenne

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