Fiddleneck Wildflowers   1 comment

Fiddleneck Wildflowers — Image by kenne

always take the time
when you are walking outdoors
to look more closely

nature surprises
keep eyes wide open

— kenne


Spread Your Wings   1 comment

Spread Your Wings (Two-tailed Swallowtail) — image by kenne

resting on a leaf

she spreads her beautiful wings

getting attention

— kenne


Forest Floor In The West   2 comments

Forest Floor In the West — Abstract Art by kenne

Almost 100 fires and complexes are burning over one million acres across the United States. Thousands of wildland firefighters
and support personnel are assigned to incidents. To date, 34,411 wildfires have burned 2,255,218 million acres.

Now more than ever, we need your help to prevent wildfires. When you work and play in our precious public forests,
parks and rangelands, it is critical for you to be fire safe. Have spark arresters on equipment and vehicles like chain saws,
motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. Exhaust systems on any vehicle can easily ignite vegetation, so drive and park in
designated areas keeping off and away from dry grass and brush. Taking these simple steps can keep our natural resources
from going up in smoke. —
National Interagency Fire Center

I Am The Only One That Is Invisible   Leave a comment

What is he thinking? “If thinking is what distinguishes man’s nature, then surely the essence of this nature, namely the nature of thinking, can be seen only by looking away from thinking.” — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Lummi & MCLACTom Turner — Image by kenne

The poem “Invisible Man” by Pablo Neruda gets inside me, stirring my very being, mixing the past, present, and images of the future. The poem has short lines making it seem longer than it is. Even so, I’m sharing some of Neruda’s powerful lines, which I have read, reread contemplating thoughts of my brother, Tom, and existential invisibility. 

“they fire against the people, 

which is to say, 

against poetry, 

but my brother 

the poet 

was in love, 

or was suffering 

because all his emotion 

is for the sea, 

he loves remote ports 

for their names, 

and he writes about oceans 

he doesn’t know, 

when life is as full 

as an ear of corn with grain 

he passes by, never knowing 

how to harvest it, 

he rides the waves 

without ever touching land, 

and, occasionally, 

he is profoundly moved 

and melancholy, 

he is too big 

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Ready For Takeoff   1 comment

Ready for Takeoff (Cooper’s Hawk)– Image by kenne

ready for takeoff

flying comes naturally

not a leap of faith

— kenne

Wildflowers (July 30, 2014)– Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Wildflowers (July 30, 2014) — Grunge Art by kenne

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be As Good As Ned!   Leave a comment

It was eleven years ago that I first went on a nature walk with SCVN Ned Harris. Ned was to become my mentor as I was to start my SCVN training in the fall. You can see Ned’s photos on Flickr. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Ned Harris is mySabino CanyonVolunteer Naturalist (SCVN) mentor. He is also a super photographer. So, one might ask, why am I posting one of my photos with one of his photos? Yes, it does seem crazy! But, there is a “method to my madness.”

First, I want to share an example Ned’s photo skills and urge you to visit his Flickr site (Ned Harris’ Photostream) to see more of theGray Hawkpictured below and many other excellent raptors photos — he’s one of the best!

Second, as Ned knows, wildlife photography is all about being at the right place at the right time, and that’s not all luck. You have to help make things happen.

Yesterday we both were out trying to be in the “right place at the right time” — I in Sabino Canyon, Ned inAravaipa Canyon. As I walked in…

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Posted July 19, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

Three Marine Blue Butterflies   1 comment

Three Marine Blue Butterfies On a Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains) — Image by kenne

three is not a crowd

whole field of the present view

things which are before

— kenne

Saguaro Sunrise   1 comment

Saguaro Sunrise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

saguaro sunrise

just above the canyon ridge

shadows in the dark

— kenne


The Lone Hiker   Leave a comment

The Lone Hiker — Photo-Artistry by kenne

now in his eighties
living moment by moment
carries a message

time past time present
both in time future

— kenne

The Desert New Normal   1 comment

The Desert New Normal — Photo-Artistry by kenne

desert’s new normal

higher hot and dry levers

get use to it now

— kenne

Cartoon du jour — Western Drought   Leave a comment

Western Drought — Monte Wolverton

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly   Leave a comment

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly on a Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains, Arizona) — Image by kenne

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

— Ansel Adams

Macromeria   Leave a comment

Macromeria Wildflowers — Image by kenne

rain on the mountain

brings forth many wildflowers

spring blooms in July

— kenne

Scorpionweed   Leave a comment

Scorpionweed — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?
And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn’t that make life a story?”

― from Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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