John Lennon — Thirty Years Out   3 comments

This morning I was going through some of my December postings over the years. This one on John Lennon was December 2010.

“You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one”

May the spirit of Lennon always be with us.

Becoming is Superior to Being

Lennon Image Source: Google Images

“Where were you when . . .?”

Whether asked the question or thinking to yourself, we often recall years later what we were doing when we first heard of a sad happening. With today being the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, thoughts on time and place are reviewed.  I was in my small apartment on a rainy cold night just off the campus of Western Kentucky University. If I had a TV, I don’t recall because I was usually listening to music on the radio.  Then, as now, music is a part of my daily existence, and the beauty of Lennon’s music is its ability to make you think and help you answer questions.

In December of 1980, Lennon had only recently turned forty, and I was about to reach the same age.  We shared little besides years of life and his music…

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Posted December 9, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

Black Saddlebags Dragonfly — Two Photos   Leave a comment


Dragonfly Black Saddlebags-blog.jpgBlack Saddlebags Dragonfly — Images by kenne


After the Rains   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon (1 of 1)-painting-blogAfter the Rains (Bear Canyon Trail in Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Bear Canyon Trail
Leads the way to many
Sabino Canyon trails
Providing many options 
For winter desert hikers.

Visitors and snowbirds
Flock to the canyon
To escape cabin fever,
In the Sonoran Desert
Sharing Instagram photos.

— kenne


Early December Snow On The Mountains   Leave a comment

Mt Lemmon (1 of 1)-blogEarly December Snow On The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

I hold the most archaic
values on earth:

— the fertility of the soul
— the magic of the animals
— the power-vision in solitude
— the love & ecstasy of the dance
— the common work of the tribe

— Gary Snyder

This is posted as we watch severe weather, rain, and snow across the southeast states. Our snow at the higher elevations of the surrounding mountains is nothing — stay dry and warm dear friends and family.

Come Sit With Me Under The Clouds   2 comments

Clouds on the Mountains blog“Come Sit With Me Under The Clouds” — Image by kenne

And the world cannot be discovered
by a journey of miles,
no matter how long,
but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch,
very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet,
and learn to be at home.

— Wendell Berry, The Unforeseen Wilderness

All Souls Procession   Leave a comment

All Souls ProcessionAll Souls Procession — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Blue light parade
Souls passing by
In celebration
Of a new life
Continuing on.

— kenne

The Gray Clouds Of December   3 comments

After December Showers-Art-Edit-1-painting-blog.jpgSun Breaking Through Mountain Clouds — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The gray clouds of December
bring winter rains to the desert,
snow to the mountains high.
At day’s end, the sun shines through
just in time for Friday’s happy hour
at the Monsoon Bar in Tucson.
Street flooding begins to drain away
still deep enough to splash walkers
now freed from the day-long rains.

— kenne


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