Archive for the ‘4th of July’ Tag

Katelyn Spends The 4th Of July Holiday In Tucson   4 comments

Katelyn & Dave (1 of 1)-10 Art blog framed

Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled imaged to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

Granddaughter Katelyn and son Kenne David left this morning, returning to Houston after four-plus days here in Tucson. This was their second visit after three years. We made an effort to do as much as possible in the desert summer and the beginning of the monsoon season, which began while they were here.

Photos of Katelyn and poetry about her have been part of several posting over the last ten years — she will be eleven this September. Here’s one of the poems:

The Eyes Tell You

Little girls have a mysterious power,
But not all can feel it – when she does,
You can see it in her eyes.

As she matures, she is driven
To climb the tower of perfection,
Always resisting her own indifference.

Her enigmatic power is needed
To stir the artist inside,
To triumph over the unenlightened.

In her own way, she will find something new,
Something never before encountered
Placing art in a world void of feeling.

Inventive, she will act,
Sometimes seeking out failure
In order to turn it into a triumph.

Once her power is transformed
By the magical virtue of art,
Loving and understanding becomes simpler.

# # # # #

Now that they return home, I ponder —

Children and grandchildren

are the beautiful mysteries

that drive our emotions 

stirring each moment we share,

not knowing if the same emotions

transcend each communication in the moment,

ending in emotional question marks.

kenne

“This Land Is Your Land, . . .” — Let’s Stop Letting The Best Of Us Slip Away!   5 comments

The WaveVermillion Cliffs National Monument Located on the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona — Image by kenne

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
words and music by Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me

As I was walkin’ – I saw a sign there
And that sign said – no tress passin’
But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!

In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office – I see my people
And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’
If this land’s still made for you and me.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

 

The 4th at Tanuri Ridge   8 comments

Tanuri Ridge Looking Toward The Tucson Country Club – Image by kenne

Neighbors in Tanuri Ridge  gathered in the street of Country Club Vista Circle for a close-up view of fireworks at the nearby Tucson Country Club. Kind of a “taking it to the streets” 4th.

Image by — kenne

Video Clip

Posted July 5, 2010 by kenneturner in Photography, video

Tagged with , ,

%d bloggers like this: