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Cattails By A Sonoran Creek   Leave a comment

Cattails By A Sonoran Desert Creek — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sonoran desert

a very diverse place

wildflowers take turns

blooming so visitors

can always see them — 

what a beautiful world.

— kenne

Doubtful Pass Signposts   Leave a comment

Doubtful Canyon Weekend Dec 2012Doubtful Pass Signposts –  Image by kenne

The trouble with our age is all signposts and no destination.

Louis Kronenberger

Painted Desert — B&W Photo   6 comments

Painted Desert-0084-B&W-72Painted Desert– B&W Image by kenne

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives
as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild,
the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of
civilization itself.”

― from Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, 

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument Panorama   3 comments

The WaveVermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

A Beautiful land under attack
Managed by people who don’t
Care for its natural beauty.

Steep eroded escarpments
Exposing hundreds of layers
Of richly colored rock strata.

A lost land filled with hoodoos,
Slot canyons, towering cliffs with
Undulating curves of sandstone.

— kenne

 

 

 

 

Serious Birders   Leave a comment

Serious Birders-72Serious Birders (Tubac, Arizona — March 2018) — Image by kenne

Scopes and cameras

Black hawks on the horizon

Serious birders.

— kenne

Posted February 25, 2020 by kenneturner in Birds, Information, Photography

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Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell   Leave a comment

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Antelope Canyon (1 of 1)-10-72Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell — Images by kenne

 

Joshua Tree   Leave a comment

joshua-tree-1-of-1-6-b-w-blogJoshua Tree — Image by kenne

The splendor of the Joshua tree
is as unique and identifiable
to the Mohave Desert
as the majestic saguaro cactus
is to the Sonoran Desert.

— kenne

The Open Road   1 comment

Christmas 2012The Open Road — Image by kenne

“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me, leading me wherever I choose…

Allons! whoever you are! come forth!

You must not stay sleeping and dallying there in the house, though you built it, or though it has been built for you….

Allons! be not detain’d!…

Allons! the road is before us!”

— Walt  Whitman

Earth, Sky and Tumacácori   Leave a comment

Nogales“Earth, Sky and Tumacácori” — Photo Artistry by kenne

A priestly man
once traveled
the desert southwest

mounted a horse
armed only with love
a force without
a presidio of soldiers

connecting with people
of many tribes

building adobe missions
each opened to the morning sun
located within walking distance
understanding the desert paradox.

— kenne

The Clouds Above   Leave a comment

CloudsThe Clouds Above — Image by kenne

Silence accepts their shape
Each a face in the sky
Changing as beams of light
Shine on their own truth.

— kenne

Intoxicated by the Possible   Leave a comment

The Wave March 2012 - 2012-03-21 11-11-07 tree branch_art II blog“Just a Broken Limb” — Digital Art by kenne

Just A Broken Limb

Broken by the storm
Tumbled by the wind
Pebbled by the sand
Captured by the rock

How far I have come
From what I was
Lost between was and now
Never to go home again

Resting against the rock
Disguised as a twig
Knowing all that matters
Intoxicated by the possible

kenne

Posted April 7, 2018 by kenneturner in Arizona, Information, Photoshop, Poetry

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Desert Eunuchs   4 comments

Christmas 2012Desert Eunuchs — Image by kenne

left naked  

in the sun

skin burned

power seized

desire lost

eunuchs

of the desert

no one to serve

— kenne

Posted January 25, 2018 by kenneturner in Arizona, Information, Photography, Poetry

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Tonight We Ride   Leave a comment

Sunset Canyon Shadows_Panorama1 grunge art blogSunset Canyon Shadows — Grunge Art by kenne

Tonight we ride
in the dark shadows 
of sunset canyon 

crossing the border
in the moonlight
down the dusty trail

where the ashes
of the past stir
volver, volver.

— kenne

 

Vineyard   1 comment

Vineyard-2798_art blogVineyard — Computer Art by kenne

Vineyards

When strolling through arbors
choosing poems to intoxicate you,
luxurious good taste demands
I select certain reddish vines.

Your shimmering petals
show succulence.
I desire to swallow you
like vivid heady lines.

— Cleatus Rattan

Border Ranch Painting   Leave a comment

Willow Springs Ranch-0008 art. II blogPainting by kenne

Crossing The Border 

Senescence begins
And middle age ends
The day your descendants
Outnumber your friends. 

— Ogden Nash
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