Archive for the ‘B & W Photography’ Tag

Sprint for Life, April 30, 2010   1 comment

Joy and James, MD Anderson Sprint for Life, April 30, 2010 — Image by kenne

Eyes tell the story

runners finishing the run

near the finish line.

— kenne

Abandoned Cars   Leave a comment

Abandoned Cars In The Black Mountains Near Oatman, Arizona (12/27/2012) — Image by kenne
 

“The difference between a good mechanic and a bad one, like the difference between a good mathematician and a bad one,
is precisely this ability to select the good facts from the bad ones on the basis of quality.

 
― from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
 

Black Mountains Highway   Leave a comment

Black Mountains Highway Into The Sunset In Northwest Arizona — Image by kenne

“And soon it is nothing but beautiful warmth and wind and speed and sun down the empty road.
Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.”

— from Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Clouds Float By   1 comment

Clouds — Image by kenne

Clouds float by

Just like ships at sea

In the sky.

— kenne

Village Of Elgin Wine Tasting Room   Leave a comment

Village of Elgin, Arizona, Wine Tasting Room (June 23, 2018) — Image by kenne

One day in June
we tosted raising
a glass with new 
friends on the road
I quoted the poet
sounding effete:
“Oh, it was a brave
man who drink one.”
Feeling brave, we
proceeded to drink.

— kenne

Check Engine Light Is On   3 comments

Somewhere in the Dark

My check engine light is on.

You know the one that comes on

even when everything seems fine,

but you know that it’s only a matter

of time before everything comes to a full stop?

Yeah. That.

My check engine light is on.

— kenne

Sunflowers In Light and Shadow   Leave a comment

Sunflowers In Black & White — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

— Leo Tolstoy

Sky Island Scenic Byway   1 comment

Catalina Highway (Sky Island Scenic Byway) through Hoodoo pinnacle area. — Panorama Image by kenne

Hoodoo pinnacles

Scenic diversity charm

Rocks stacked over time.

— kenne

Abstract Art, 2006   Leave a comment

“These Fellings” — B & W Abstract by kenne

You know it ain’t easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
There’s no words to describe it
In French or in English

`cause diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I’m telling you

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out lately
Whenever you come around me

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that
Time will take them away
But these feelings won’t go away

— Clarence Copeland Greenwood

The Old Days — No Words   Leave a comment

The Old Days — Image by kenne

Japanese Garden   Leave a comment

Japanese Garden, Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (March 31, 2022) — Image by kenne

In the world, nothing is a walk in the park.

Those that try to succeed quickly,

are those that fail quickly.

When people act, 

hope is inevitably born.

Hope is humanity’s life force

As long as one doesn’t lose that,

a person does not age in vain.

本多 静六 (Honda Seiroku) 

Mother’s Boy   5 comments

Mother’s Boy (August 26, 2006) — Image by Joy

In the summer of 2006, we spent three months trying to get rid of a systemic infection that resulted from hip surgery.
Mother passed away on September 8, 2006, only a couple of weeks after Joy took this picture.
Everyone had convinced me that she was ready to stop fighting —
the pain was too much.

— kenne

*****

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

— C. S. Lewis

Old Age   Leave a comment

Turkey Vultures — Image by kenne

“Old age isn’t a battle, old age is a massacre.”

― Philip Roth

White-lined Sphinx Moth In Black & White   Leave a comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth in Black & White by kenne

Designed for rapid flight, Sphinx Moths are shaped like airplanes and can clock speeds just over 30 miles per hour.
They’re also known as a hawk or hummingbird moths for similar flight patterns. Various sphinx moths
have been mistaken for bats and bees. Some can hover like hummingbirds while feeding. Sphinx moths
have the world’s longest tongue among moths and butterflies. They can draw nectar from narrow, tubular flowers
that are too deep for bees to reach. When not in use, the tongue rolls up. Many moths are a mottled brown,
but some have very colorful wing patterns. — Source: Discover Nature Notes

Doubtful Canyon Coyote Fence   Leave a comment

Doubtful Canyon Coyote Fence — Image by kenne

“Some nights we can see light of fires as Indians dance
And the eyes of God shine through the coyote fence.”

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