Archive for the ‘B & W Photography’ Tag

HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY, KATELYN   2 comments

Katelyn with Her Aunt Kate (July 2021)

When you look at me, you see the past.
When I look at you, I see the future and
Feel good about things to come.

— kenne

White-lined Sphinx Moth   1 comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth — Image by kenne

White-lined sphinx moths are among the largest flying insects of the deserts, with adult wingspans exceeding 5 inches.
Larvae can be just as long, up to 5 inches, with most having a prominent horn at the rear of their fleshy body.
When alarmed, these larvae rear up their heads in a threatening sphinx-like posture and may emit a thick,
green substance from their mouths.

The body of the white-lined sphinx moth ranges in length from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. It has a prominent brown head,
a brown thorax with 6 white stripes and a brown abdomen with paired dark spots on each segment.
The forewings are brown with a buff-colored band from base to tip and veins outlined in white.
The hind wings are pink, turning to dark brown near the margins.

Source: http://www.desertusa.com

On The Streets Of Savannah   Leave a comment

On The Streets of Savannah — Image by kenne

down and out in Savannah
people passing by Sorry Charlie’s
probably don’t know the name
of the man sleeping on the bench
where customers will wait for dinner
at Savannah’s premier oyster bar.

hard times on Savannah streets
an armrest for a pillow
knowing little about the man
with a bandage hand, broken angle
a bottle of water on the ground
near a cap and sunglasses

there is some tragic irony
of a homeless man sleeping
on the street outside 

Sorry Charlie’s Oster Bar
in the historic Gibbins Building
in the Ellis Square neighborhood

— kenne

Edmond Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama   Leave a comment

Edmond Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama (Road Trip, August 10, 2021) — Images by kenne

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying
the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

Monsoon Clouds   2 comments

Monsoon Clouds in B & W — Image by kenne

desert clear blue skies

making room for monsoon clouds

and much needed rain

— kenne

Canyon View In Black and White   Leave a comment

Canyon View In B&W — Image by kenne

“Our continual mistake is that we do not concentrate upon the present day, the actual hour, of our life;
we live in the past or the future; we are continually expecting the coming of some special moment
when our life will unfold itself in its full significance. And we do not notice that life is flowing
like water through our fingers, sifting like precious grain from a loosely fastened bag.”

— Alexander Elchaninov

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Giant Saguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Along the mountain ridges,
      Across the desert floor;
      Arms like verdant armor,
      Stalwarts guard our door.
Shading for the lizard,
      Haven for the wren,
      Source of inspiration,
      For past and present men.

–Earl Bloss, “Saguaros,” in Arizona Highways, 1973

Windswept Trail   Leave a comment

Windswept Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains (This area was burned 18 years ago.) — Image by kenne

time passed since the burn

was called the aspen fire

many square miles chared

— kenne

White-lined Sphinx Moth   Leave a comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth — Image by kenne

Interesting creature —
is it a bird, a plane or
a white-lined sphinx moth?

— kenne

 

San Pablo De Tiquina, Bolivia   Leave a comment

San Pablo De Tiquina, Bolivia (August 2019) — B&W HDR Image by kenne

San Pablo de Tiquina is a small town on the Strait of Tiquina. This passage connects the larger and smaller parts
of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, connecting the road to the tourist town of Copacabana.

— kenne

Hawley Lake   Leave a comment

Hawley Lake On the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the White Mountains — Image by kenne

Cow grazes near shore

Storms build over the mountains

Lake now down two feet.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Is Dry!   4 comments

Mt. Lemmon Is Dry — Image by kenne

The Summer monsoon officially starts today.

However, nature didn’t get the message.

Whether in the desert valley or the mountains

the drought continues to preach the southwest.

Will this monsoon season be another nonsoom?

kenne

Walking With The Girl   Leave a comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

Walking with the girl

I miss her stroking my soul

A watchtower’s voice.

— kenne

Hawking Pizza In Tucson   Leave a comment

Hawking Pizza In Tucson — Image by kenne

Hot days of summer

One hundred ten in Tucson

Always pizza time.

— kenne

To the man, to the woman . . .   2 comments

Photo-Artistry by kenne

To the man, to the woman
who utilized their
energies, goodness, strength,
anger, love, tenderness,
to those who truly
alive
flowered,
and in their sensuality matured,
let us not apply
the measure
of a time
that may be
something else, a mineral
mantle, a solar
bird, a flower,
something, maybe,
but not a measure.
Time, metal
or bird, long
petiolate flower,
stretch
through
man’s life,
shower him
with blossoms
and with
bright
water
or with hidden sun.
I proclaim you
road,
not shroud,
a pristine
ladder
with treads
of air,
a suit lovingly
renewed
through springtimes
around the world.

— from Ode To Age by Pablo Neruda

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