Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Tag

Cholitas Woman Going To See Her Granddaughter   3 comments

Cholitas Woman — Images by kenne

It’s a short boat ride
connecting two peninsulas
in Lake Titicaca.

Wrapped in a woolen shawl
she proudly holds her
velvet bowler hat.

Her family waits
in the plaza next to
an Inca God statue

where family members
line up for picture taking
with grandma holding baby.

Until a decade ago
Cholitas women were
banned from public places.

— kenne

Rafting On The Tuichi River   2 comments

BoliviaBalsa Wood Rafting On The Tuichi River In The Bolivian Amazon (8/21/19) — Image by kenne

The fog was beginning to lift,
one hour after breaking camp
on our first full day on the river.

I’m sitting in front with my camera,
Matt paddling behind me as Padro
stands in the rear, steering the raft.

Except for our companion balsa raft,
the river is our’s, stopping only for
fishing and exploring the jungle line.

Padro has promised us that we will
see a jaguar at least once during
time in the Amazon on the Tuichi River.

— kenne

To The Moon   Leave a comment

To the Moon

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever-changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Amaranthus palmeri – Carelessweed   Leave a comment

Amaranthus palmeri – Carelessweed (Near the Tanque Verde Wash in Tucson) — Image by kenne

These plants are often found growing in fields, along roadsides, in drainage areas, and along desert washes.
The spine-tipped flower bracts are prickly (especially when dry) and can scratch bare skin.
Do not walk through a dense patch of dried Carelessweed while wearing shorts.

— kenne

Why Did The Tarantula Cross The Street?   3 comments

Tarantula (Walking in Tanuri Ridge this Morning) — Images by kenne

In a word, SEX!

Generally, when you see tarantulas on the move, it’s males
looking for females. I’m not an expert, but it makes sense to me.

— kenne

 

Hummingbird Art   2 comments

Hummingbird Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The two worst tactical errors you can make
are acting too early
and allowing an opportunity to slip by.”

— Paulo Coelho

 

Greater Roadrunner #2   1 comment

Greater Roadrunner — Image by kenne

It’s true, I often see you running about,
With a limp lizard’s tail hanging from your mouth,
Some have witnessed your familiar antics,
taunting rattlesnakes, eagles, and hairy arachnids.

But my favorite three things have to be,
Your curiosity each time you encounter me,
And how you turn your back to the sun for its heat
(like a tiny matador, feathers erect and sleek).

Finally, I think I must surely admit
That trickster track—your zygodactyl footprint!
How do I know which way you are going?
With two toes facing forward and the back two, back-going.

It doesn’t matter much to me you will see
I just look for the “X” in the sand to guide me.
On the trail of a friend, a cuckoo I know
the Greater Roadrunner, always running, on the go.

— from Roadrunner by Michelle Hedgecock

 

Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #5   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Common Yarrow Wildflower On Mt. Lemmon (09/25/14) — Image by kenne

A Dream Deferred   Leave a comment

Texas Johnny Brown (11/15/09) Image by kenne

A Dream Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

— Langston Hughes 

Butterfly On The Mountain   Leave a comment

The Sea Contracts   2 comments

Outer Banks 2013“The Sea Contracts” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sea contracts.

Hurry, hurry!

The sea will get you.

Run, run!

I was not willing.

— kenne

 

Art Adds Or Takes Away   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear FruitPrickly Pear Fruit — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Prickly Pear Fruit

In capturing the moment,

reality

is rephrased

making use of light and

angles between objects,

creating an illusion

of space and distance —

a new view of reality.

 

The new reality

brings with it

a rhythm,

and sound

resonating

with the soul –

hopefully,

with the viewer.

 

The image

becomes a model

of what is real —

what is real is

imagined –

the affirmation

of nature.

 

The artist adds,

or takes away —

still real,

but totally invented

and fully imagined –

the objectification

of feeling.

 

The new reality

is shaped

and nurtured

from the past,

erased and reinvented —

if the artist is lucky

the new image

will seem more real

and more true.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   3 comments

Black Swallowtail

Pipevine SwallowtailPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On Thistle — Images by kenne

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness, and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

— An Irish Blessing 

 

Yellow-eyed Junco On The Forest Floor   1 comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Yellow-eyed Junco (Coronado National Forest) — Image by kenne

Yellow-eyed Juncos shuffle through the leaf litter of pine and pine-oak forests with fire in their eyes—
a bright yellow-orange gleam that instantly sets them apart from the more widespread
Dark-eyed Junco. Otherwise, they share many of the markings of the “Red-backed”
form of Dark-eyed Junco, including a gray head, two-toned bill, reddish-brown back,
and white outer tail feathers that flash when they fly. This specialty of the southwestern U.S.
also occurs in mountain forests through Mexico to Guatemala. — Source: allaboutbirds.org

Raven On A Rock   Leave a comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Raven On A Rock with Bearded penstemon Wildflowers — Image by kenne

 

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