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Carpenter Bee Computer Art   1 comment

Carpenter Bee (1 of 1) art blog

Carpenter Bee (1 of 1)-2 art blogCarpenter Bee Computer Art by kenne

Towering Clouds — A Follow-up   2 comments

Storm Clouds (1 of 1) blogThis is an image taken a few hours after the previous posting, “Towering Clouds”
— Image by kenne

Climate Change: Do You Feel The Heat   Leave a comment

Turkey Creek Trail

“Climate Change: Do You Feel The Heat?” — Image by kenne

If you ask me
to show you God,
I will point to the sun,
or a tree,
or a warm.

But if you say,
“You mean, then,
that God is the sun,
the tree,
the worm,

and all other things?” —
I shall have to say
that you have
missed the point
entirely.

— Alan W. Watts

The New Condition Of Our Condition   4 comments

burnhardt-winery-sunset-blog_artIncoming Sunlight — Image by kenne

Insolation Controls in the Age of Anthropocene
(Understanding Global Warming)

Anthropocene
newly coined
unknown to
Joe the . . . ,
a new human
condition
argued as
invalid
only to be
based
on the invalid
alignment of
insolations
maxima and minima
questioning the new
condition
of our condition

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Schefflera Bonsai   6 comments

schefflera plant-7913 art blogSchefflera Bonsai Painting — Image by kenne

Schefflera bonsai
Surviving the desert heat
In a small planter.

Indestructible
A full-sized brassaia
In shade with water.

  — kenne

(This bonsai started life in the sub-tropic climate of the gulf coast many years ago. We moved it with us to Tucson where it loss its leaves, but has come back strong. I will be trimming it back and repotting this winter — life goes on in the desert for this indestructible bonsai.)

“The Fire Debt Is Finally Coming Due”   5 comments

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David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star

“Much of the West is now a giant tinderbox, literally ready to combust. Yet thanks to fire suppression, the consequences have been postponed for decades.

“When you look at the long record, you see fire and climate moving together over decades, over centuries, over thousands of years,” said pyrogeographer Jennifer Marlon of Yale University, who earlier this year co-authored a study of long-term fire patterns in the American West.

“Then, when you look at the last century, you see the climate getting warmer and drier, but until the last couple decades the amount of fire was really low. We’ve pushed fire in the opposite direction you’d expect from climate,” Marlon said.

The fire debt is finally coming due.”

— Jennifer Marlon — Source: New York Times 

Capturing The Moment — Sonoran Monsoon   Leave a comment

Low CloudsSonoran Monsoon — Image by kenne

Sonoran Monsoon

Earlier in the day
I was hiking in the sky
where it rained —

 the top of the world is greener.

Now I stand
below and dry
flagstone at my feet —

rubbing my dry eyes.

Trying to summon tears
signaling the clouds above
for more than a few drops —

impossible to talk
about the loneliness.

— kenne

 

Something Cool To Look At On A Hot Day In The Southwest   3 comments

Fredric   Goldfish 3165 blogThis makes me feel cool, it’s 109 today.– Image by kenne

Hot Dry Temps Bring On The Sonoran Monsoon?   5 comments

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13
View south over Tucson from the Box Camp trail (approximately 7,500′ in the low 80’s) in the Santa Catalina Mountains as triple digit temperatures show signs of pulling moisture from the south.  Maybe the monsoon is on the way — let’s hope.
— Panorama image by kenne

 

Walking With A Friend   Leave a comment

Tom on the Beach Art I framed II blogWalking with a Friend — Image by kenne

This past spring my friend Tom and I had planned on going to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to spend a few days fishing. About a week before the trip, Tom had his sixth and last chemo treatment. He had gone through the previous treatments with few side-effects, but this one really made walking very difficult. We still made the trip knowing fishing was not likely. We still has a very good time.

One of the things we did was gone for walks along the beach. Previous posting have chronicled our trip, but I had forgotten that I had also taken some photos and video with my iPhone, which I share here.

Tom is in remission and is current fishing with his son in Wales.

kenne

Understanding Global Warming   2 comments

dubai-aerial-anthropocene-615National Geographic “Age of Man” March 2011

Insolation Controls in the Age of Anthropocene
(Understanding Global Warming)

Anthropocene
newly coined term
a human condition
questioned by
the extreme right
argued as
alignment of
insolations
maxima and minima
questioning the new
condition
of our condition

kenne

Water in the Anthropocene from WelcomeAnthropocene on Vimeo.

Earth, Sky And Padre Kino   2 comments

Nogales“Earth, Sky and Tumacácori” — Image 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

Second Annual Festival Kino Celebration
at Tumacácori National Historical Park

Overheard At The Tucson Folk Festival   6 comments

Tucson Folk Festival 2013 Fitzsimmons Art28th Annual Tucson Folk Festival Art Done By The Arizona Daily Star Cartoonist, David Fitzsimmons

Two skeletons were lying in the sun
at the Tucson Folk Festival
one saying to the other,
“yea, but it’s dry heat!”

Morning Walk On The Puerto Peñasco Beach   4 comments

Rocky PointPuerto Peñasco Beach — Image by kenne

I walk Puerto Peñasco beach
toward the morning sunrise.

Puddles of water abandoned by the tide
run together channeling to the sea.

Gaining speed turning backs to my eyes
sliding on the sea of stone.

Leaving behind reflections
channeling thoughts of storms past.

Above, the dragon birds fly shallow waters
in search of day treasures trembling below.

kenne

Dark Desert Grassland   8 comments

Italian Springs 2013Dark Desert Grassland — Image by kenne

I am the desert trail

wondering

through dark grasslands

alone

but not lonely

clothed

with gladness

embraced

by the 

mountain ranges

I separate

providing

a sandy channel

for mountain rains

to wash

the desert soul

never

to be wash away.

kenne

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