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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

Indian Window On The Desert Southwest   Leave a comment

Painted Desert Inn-0093-2 art II blogDesert Southwest (Painted Desert) — Computer Painting by kenne

The water that came last winter is long gone.
“Female rain,” it’s called in Navajo:
the gentle, furtive rains that fall from
overcast skies between November and March….
What we’re waiting for now is male rain.
Big, booming, wait-till-your-father-gets-home cloudbursts
that bully up from Mexico and threaten to rip the sky.

— from Making Peace by Barbara Kingsolver

Capturing The Moment — Gateway To The Desert   1 comment

Baby Jesus TrailGateway to the Desert — Image by kenne

If you love the Sonoran Desert, or never been to the desert southwest, I think you will find this video very interesting, informative and enjoyable — just learned about it this morning.

kenne

Traveling I-10   7 comments

Desert Southwest (1 of 1) blogTraveling I-10 — Image by kenne

Highway I-10 runs

Through the dry rugged southwest,

Miles of unspoiled land.

— kenne

Siesta Shadows Create Colors On The Wall   6 comments

Old Tucson-9417_colors on the wall blogSiesta Shadows Create Colors On The Wall — Image by kenne

When walls become art
The roving eye embraces
Siesta shadows.

— kenne

Desert Sun, Water And Shadows   3 comments

Del Sol_20111229_1052 Water & Shadows blogDesert Sun, Water and Shadows — Image by kenne

The Sonoran Desert’s White Dove   2 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionMission San Xavier del Bac — Images kenne

The White Dove Of The Desert

Imagine this:

Stranger
On horseback

Dark flowing rode
Moving in the breeze

Crossing
The desert southwest

Entering
The village of the

Desert people –
Tohono O’odham

Friendly people

Bonding
With the stranger –

Father Kino
Jesuit priest

Establishing
Third mission —

(Twenty-four total)

Upon which
The current church

Was built
Century later

Reflecting
Baroque architecture

Blossoming
In the desert blue sky

The White Dove
Of the Desert.

kenne

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