Archive for the ‘Edward Abbey’ Tag

Black Swallowtail Photo Essay– Signs of Spring   6 comments

Black Swallowtail Photo Essay– Signs of Spring by kenne (Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ, February 24, 2018) 

Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place, trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains. Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars. At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with excitement—mating season.

— Edward Abbey

Western Corral   3 comments

Western Carral B&W blog.jpgWestern Corral — Image by kenne

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome,
dangerous, leading to most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

— Edward Abbey


Wildflower Art   Leave a comment

Heartleaf Goldeneye-1256 art blogHeartleaf Goldeneye (April 13, 2017) — Computer Art by kenne

But it’s all still there in my heart and soul.

The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure —

they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days to come,

like a treasure found and then, voluntarily, surrendered.

Returned to the mountains with my blessing.

It leaves a golden glowing on the mind.”

— from Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside” by Edward Abbey, 

Cranesbill Geranium: Geranium caespitosum   Leave a comment

Cranesbill Geranium (1 of 1) art blogCranesbill Geranium:  Geranium caespitosum (Mt. Lemmon, August 5, 2016) — Image by kenne

“For myself I hold no preferences among flowers,
so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. 
Bricks to all greenhouses! 
Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!”

–Edward Abbey  


Mesquite Bean Pods   2 comments

Mesquite pods (1 of 1)-Art blogMesquite Bean Pods — Computer Painting by kenne

“I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for any book ever written.
One square mile of living desert is worth a hundred ‘great books’ –
and one brave deed is worth a thousand.”

— Edward Abbey


Grunge Art Desert Landscape   2 comments

Grunge Desert Landscape (1 of 1)-2 blogGrunge Art Desert Landscape — Image by kenne

“Beyond the wall of the unreal city … there is another world waiting for you. It is the old true world of the deserts, the mountains, the forests, the islands, the shores, the open plains. Go there. Be there. Walk gently and quietly deep within it. And then —

May your trails be dim, lonesome, stony, narrow, winding and only slightly uphill. May the wind bring rain for the slickrock potholes fourteen miles on the other side of yonder blue ridge. May God’s dog serenade your campfire, may the rattlesnake and the screech owl amuse your reverie, may the Great Sun dazzle your eyes by day and the Great Bear watch over you by night.”

― Edward Abbey

The Spirit That Is Me   2 comments

juniper tree (1 of 1) grunge art blogJuniper Tree, Spirit That Is Me — Image by kenne

“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a Juniper tree or the wings of a vulture
— that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.”

— Edward Abbey

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