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Fall Colors — Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

October Colors on Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Fall

Fall, falling, fallen. That’s the way the season
Changes its tense in the long-haired maples
That dot the road; the veiny hand-shaped leaves
Redden on their branches (in a fiery competition
With the final remaining cardinals) and then
Begin to sidle and float through the air, at last
Settling into colorful layers carpeting the ground.
At twilight the light, too, is layered in the trees
In a season of odd, dusky congruences—a scarlet tanager
And the odor of burning leaves, a golden retriever
Loping down the center of a wide street and the sun
Setting behind smoke-filled trees in the distance,
A gap opening up in the treetops and a bruised cloud
Blamelessly filling the space with purples. Everything
Changes and moves in the split second between summer’s
Sprawling past and winter’s hard revision, one moment
Pulling out of the station according to schedule,
Another moment arriving on the next platform. It
Happens almost like clockwork: the leaves drift away
From their branches and gather slowly at our feet,
Sliding over our ankles, and the season begins moving
Around us even as its colorful weather moves us,
Even as it pulls us into its dusty, twilit pockets.
And every year there is a brief, startling moment
When we pause in the middle of a long walk home and
Suddenly feel something invisible and weightless
Touching our shoulders, sweeping down from the air:
It is the autumn wind pressing against our bodies;
It is the changing light of fall falling on us.

— Edward Hirsch (from his 1986 book of poems, Wild  Gratitude)

A Few Wildflowers Remain In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

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7 Falls Oct 2013-8277 blog“Still Adding Color To The Trail” — Images by kenne

ARIZONA WILDFLOWERS

Hanging

on for tomorrow,

Arizona wildflowers.

— kenne

Water Above Sabino Dam   2 comments

Above The Dam-Edit-1-art-blog-2Water Above Sabino Dam — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Yesterday was cloudy to high-clouds day in Sabino Canyon. I was down around the creek and dam area taking fall and wildflower photos. One of the photos was a reflection on the water above the dam. Once the image was on my computer, I flipped it and began to use layers and brushes to create this surreal painting. 

A watchful eye
may have you feel
disoriented,
hallucinatory, or
in a dream —
yes, it’s a
irrational reality. 

— kenne

Late Fall Butterflies   5 comments

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies-art.jpgTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (Taken early this week before leaving for Thanksgiving in southern California.)– Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Early Morning Light Highlights Fall on Mt. Lemmon   3 comments

WILDFLOWER ART-2-blogEarly Morning Light on Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Beneath a yellow fading tree,
As red suns light thee, Autumn-morn,
In wildest rapture let me see
The sweets that most thy charms adorn.

O while my eye the landscape views,
What countless beauties are display’d;
What varied tints of nameless hues, —
Shades endless melting into shade.

— from “Autumn” by John Clare

Bee On Camphorweed Digital Painting — A Taste of Fall   Leave a comment

Hutches PoolBee On Camphorweed — A Taste of Fall Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved —
loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

― Victor Hugo

Changing Colors   Leave a comment

End of Summer Columbine (1 of 1)-2 art blogColumbine Changing Colors — Image by kenne

Yellow, sometimes white
Columbine on the mountain
Late fall, all alone.

— kenne

Sun Through The Trees   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 01-03-12 Dam Area blogSun Through the Trees Near Sabino Creek — Image by kenne

This is autumn by the creek
almost anything can happen.
This is where you will find
the first morning light,
little fish in small stagnant pools —
Do they sense time is running out?

— kenne

 

 

End Of November   Leave a comment

End of November blogEnd of November — Image by kenne

End of November
The canyon has bedded down
Moon rises along.

— kenne

 

Posted November 30, 2017 by kenneturner in Arizona, Fall, Information, Photography, Poetry

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Fall Morning Shadows   2 comments

Morning shadows blogFall Morning Shadows — Image by kenne

 Fall morning shadows
Images moving on the wall
Vanish with the sun.

— kenne

Dried Wildflowers   1 comment

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Seeds-0669 blogDried Wildflowers — Images by kenne

 In the fall
beauty takes on
a different form
changing colors

minus the fresh
softness of spring.

— kenne

Fall Festival Art   1 comment

4th Avenue Street Fair Fall 2012Fall Festival Art by kenne

They enter the mystery festival tents
glowing in the orange sunset.
The heat of summer long gone
leaving behind a soft breeze,
spinning the hanging art.

Time no longer here,
this is just a painting
of what was. And still
I feel the orange sunset
as the breeze gives life to art.

— kenne

Aster Wildflower In Late Fall   1 comment

aster-wildflower-0151-blogAster Wildflower In Late Fall — Image by kenne

Aster wildflower

Near a creek with no water —

No time for weeping.

— kenne

Fall Wildflower   1 comment

Sabino Canyon September 4, 2015-8859 wildflower grunge art blog“Fall Wildflower” — Computer art  by kenne

Nobody cares, particularly, about my grief.

Is there a philosophy book I should read?

There are always the photographs, shinning behind plastic.

Aim, shoot, print: ten years later

one still can’t

copulate with a memory.

We were young once and it was spring.

Sperm drifted to the top of the water between us in the cool lake

like a beautiful bird, fluttering close . . .

Wasn’t it because we were together that the sun shone down on us . . .

The an emptiness followed,

burning up in the heat, the sand and lawns turning white

in the distance.

Now it is fall, the beautiful season.

The moon rises over the sickle-shaped

whir of a combine

edging toward chaos in a cornfield near Asylum Lake

like a cast-off sweatshirt’s pale

blue unravelling.

— from Fall Again by David Dodd Lee

Looking Through The Trees   11 comments

Bear Wallow Leaves“Looking Through The Trees” — Image by kenne

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