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First Time In Awhile   3 comments

Jim and John Walking to the Broadway Trailhead In Saguaro National Park. — Images by kenne

Yesterday morning and this morning, it’s been cool enough to consider hiking in the desert.
So, when Tom called yesterday and asked me to go hiking, I felt a rush of energy pinned up since the spring.
Normally the hot desert days drive us up to Mt. Lemmon to hit the mountain trails.
However, this summer, the trails have been closed because of the Big Horn Fire.
So, this morning Jim, John, Tom, and I met at the usual meeting place outside the Bear Canyon branch
of the Pima County Library to mask-up and carpool to one of the many park trailheads.

Here in Tucson, we are not currently experiencing the orange sky the forest fires have created in California.
But, we have a haze covered sky coming from the many fires in the western states, making it easy to look directly at the sun.

Signs of our prolonged drought are everywhere. Even normally, drought-resistant plants are struggling.

We spent about 2 1/2 hours hiking various trails and washes in the Park. My friends have been hiking
these trails much longer than I, and if you are wondering, I’m the youngest of us.

HAPPY FEET!

Reflections In The Water   Leave a comment

Whitewater Draw January 2014-9628-Reflections-72Reflections In The Water (Whitewater Draw) — Image by kenne

We stand together

Reflecting togetherness

Legs in the water.

— kenne

Valentines Dinner with Friends in Puerto Peñasco   Leave a comment

Valentines DinnerMG-3759 blog.jpgValentines Dinner with Friends Patty and Tom Markey in Puerto Peñasco (February 14, 2018)

Our dinner with friends
Was a very special time
On a special day.

— kenne

Friends   Leave a comment

Cactus & Yellow Flower_blogFriends — Computer Art by kenne

Here not by a choice
She is young and beautiful
He old and prickly.

— kenne

Texas Blues Friends At Papa’s Ice House   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATexas Blues Friends at Papa’s Ice House in The Woodlands, Texas (June 2002)

Capturing The Moment — Rodeo Weekend ‘Friday With Friends’   Leave a comment

Friday with Friends -- 02-15-13

Tucson Rodeo Weekend ‘Friday with Friends’ — Images by kenne

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Capturing The Moment — Want To Share Some Shade?   1 comment

“Want To Share Some Shade?” — Image by kenne

Some shade from the sun

Is always better than none

When in the desert.

kenne

 

Remembering Mean Gene Kelton — One Year Out   1 comment

Mean Gene Kelton — Image by kenne

One year ago today, our very good friend, Mean Gene Kelton died in an auto accident. I first met Gene at a Houston Blues Society (HBS) board meeting we were attending to explore how a group we were forming, Friends of the Blues — Montgomery County, might work with HBS. The focus of our group was an educational series on the Blues, which would be offered through the continuing education department at Montgomery College. Gene expressed an interest in being a part of our new project, and for the next year he and Joni would drive from Baytown to The Woodlands once a week — to say the least, we were impressed and appreciative of their involvement. That kind of support and commitment says more than words as to the kind of man Mean Gene Kelton was.

Over the past decade I had plenty of opportunity to photograph Gene, and in recent years to also video some of his gigs. (See links below.) As fate would have it, Joy and I were in Houston over the holidays last year and were planning on being at his New Years day matinée at Rowdy Bucks in Crosby, Texas, which we had also attended two-years earlier. The video on this post contains clips from the events that followed Gene’s tragic death.

Tragedy

Brings shock and uncertainty –

Shocked,

By sudden erratic change,

Evading control –

Uncertainty,

For the future.

In the end, it’s

How we act that

Serves to

Nurture new beginnings.

kenne

Blog Postings

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/gene-kelton-ken-marys-blues-project-may-5-2008/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/mean-gene-kelton-the-corner-pub/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/20-years-and-out-mean-gene-kelton-the-texas-saloon/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/mean-gene-kelton-westfield-by-the-railroad/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/capturing-the-moment-mean-gene-kelton-t-99-nelson/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/capturing-the-moment-memories-of-mean-gene/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/they-call-it-stormy-monday-mr-v-with-mean-gene-kelton-the-die-hards-revisited/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/mean-gene-kelton-the-corner-pub-august-2008/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/mean-gene-you-gave-so-much-now-its-our-turn/

https://kenneturner.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/mr-mrs-v-kpft-remember-mean-gene-kelton/

Flickr Sets

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennetu/sets/72157612015323911/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennetu/sets/72157604902077550/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennetu/sets/72157604138948800/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennetu/sets/72157602416286003/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennetu/sets/72157601104138219/

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_r6fJhiRAE&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g86mC0Y5TV8&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuQRp-2g2fs&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WooiK2tMfuo&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIzt8CFM8CQ&

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