Archive for the ‘Ft. Collins’ Tag

A Christmas Family Album   12 comments

(Click on any image to see in a slideshow format.)

Christmas Over The Last Couple of Decades — Images by kenne 

Hope On The Move   Leave a comment

HopeComming To Texas blogComputer Art by kenne

In August of 2011, I created this artwork from a photo daughter Kate took the first time they left Ft. Collins. At that time they were moving back to Texas, but the stay didn’t last long before they moved back to Ft. Collins. 

When they made a move back to Texas, I did a blog posting, “Hope is Coming to Texas.” Hope is now on the move again from Ft. Collins but this time to New Hampshire. The journey begins today, and once again they will see wind turbines. 

The wind turbines keep on turning and Kate, like me keep chasing them like Don Quixote — “The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.” 

In the posting six years ago I shared the following poem. Since I haven’t yet written one on Kate and family’s latest move, this one will have to suffice.

Windmills of Hope

Arriving in Texas 
where pickups are still king

Yellow buses grazing 
under a cotton-ball sky

Extreme traffic on the right
sensible on the left

Just remember
I ain’t your dude

You can’t buy me with
a “Two-Step” lottery card

Make it a beer or two
at the old saloon

Times are different
so continue lying to me 


Colorado State University Annual Trial Garden Photos (July 31, 2017)   Leave a comment

Field Cresent Butterfly-3071 framed blogField Cresent Butterfly in Colorado State University Annual Trial Garden (July 31, 2017) — Image by kenne

The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region.  Source: Colorado State University

CSU Annual Trail Garden Images by kenne


Truth Never Dies   1 comment

Katie's Painting - 99 framedGuest Artist, Katie Turner Bailey

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Truth never dies. The ages come and go.
    The mountains wear away, the stars retire.
Destruction lays earth’s mighty cities low;
    And empires, states and dynasties expire;
But caught and handed onward by the wise,
    Truth never dies.

Though unreceived and scoffed at through the years,
    Though made the butt of ridicule and jest,
Though held aloft for mockery and jeers,
    Denied by those of transient power possessed,
Insulted by the insolence of lies,
    Truth never dies.

It answers not. It does not take offense,
    But with a mighty silence bides its time.
As some great cliff that braves the elements
    And lifts through all the storms its head sublime,
It ever stands, uplifted by the wise,
    And never dies.

As rests the Sphinx amid Egyptian sands;
    As looms on high the snowy peak and crest;
As firm and patient as Gibraltar stands,
    So truth, unwearied, waits the era blest
When men shall turn to it with great surprise.
    Truth never dies.

— Anonymous

Peace of Mind   Leave a comment

Motorcycle Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blog zenSunset image on the back of Matt Bailey’s motorcycle by Katie Turner Bailey, computer art rendering by kenne

“Peace of mind produces right values,

right values produce right thoughts.

Right thoughts produce right actions

and right actions produce work

which will be a material reflection

for others to see of the serenity

at the center of it all.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

Bee On Yellow Flower   1 comment

flower-bee-1-of-1-blogBee On Yellow Flower — Image by kenne

Yellow in my eye

Wings on my shoulders to fly

Work until I die.

— kenne

Kate Captures The Moment   1 comment

Poudre River (1 of 1)-2 Kate Art blogKate Captures The Moment — Image by kenne

All photographs

are memento mori.

To take a photograph

is to participate

in another person’s (or thing’s)

mortality, vulnerability, mutability.

Precisely by slicing

out this moment and freezing it,

all photographs testify to

time’s relentless melt.

— Susan Sontag


Wildflowers On The Banks Of The Poudre River   Leave a comment

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Wildflowers along the banks of the Poudre River (September 14, 2014) — Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

Capturing The Moment — Mother and Son   6 comments

Kate & Jaxon (1 of 1) 1x1_edit blog“Mother and Son” Katie Turner Bailey & Kenne Jaxon Bailey (September 14, 2014) — Image by kenne

She is special.

The gate-keeper

To his life,

Knowing when to open

When to close —





She is special,

She is a

Mother —

He is special.

— kenne

A Barrel Cactus Protected For The Winter   Leave a comment

Poudre River Wildflowers (1 of 1)-4 blogI live in the Sonoran Desert where cacti are abundant.
But I photographed this little guy alone the Poudre River, northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado.
This cactus looks like some type of barrel cactus. (September 14, 2014)
— Image by kenne

A Sunday Outing Along The Poudre River   1 comment

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My daughter, Kate and her family (Matt, Nick and Jaxon) and I walked a trail near the Poudre River northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado (September 14, 2014).
Click on and of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format,or view the images in my Flickr account. 
I have other photos of this beautiful country I will be sharing in future postings. — Images by kenne

A Flower On My Wall   2 comments

Flower Garden (1 of 1)-10 Wall Flower blog“My Wallflower”  (Field Aster)– Image by kenne

You are my wallflower,

captured in a garden

showcasing nature’s beauty,

where others have

a destiny with

 the first frost.

Your destiny is mine,

continuing to provide

pleasure to my eyes.

— kenne

Let’s Go Panning For Gold In The Poudre River   Leave a comment

Poudre River Gold (1 of 1) blogGold In The Sand In The Poudre River, Northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado (September 14, 2014) — Image by kenne


Flower and Bee — CSU Trial Garden   2 comments

Flower Garden (1 of 1)-3 blogFlower and Bee, Colorado State University Trial Garden (September 13, 2014) — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Squirrel with Sunflower Seeds   8 comments

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Flower Garden (1 of 1)-7 blogSquirrel Eating Sunflower Seeds in The CSU Trial Gardens, Ft. Collins (September 13, 2014) — Images by kenne

Frost the night before

Leaving flowers bent over

Food for the squirrels.

— kenne

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