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Desert Rosemallow (Hibiscus coulteri)   Leave a comment

Desert Rosemallow Hibiscus coulteri-72.jpgDesert Rosemallow (Hibiscus coulteri) — Image by kenne

We spent the day
driving in the rain
from Houston to Ft. Stockton,
before that
five days of no sun.

This posting
is in preparation
for our return to
the Sonoran Desert
and springtime.

— kenne

A Bleak Morning In West Texas   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk #1Wild Cotton Blossom — Image by kenne

A bleak morning
draped in
brown —
Ft. Stockton
where the wind
has no patience,
I console my

chilled being
with the freshness
and warmth of
a late summer

desert blossom.

— kenne

Hotel Table Lamp (2001)   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHotel Table Lamp (2001) — Computer Painting by kenne

Light the first light of evening, as in a room
In which we rest and, for small reason, think
The world imagined is the ultimate good.
This is, therefore, the intensest rendezvous.

— from Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour by Wallace Stevens

(Shared on this day as we stay overnight in Ft. Stockton on our return trip from Houston to Tucson.)

West Texas In Black and White   Leave a comment

I 10 B-W (1 of 1)_edit blogWest Texas — Image by kenne

driving miles of I-10’s rough roads
we watch the clouds moving in
over the mountains
as we drove the
high desert miles,
with only an occasional
ranch to market road overpass
between Ft. Stockton and Van Horn.

— kenne

Leaving Behind The Ice   1 comment

Icy Conditions (1 of 1)-12 blogEarly Morning in Ft. Stockton, Texas — Images by kenne

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Slideshow of images driving icy roads in west Texas, January 3, 2015.

Posted January 7, 2015 by kenneturner in Information, Life, Nature, Photography

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Freezing Rain In West Texas   4 comments

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Freezing Rain2015 01 02_0425_blogFreezing Rain In West Texas — Images by kenne

We delayed our return to Tucson for one day because of winter weather warnings in west Texas. Conditions were looking better yesterday, so we headed west on I-10. Using travel and weather apps we were able to track the I-10 conditions. Reports looked good to Ft. Stockton, but beyond travel was discouraged. Temperatures hovered around freezing, then about 100 miles east of Ft. Stockton we were driving in freezing rain. Knowing that gas would be an issue since the winter storm had begun on the 31st (New Year’s Eve), stopped frequently, keeping the tank no lower than half full. 

We had reserved a room in Ft. Stockton the day before, we weren’t out in the cold like many. After arriving to the Comfort Inn, I went looking for gas and waited in line for over an hour.

Ft. Stockton has never been one of my favorite places, so covered with ice doesn’t make it a more enjoyable place.

Looks like we will be able to move on west later this morning.


Capturing The Moment — Snow In West Texas   1 comment

Houston Trip_2014 12 23_0174_snow on the mountains_blog-2Davis Mountains — Image by kenne

While driving I-10 somewhere between Van Horn and Ft. Stockton, we came upon a very recent snow fall. This scene is of the Davis Mountains looking south from I-10. The temperature was in the mid-thirties, so it was a wet snow allowing it to cling to the mountain-sides. What a beautiful contrast to the normal west-Texas views.

Storm in the canyons

A west Texas whiteout

Holiday pictures.


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