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Mountain Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Mountain Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii) — HDR Image by kenne

The mountain spiny lizard is the cousin of the desert spiny, whose coloring blends more with the desert than the mountain forests.

Four Palms   Leave a comment

Four Palms — HDR Image by kenne

Clouds over rooftops

Menacing multi-level

High towers or plumes

— kenne

Lemons On Potted Tree   Leave a comment

Potted Lemon Tree (August 7, 2022) — HDR Image by kenne

After almost losing our Meyer lemon tree last year, this year it has a lot of new leaf growth and about two dozen lemons.

— kenne

Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers On Green Mountain Trail   1 comment

Indian Paintbrush Wildflowers On Green Mountain Trail — HDR Image by kenne

Indian paintbrush

Red flowers on Green Mountain

Beautiful moments

— kenne

A Secure Landing   1 comment

Brown Pelican Landing — HDR Image by kenne

“To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing.
To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing
but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.”

— from The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers   2 comments

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers (East End Park, Kingwood, Texas) — HDR Image by kenne

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed.

They’re meant to be loved & admired.”

— Anthony T. Hincks.

Common Green Darner Dragonflies Mating   2 comments

Common Green Darner Dragonflies Mating — HDR Image by kenne

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly   Leave a comment

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly — HDR Image by kenne

words

dart around

in my head

like a flame

skimmer

dragonfly

Eastern Bluebird   Leave a comment

Eastern Bluebird (Kingwood, Texas) — HDR Images by kenne

“If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why can’t I?”

— kenne

Yucca Plant At I-10 Reststop   6 comments

Yucca Plant At I-10 Reststop — HDR Image by kenne

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
 
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
 
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
 
— from Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman
 
 

Spring Break At Seven Falls   Leave a comment

Spring Break At Seven Falls in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area — HDR Image by kenne

May my feet always touch the earth

Stretching from the desert to the mountains

While I’m still able to hike on the rocks

Made by fire and time.

— kenne

 

“The Dean” — Looking Back   1 comment

“The Dean” (November 8, 2001) — HDR Image Taken With My Camera
Lone Star College — Montgomery

There’s a long list of things I have done, and looking back, I don’t know how —
regardless, it’s always about perseverance.

— kenne

A Sonoran Desert Valentine   2 comments

Fairy Duster Wildflowers — HDR Image by kenne

She loves the mystical

power of flowers,

its bloom symbolizing 

the human existence,

opening oneself to love.

 

As spring embraces the desert,

among the first to appear

is the dazzling fairy duster.

Present everywhere —

on hillsides, washes, and grasslands

throughout the Sonoran Desert.

 

These beautiful flowers

covey a touch of magic,

of having mystical powers,

charming her —

this mystical flower

in a mystical land.

— kenne

Building Mural, Portland Maine   4 comments

Painting On Portland Maine Building — HDR Image by kenne

Often I think of the beautiful town
That is seated by the sea;
Often in thought go up and down
The pleasant streets of that dear old town,
And my youth comes back to me.
And a verse of a Lapland song
Is haunting my memory still:
“A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.”

I can see the shadowy lines of its trees,
And catch, in sudden gleams,
The sheen of the far-surrounding seas,
And islands that were the Hersperides
Of all my boyish dreams.
And the burden of that old song,
It murmurs and whispers still:
“A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.”

— from My Lost Youth by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Born February 27, 1807, Portland, which at the time was in Massachusetts.)

The Pause   Leave a comment

“The Pause” (The Wave Vermilion Cliffs National Monument) — HDR Image by kenne

Time to pause

Time to feel moments

Time to be.

— kenne

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