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State Of The Blues — Fotofest 2002 Revisited   Leave a comment

Going through some old photos, I found some I took at a 2002 Fotofest event, State of the Blues.
Since we were recently in Houston visiting family, I thought this would be an appropriate time to revisit the State of The Blues.

— kenne

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoe “Guitar” Hughes (Fotofest 2002)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoe “Guitar” Hughes (Fotofest 2002)

Joe Hughes and Oscar Obear (Fotofest 2002)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoe Hughes and Trudy Lynn (Fotofest 2002) 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoe Hughes and Trudy Lynn (Fotofest 2002) 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATrudy Lynn (Fotofest 2002) 

Trudy Lynn and Joe Hughes with Diunna Greenleaf Looking On (Fotofest 2002)

Fotofest 2002 — Images by kenne

 

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 Houston Blues Man   1 comment

Sherman Robertson @ The Rythem Room_edit Hopperist II_edit blogBlues Musician, Sherman Robertson at the Old Rhythm Room in Houston (July 2004) — Digital Painting by kenne

Standing at stage right
Blues fans wait for the intro
One of Houston’s best.

— kenne

Music Explosion — Diunna Greenleaf   2 comments

Music Explosion bluetone Diunna blogMusic Explosion — Abstract Image of Diunna Greenleaf by kenne

Words filling the air
Expressing an enchanted
Anecdotal truth

— kenne

Diunna 2006-12-02-15 blogDiunna Greenleaf (CD Party, December 2006)
— Image by 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.)

The Glamour and Romance of de la Renta at MFAH   Leave a comment

Currently, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 28, 2018, is a must see fashion experience, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta, which celebrates the illustrious life and career of the renowned fashion designer. Here are four of nearly 70 ensembles in the exhibit. 

Oscar 1 blog

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Oscar 4 IMG_3625 blog

Oscar 3IMG_3624 blogImages by kenne

 

Posted December 27, 2017 by kenneturner in Houston, Information, Photographic Essay

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Her Smile   4 comments

Girl Friend (1 of 1)-2 Art II blog Her Smile — Image by kenne
(Inspired by our time today at the Fine Arts Museum in Houston.)

Her smile
extrudes the surface
becoming an attraction
to the distraction.

— kenne

 

 

Walking In A World Of Green And Gray   2 comments

We moved to Tucson, Arizona seven years ago after living many years in the Houston area. When we return to visit family and friends, we stay with daughter Jill in Kingwood. During most visits, I go for walks in East End Park. The park takes in an area on the shore of Lake Houston. A lot of the recent flooding in Kingwood from Hurricane Harvey resulted from the lake overflowing.

Walking the trails in the park yesterday I dealt with some trails impassable, mud, debris, humid heat and many mosquitos. The gray line marking the trees and bushes in many cases was 15 feet above the ground. Now a week after cresting, most of the water is back to a normal level. Since the park has many path bridges, I was surprised to see they were still intact after all the high-water flooding.

— kenne

Eastside Park (1 of 1)-5 blog II

Walking In A World Of Green And Gray — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to view in a slideshow format.)

 

Businesses Underwater After Harvey — Photo Essay   3 comments

Kingwood (1 of 1) blogA new HEB Grocery Flooded in Kingwood

Kingwood (1 of 1)-2 blogFlooded Whataburger

Kingwood (1 of 1)-4 blogWaterline Tells the Story

Kingwood (1 of 1)-5 blogA Randalls Grocery

Kingwood (1 of 1)-7 blogLaMadeleine French Bakery and Cafe

Kingwood (1 of 1)-8 blogLaMadeleine French Bakery and Cafe

Kingwood (1 of 1)-10 blogNo Gas at this Station. The tanker was turned away because of water in the underground tanks.

Kingwood (1 of 1)-15 blogCleaning Up for Business

Kingwood (1 of 1)-16 blogA New Business Now Closed — Will Not Be Raising Cane Anytime Soon.

Kingwood (1 of 1)-20 blogA Local Business In Kingwood

Kingwood (1 of 1)-13 blogA Picture Representing Thousands of Cars in Houston — Images by kenne

 

Wildflower Art — Lighting Up Each Day   Leave a comment

Sneezeweed Art (1 of 1)-3 blogWildflower Art — Image by kenne

Hardship In Houston

Brighten by a wildflower

Lighting up each day.

— kenne

Harvey Flooding Was Inches Away — Photo Essay   5 comments

We are staying with daughter Jill in Houston where many are starting the recovery process from Harvey. Jill’s house is on a street that goes down hill in the direction of Lake Houston. During the record setting rains, you could see the water coming up the street. Fortunately, the water stopped at her property edge. What follows are photos of homes that were flooded in her neighborhood. 

— kenne

“Texas Flood”

Well there’s floodin’ down in Texas
All of the telephone lines are down
Well there’s floodin’ down in Texas
All of the telephone lines are down
And I’ve been tryin’ to call my baby
Lord and I can’t get a single sound

Well dark clouds are rollin’ in
Man I’m standin’ out in the rain
Well dark clouds are rollin’ in
Man I’m standin’ out in the rain
Yeah flood water keep a rollin’
Man it’s about to drive poor me insane

Well I’m leavin’ you baby
Lord and I’m goin’ back home to stay
Well I’m leavin’ you baby
Lord and I’m goin’ back home to stay
Well back home are no floods or tornados
Baby and the sun shines every day

— Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Kingwood Floods DSC_0307 blogImages by kenne

 

 

 

Wine for Two In East Texas   Leave a comment

Wine for Two-1137_art blogWine for Two in East Texas — Computer Art kenne

Wine for Two

Picture this,
the setting sun
beaming streams of light
through the trees.

Occasionally moving
with the breeze,
sending beams dancing
across the glass tabletop.

Captured for the moment
in two glasses of wine,
only to be released forever
to the hearts of each lover.

A visual of the mind
Seeking a mindless void
For each heart to fill
but a fragment of the matrix

The new field of vision
Changing the way things are seen.
The glasses in the picture
are forever changed to one.

kenne

East End Park Turtles — R-U-A Turtle   4 comments

HoustonHoustonHoustonHoustonEast End Park Turtles, Kingwood, Texas (December 24, 2016) — Images by kenne

ARE YOU A TURTLE?

If you answer correctly, I owe you a drink of your choice.

— kenne

Listening to Texas Johnny Brown This Morning   Leave a comment

Diunna Benefit  5518 Texas Johnny Brown blogTexas Johnny Brown (February 22, 1928 – July 1, 2013) at the Big Easy, Houston, Texas (February 15, 2009)
— Image by kenne 

Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,

Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,

I heard a Negro play.

Down on Lenox Avenue the other night

By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light

He did a lazy sway. . . .

He did a lazy sway. . . .

To the tune o’ those Weary Blues.

With his ebony hands on each ivory key

He made that poor piano moan with melody.

O Blues!

Swaying to and fro on his rickety stool

He played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool.

Sweet Blues!

Coming from a black man’s soul.

O Blues!

In a deep song voice with a melancholy tone

I heard that Negro sing, that old piano moan—

“Ain’t got nobody in all this world,

Ain’t got nobody but ma self.

I’sgwine to quit ma frownin’

And put ma troubles on the shelf.”

— from The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes

Some Good-Old Texas Blues Rock   1 comment

Tommie Lee Bradley (1 of 1)-2 art II blogTommie Lee Bradley with the New Jack Hippies at Houston’s Rhythm Room (March 8, 2003) — Computer art by kenne

 

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