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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker   Leave a comment

Starwars MovieWe went to see “Star Wars “The Rise of Skywalker” on Christmas Eve and loved it!
— Image with Jill, Abby, Chase, James, and Joy by kenne

 

Posted December 27, 2019 by kenneturner in Houston, Information

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“Entrance” — Abstract Art   4 comments

Jill's Entrance-Edit-3-Edit-1-art-72-2.jpg“Entrance” — Abstract Art by kenne

Inside looking out
Colors move as the sun shines
Through plate glass windows.

— kenne

Age Finally Caught-Up With Fox   3 comments

There once was a feisty little dog
whose name was Fox.
He demanded 100 percent from
his human friend, Jill.

In the beginning of their relationship
he was able to get what he wanted,
he needed her and she needed him.
Fox was her baby and he knew it. 

Over time Fox learned to tolerate
others as long as Jill was around,
remaining very jealous of her attention.
Then James came on the scene.

Like his human friends, over time
he got gray, hard of hearing and 
and learning to live with vision lose.
Even so, Jill give him life till the end.

(Fox died May 11, 2019 at the age of 22.)

— kenne

Thanksgiving 2009James and Fox (2009)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFox, Chase, Jill and Joy (Christmas, 2001)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFox and Jill (Christmas, 2001)

Ken&Fox2006-01-15-05-2006 -72Kenne and Fox (2006) 

 

 

Posted July 17, 2019 by kenneturner in Houston, Information, Photography, Poetry

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Serenading The Bride and Her Son   Leave a comment

Jill &Hugh's Wedding (1 of 1)-6-Hugh Singing-72Hugh Serenading Jill and James as They Dance (June 15, 2019) — Image by kenne

At Jill and Hugh’s wedding, there was a lot of singing and dancing.

 

Days of Contrast   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Fall-2-art-2-72Winter In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne
On this day in February, we are in Kingwood Texas celebrating Jill’s birthday. 

Days of Contrast

Winter in Sabino Canyon —
Blue is the color of the sky
Golden the color of desert grass
Mountain colors changing
With the angle of the sun.

Winter on the Gulf Coast —
Gray the color of the sky  
Damp air chills to the bone
Diminishing a desire to walk
In the east Texas woods. 

— kenne

 

A Birthday Song for Joy –“Kenne and Joy”   3 comments

Galveston (10 of 106) blogJoy wading out on Galveston West Beach to be with the grandchildren.

This year Joy’s birthday was celebrated in Galveston, Texas. We rented a beach house on the west end of Galveston Island. Hugh had written a song that was to have been performed at the beach house, but schedules made it difficult to happen there. So, several days later Hugh set-up his equipment in Jill’s game room for Joy and myself with James as cameraman and Jill doing the rhythm. Hugh actually did a mini-concert for Joy.

I’m now back in Tucson, Joy will be returning on the 21st — you know how grandmothers are.

kenne

 

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone!   2 comments

Galveston (27 of 106) Joy blogJoy on Galveston Island (She’s still in Houston with family and I’m here in Tucson.) — Image by kenne
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away
Wonder this time where she’s gone
Wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away
And I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know,
Hey, I oughtta leave young thing alone
But ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
— Bill Withers

The First of Several Planned Gathering In Houston   Leave a comment

Dinner at Lupe Tortilla's in The Wooodlands blog IIKatelyn Turner, Janie Turner, Joy Otrey, Kenne D. Turner, Mary Ann Turner-McCloud, Buddy McCloud, Katie Turner-Bailey and Kenne G. Turner (Lupe Tortilla’s in The Woodlands, Texas, July 27, 2018) — Image by waiter, Saul

We have been planning Joy’s 70th birthday for several months. We knew Kate and her Family who now lives in New Hampshire would not be able to make it to the beach house gathering in Galveston this weekend. We also knew that Katelyn, Janie and Kenne D. would be camping in Central Texas.

Then, a couple of weeks ago we learned Kate would be attending a conference in Houston this week, so plans were quickly made to have dinner on the 27th — Kate was very pleased. We arrived in Houston at 3:30 pm with plenty of time for dinner at 6:30 pm in The Woodlands.

Tomorrow we leave for the Galveston beach house.

kenne

Kingwood, Texas Neighborhood Deals with Flooding From Harvey   3 comments

Kingwood (1 of 1)-6 blog IIA Flooded Neighborhood Grocery in Kingwood, Texas — Image by kenne 

We are here in Kingwood, Texas staying with one of our children, Jill, and grandson James in Kingwood, Texas, which is part of Houston. It flooding down in Houston, and unless you are on a mountain top disconnected from the social media world, this is not news to you. Record amounts have rain has fallen causes massive flooding, even in places that have never flooded.

Thousands of people are flooded out of the homes, and many have no place to go. Many of these people are those who are bearly able to get by on a daily basis. Many are the people who do our dirty work.

“Who’s gonna build your wall boys?
Who’s gonna mow your lawn?
Who’s gonna cook your Mexican food
When your Mexican maid is gone?

Who’s gonna wax the floors tonight
Down at the local mall?
Who’s gonna wash your baby’s face?
Who’s gonna build your wall?”

— Tom Russell

Today I spent part of my day driving through parts of Kingwood, a planned community where poor young Hispanics would not be able to afford to live. Yet, one-third of the Houston population is Hispanic, some of which may not be here legally. Regardless, without many of this population; Who would be doing our dirty-work? Who will help clean up Houston after Harvey? I was thinking about this question and its answer today during my drive when I saw a large group of people coming out of a local grocery store that had been flooded. 

— kenne

 

 

 

Solitude   Leave a comment

Solitude 2015 05 04_0587_edited-1 blogSolitude — Image by kenne

Solitude is not freedom for it exists only in a black and white world.

— kenne

Jill’s Roses   1 comment

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DSC_1606 Rose blogJill’s Roses (May 20, 2017) Images by kenne

Jill’s Kingwood roses

Somewhere on Aspen Pass Drive

Bedded in mulch.

— kenne

A Christmas Eve Walk In The Woods   Leave a comment

This Christmas Eve was sunny and warm in Kingwood, Texas and as I have done in past visits, I went for a photographic walk in nearby East End Park. It’s just what I do.

“I wish to know an entire heaven and an entire earth.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Images by kenne (Click On Any Titled Image To View In Slideshow Format)

“There is no point in hurrying because you are not actually going anywhere. However far or long you plod, you are always in the same place: in the woods. It’s where you were yesterday, where you will be tomorrow. The woods is one boundless singularity. Every bend in the path presents a prospect indistinguishable from every other, every glimpse into the trees the same tangled mass. For all you know, your route could describe a very large, pointless circle. In a way, it would hardly matter.”

― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

 

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

Christmas Lights, Kingwood, Texas   2 comments

On December 23, while in Kingwood,
Texas, we drove around observing some
of the many Christmas decorations.
Here are a few of the decorated homes,
starting with the home of Joy’s daughter, Jil
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Eighty Degrees On Christmas Eve   Leave a comment

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lake-houston-east-end-park_blogKingwood, Texas East End Park On Christmas Eve — iPhone Panoramas by kenne

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