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Life In These Times   Leave a comment

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“Nothing is important but Life. … things given full play,

or at least, they may be given full play,

when we realize that life itself,

and not inert safety, is the reason for living.”

— D. H. Lawrence 

Making It To The Next Phase Of Life   3 comments

Two Tail Swallowtail IMG_0772 blogA student holds a Two-tailed Swallowtail just after coming out of its cocoon. 

Just outside the Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, A Junior Naturalist (7th grader) showed a Two-tailed Swallowtail with wings still curved, just having emerged from her cocoon. This image represents the last stage of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly, which began with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. The caterpillar will spend this phase of its life stuffing itself with leaves, growing plumper and longer through a series of molts in which it sheds its skin. Then, one day the caterpillar stops eating, suspends itself upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon where the caterpillar digests itself, eventually emerging as a butterfly. Cool!!

— kenne

Two Tailed Swallowtail IMG_0774 blogImages by kenne

Father and Sons — A Life Teaching Moment   2 comments

Sabino Creek - father & sons (1 of 1)art blogFather and Sons In Sabino Creek — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A life teaching moment.

Life Beyond Stop 9   Leave a comment

Kenne-art blog“Life” — Digital Painting by kenne

Life Beyond Stop 9

Twisting trails to Hutch’s Pool
Switchbacks from Stop 9
Reaching the canyon wall trail
Down to East and West Forks —
Creek waters are high, some
Hikers are turning back to Stop 9.
I lead others up to where the falls
Form a mountain swimming pool.

Block by a lower ridge
Mt. Lemmon is due north
Bringing water over large boulders
Slippery and dangerous to climb.
Now, noon, I set by the pool
Encouraging others to rest
Sharing the spirit of downstream
on the southern slope of Mt. Lemmon.

— kenne

It Always Seems Impossible . . .   1 comment

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Art by kenne

Sabino Canyon Images, March 14, 2018   5 comments

 

(Click On Any of the Tiled Images for A Larger View in A Slideshow Format.)

 

Sabino Canyon Images, March 14, 2018, by kenne

It doesn’t matter
how slowly you go
as long as you
do not stop.

— Confucius

Estste Sale   Leave a comment

Estate Sale blogEstate Sale In Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

This morning’s jog in the neighborhood was different,
actually dangerous because of all the cars drove by
the estate sale vultures wanting to be first in line.

Disclaimer: I don’t go to flea-markets, antique shops,
garage sales or estate sales, if I can help it, so I jogged
on by as people stood in line before the opening time.

Circling on around, I caught up with Joy who,
out of curiosity had stopped by the sale now depressed
by the image of someone’s life now with a price-tag.

She got my attention when she said the sale
included a lot of cameras and equipment,
so against my better judgment, I went in.

There laid out on display as if it were a camera
funeral home, the photography life of someone
whose emotional being was now a part of me.

At the moment, I decided to not let my photography life 
be on display for those seeking a bargain on something
that would never again have the value it has for me.

— kenne

Yellow Flower — Creating a New Consciousness   Leave a comment

Balboa Park Flowers-1973 blog“Yellow Flower in Circles and Squares” — Image by kenne

Sometimes to appreciate beauty
it must be taken out of context
to capture a new perspective
based on my love of nature, sex
and life in a new consciousness
for the flower is neither
a subject nor an object
apart from being a flower.

— kenne

 

Gray Squirrel   Leave a comment

Box Springs TrailGray Squirrel — Image by kenne

camera pointed
a squirrel staring at me
I stare back at him
      what is he doing up there
            what I'm I doing down here

-- kenne

To Make Soft   Leave a comment

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Computer Art by kenne

To Make Soft . . .

Words are nothing,
feelings are everything.

Struggling to share feelings
placing petitions of desire

at the door of your heart,
shut not the door.

Love will break your heart,
scorn not what we do.

Looking for peace of mind
the truth will set us free

explaining not what is real,
too complicated to follow

knowing not our time to go
lifetime is no time at all.

kenne

Christmas Still Life   Leave a comment

christmas-05-still-life_art-blogChristmas ’05 Still Life — Computer Painting by kenne

“We do not “come into” this world;
we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.”

— Alan Watts

A Message To All Humankind   Leave a comment

sunset-1-of-1-blogImage by kenne

A MESSAGE TO ALL HUMANKIND

Sometimes life is unpredictable.
It dictates things that you do not want to pursue,
nor do you wish to listen to.
But no matter how we resist life,
it won’t allow itself to lay unappreciated
and devalued for a long time.

For each day we live on this planet,
each breath we took when were awake
and each silent breath when we are asleep,
life is already in its existence.

For life is within us,
it envelops us in everything that we do.
It is there, silent and yet overbearing,
when we took our own paths,
when we mold our own destiny,
and when we choose wise and unwise decisions.

Decisions that might or might not
affect the way our life will be.
For no matter what path we choose,
life is always there.

Life is the essence of life.
Life is a God-given gift bestowed upon humankind.
Life is our life.
Without life, humanity would not have existed,
I would not have existed.

Life gives us the freedom to choose,
to see things in its pure goodness,
but above all, life gives us the ability to live on this planet.
For it is life that we found each other. For it is in life that we are one.

We are not only citizens in our own countries
but we are citizens of the world.
We are here because of life,
and we are here because we have life.
Live life to its fullest form.
Thank God for bestowing upon us life. Life is life.

  — Unknown

Seattle Skyline, Seven Years Out   Leave a comment

seattle-skyline-joy-kenne-with-seagull_20090901_0095_-blogJonathan, Joy & Kenne, Seattle Skyline (September 1, 2009) — Image directed by kenne

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.

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Same with anyone who’s been flying for years and loves it
still we’re part of a world we deeply love.
Just as musicians feel about scores and melodies,
dancers about the steps and flow of music,
so we’re one with the principle of flight,
the magic of being aloft in the wind! 

— Richard Bach

Life: It Goes On   1 comment

Lupine Blue Butterfly on Cranesbill (1 of 1) art blogLupine Blue Butterfly On Cranesbill Wildflower  (August 5, 2016)– Image by kenne

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

— Robert Frost

Happiness Is What You Make Of Life   2 comments

Clouds (1 of 1)-3 blogClouds Over the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“Too many Americans have twisted the sensible right to pursue happiness into the delusion that we are entitled to a guarantee of happiness. If we don’t get exactly what we want, we assume someone must be violating our rights. We’re no longer willing to write off some of life’s disappointments to simple bad luck.”

— Susan Jacoby

 

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