Archive for the ‘Metaphor’ Tag

Signaling The End Of Life   1 comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

Life is like a candle wick
Lit by a spark in the beginning
Burning long and bright,
Providing light for every act.

Slowly, the wick gets shorter.
The light begins to dem,
Only to become a flicker
Signaling the end of life.

— kenne

Kenne Squared   Leave a comment

Kenne Squared — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“All that is transitory is but a metaphor.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2020, The Year Of The Nurse And Midwife   1 comment

Bluff Trail (1 of 1)-5-Nurse Tree-72A “Nurse Tree” In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Health Assembly (WHA) as the year to honor nurses and midwives to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale who is considered the founder of modern nursing. Nurses and midwives are vital to providing health services to our communities. These people are devoting their lives to caring for mothers and children, giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice, looking after older people, and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. And they are often the first and only point of care, yet the world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.

The vital role of the nurse becomes a metaphor for those of us (Sabino Canyon Volunteer Nationalists) involved in teaching elementary school children about the importance and survival of saguaros in Sabino Canyon and the Sonoran Desert.

Debbie Leading Nature Walk-72-2SCVN member, Debbie Bird, telling third graders about the “Nurse Tree.”
(She also got the attention of an elderly couple visiting Sabino Canyon.)

Often, for young saguaros to survive, they are located near another faster-growing tree that shelters the slower-growing plant by providing shade, shelter from the wind and sun, or protection from animals that may feed on the young plant. Such a plant is called a nurse tree. A metaphor easily understood by the children in conveying the important relationship between the tree and the saguaro. They get it!

— kenne

See You On The Trail-72

“Even though they’re dead, they are not gone — trees find a way to help each other out postmortem.”

Allie WisniewskiAmerican Forests


Tucson Sunset — What’s Not To Love?   Leave a comment

Tucson Sunset-72.jpgTucson Sunset — Image by kenne

Tucson sunset

A metaphor

That replaces

The snowflake

— kenne


Red-Veined Darter Dragonfly   2 comments

Red-veined Darter Gragonfly-art-72Red-Veined Darter Dragonfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Dragonflies appear
Darting mysteriously
Metaphor of life.

— kenne

My Visual Metaphor For Breast Cancer   5 comments


Getty & Huntington 2011My Visual Metaphor for Breast Cancer — Image of Joy in René Magritte’s Delusions of Grandeur II by kenne

What counts is precisely this moment of panic, and not its explanation.

— René Magritte

Sonoran Desert: Above The Earth, Below The Sky   Leave a comment

Sky Above, Ground Below blog signedSonoran Desert: Above the Earth, Below the Sky — Image by kenne

My image is a metaphor,

an outward expression

of my inward being

becoming a mirror

held up to nature —

a message in a bottle

from a shore

I have visited before.


Metaphor   Leave a comment

Abstract I 6-11-09 blog

Posted June 11, 2009 by kenneturner in Art

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