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It Was She And Not The Sea We Heard   Leave a comment

Joy on the beach (1 of 1) blogThe Sea of Cortas — Image by kenne

She sang beyond the genius of the sea.
The water never formed to mind or voice,
Like a body wholly body, fluttering
Its empty sleeves; and yet its mimic motion
Made constant cry, caused constantly a cry,
That was not ours although we understood,
Inhuman, of the veritable ocean.

The sea was not a mask. No more was she.
The song and water were not medleyed sound
Even if what she sang was what she heard,
Since what she sang was uttered word by word.
It may be that in all her phrases stirred
The grinding water and the gasping wind;
But it was she and not the sea we heard.

— from The Idea of Order at Key West by Wallace Stevens
(Click Here To Read The Complete Poem)

Great Tail Grackle   1 comment

Great Tailed Grackle-72.jpgGreat Tail Grackle (Playa del Carman) — Image by kenne

The grackle’s voice is less than mellow,
His heart is black, his eye is yellow,
He bullies more attractive birds
With hoodlum deeds and vulgar words,
And should a human interfere,
Attacks that human in the rear.
I cannot help but deem the grackle
An ornithological debacle. 

— Ogden Nash

Common Mellana   1 comment

Butterfly-0255-Monk Skipper-72-2.jpgCommon Mellana — Image by kenne

 

A Jungle Excursion   Leave a comment

Lizards-8-72After a few days on the beach, the jungle on down the shoreline peaked my interest,
so I left the beach scenery for the jungle scenery.

Lizards-6-72It wasn’t long before the shoreline became challenging big boulders alone the shore inhabited by a lot of lizards.
(Note the lizard on the near boulder.)

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Lizards-5-72As I climbed over the boulders I kept looking for a path into the jungle. 

Lizards-7-72Finally there was an opening, but not much of a path.

Jungle-72In addition to thick growth and debris, there was a fence adding to my passage into the jungle.
Other than seeing a lot of lizards, my attempt to go into the the jungle on my own was uneventful.
So, I headed back to the beach scene.

— kenne

Greatkiskadee, Playa del Carmen, Mexico   Leave a comment

greatkiskadee-72.jpgGreatkiskadee, Playa del Carmen, Mexico — Image by kenne

 

Wilson’s Plovers   Leave a comment

Wilson's Plovers-72.jpgWilson’s Plovers — Playa del Carman, Mexico — Image by kenne

Fly silly sea bird, no dreams can possess you,

no voices can blame you for sun on your wings.

— Joni Mitchell

Playacar Beach Sunrise   2 comments

Playacar Sunrise-2-72Playacar Beach Sunrise — Image by kenne

 

Posted July 3, 2019 by kenneturner in Information, Mexico, Photography

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Parasailing At Playacar Beach — Photo Essay   2 comments

 

Thirteen family members were able to spend a week at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen.
Chase and James were able to do some parasailing while others watched along the shore.

Chase & James Parasail-8-72-2Chase and James stand together for some photo-ops while the jet-sky was readied to take them out to the parasailing boat.

Chase & James Parasail-9-72Jill takes a photo of Justin, Chase and James with Abby and Jerri walking nearby.

Chase & James Parasail-2-72A big splash as they head toward the parasailing boat.

Chase & James Parasail-72They’re off, with a cargo ship and hotels on the island of Cozomel in the background.

Chase & James Parasail-3-72Up, up and away.

Chase & James Parasail-5-72A few passing clouds provide a backdrop.

Chase & James Parasail-7-72Chase and James are pulled back toward the boat.

Chase and James Parasail-3-72Family watching and taking photos. Images by kenne

 

 

Playa del Carmen Sunrise   3 comments

Playacar Sunrise-72Sandos Playacar Beach Sunrise — iPhone Image by kenne

Nearing the end of our two-week vacation that has included Jill and Hugh’s wedding in Kingwood, Texas, the French Quarter in New Orleans and Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We will end our vacation by visiting Tulumthe site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city.

— kenne

 

Seen In Tucson   Leave a comment

Seen In Tucson (1 of 1) blog IIIEl Rapido Wall Poster — Image by kenne

Mexico

I parted
like a note divided
in search of itself.

I looked
in the colors of night
for day’s shadows.

I hunted 
rivers lights
in old dreams.

Double essence so closely bound
tightrope of my natural order.

Mexico.

Sometimes I think of you
on afternoons like this
An old distress comes over me.

Serch for paths of earth
at the edge of the depth.

On warm banks
blue-feathered herons
cultivate red pearls.

There is no time for weeping
if you are to live in me.

Memories were never
the liquid measure of love.

— Lucha Corpi

The Path Of Dreams   1 comment

Giffords Office“Sonoran Heat” — Computer Painting by kenne 

The Path of Dreams

There were no trails where I walk.
I walk the desert, poor and broke
thinking of family in Mexico. 

Continuing north, I make a path
around the cactus and desert brush.

The sun, still low in the east,
temperature now rising faster
than the morning sun.

Low in water, I find an
old mesquite tree to rest
in its shade until late afternoon.

Then, I will continue following
the path of my dreams —
carefully watching for
green and white trucks.

— kenne

Bacochibampo Bay   Leave a comment

Playa de Cortes -- Seaside (1 of 1) blog IIBacochibampo Bay (January 24, 2016) — Images by kenne

Guaymas (1 of 1) blog

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Bacochibampo Bay is where Hotel Playa de Cortes in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico is located. This is where we stayed January 24, 2016 during our trip to Sonora, Mexico. This traditional and historic hotel founded in 1936, proud of once welcoming celebrities like the mexican actress Maria Felix, the musician Ray Conniff and the American actress and singer Liza Minnelli, as well as important figures of the political world that made a home out of our Guaymas hotel. – See more at: http://www.hotelesgandara.com.mx/english/our-hotels-in-sonora/playa-de-cortes-guaymas/#sthash.ubOD2ngV.dpuf

Gallery Wall In Alamos, Sonora   Leave a comment

Wall Art (Masks) (1 of 1)_art blogMexican Masks On Gallery Wall In Alamos (January 27, 2016) – Computer Art by kenne
Masks represent the Mexican people’s personality — not revealing themselves to another, even to their self.

“persistent, flowing through fallen shadows,
excavating tunnels, drilling silences,
insisting, running under my pillow,
brushing past my temples, covering my eyelids
with another, intangible skin made of air,
its wandering nations, its drowsy tribes
migrate through the provinces of my body,
it crosses, re-crosses under the bridges of my bones,
slips into my left ear, spills out from my right,
climbs the nape of my neck,
turns and turns in my skull,
wanders across the terrace of my forehead,
conjures visions, scatters them,
erases my thoughts one by one
with hands of unwetting water,
it evaporates them,
black surge, tide of pulse-beats,
murmur of water groping forward
repeating the same meaningless syllable,
I hear its sleepwalking delirium
losing itself in serpentine galleries of echoes,
it comes back, drifts off, comes back,
endlessly flings itself
off the edges of my cliffs,
and I don’t stop falling
and I fall”

― Octavio Paz

Rafael Figueroa Ju, Alamos, Sonora   5 comments

Rafael Figueroa Ju (1 of 1)-2 blogRafael Figueroa Ju, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico — Image by kenne

One afternoon while in Alamos we all met where Tucson’s Ronstadt Generations was staying to listen to a fabulous seventy-five year old harmonica player, Rafael Figueroa Ju. His appearance was a beautiful example of organized spontaneity.

Video of Rafael Figueroa  Ju by kenne (January 27, 2016 in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico)

Alamos Street Dog   1 comment

Alamos Dog (1 of 1)_art blogAlamos Street Dog — Computer Art by kenne

On early morning walks
down the narrow
streets of Alamos

I saw the street dog
patiently waiting by the door
seeming to know her place,
her sad eyes
piercing my soul
occasionally lifting her ears
to my enter thoughts,

looking away lost in longing —
I wanted to reinvent the moment
opening her prison door.

— kenne

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