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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

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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:

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

Mayo Woman   4 comments

Taco Woman (1 of 1)-2 Grunge Art blogMayo Woman in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico — Grunge Art by kenne

You inhabit
endless days
in no room
by the wood burning
barrel stove

To know
the old traditions
making tacos
not just any taco —
garbanzo bean
tortilla tacos

Seeing faces
passing in the clouds
as hands touch
with casual certainty
the heat of the fire

— kenne

Hacienda de los Santos In Alamos, Sonora   2 comments

Santos Entrance 2 (1 of 1) blogHacienda de los Santos Entrance — Images by kenne

Jim and Nancy Swickard purchased the 300-year-old Hacienda in 1989 and renovation became their obsession. Along with daughter Jamie, her husband Ramon their devotion to details has helped create a truly luxurious hideaway with a genuine flavor of Old Mexico. Without question, Hacienda de los Santos is the crown jewel of Alamos, one of Mexico’s most splendid colonial cities. Once you enter this colonial village, you’ll experience the feeling of a different age, the romanticism of Spain and the sweetness of Old Mexico.

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Sunset Over The Sea of Cortes   Leave a comment

Alamos Trip_2016 01 24_1065 sunset_blogSunset Over The Sea of Cortes at Playa de Cortes in Guaymas, Sonora. (January 24, 2016) — Image by kenne

Arrived at Guaymas
In time to see the sunset
Over the Cortes.






Templo — Plaza de Armas   1 comment

Alamos Trip_2016 01 25_1059 church_blogTemplo — Plaza de Armas, Alamos, Sonora — Image by kenne


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Hiking The de Anza Trail Between Tubac and Tumacacori, Arizona   9 comments

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deAnza Trail 2014-9529 blogHiking the de Anza Trail between Tubac and Tumacacori, Arizona, 20 miles north of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico — Images by kenne.


Ah, Beautiful Agave — Again, Begin Again   12 comments

Variegated Agave-7774 art framed blogImages by kenne

Ah, beautiful agave

under Mexican skies,

soul of future mystical visions,

spirit nectar of Jose Cuervo — 

that first tequila night

kissed with a little salt and lime

together we had a good time

staring at the velvet nude

above the tequila bottles

in a dusty border bar.

  — kenne

Variegated Agave-7775 all my doors are open-72Source: Agave — A Celebration of Tequila in story, song, poetry, essay and graphic art
— edited by Ashley and Nathan Brown

Sea Of Cortés Sand Dunes   1 comment

Puerto Penasco September 2013-1000725 blogSea of Cortés Sand Dunes — Image by kenne

Sand Dunes
by Robert Frost

Sea waves are green and wet,
But up from where they die,
Rise others vaster yet,
And those are brown and dry.

They are the sea made land
To come at the fisher town,
And bury in solid sand
The men she could not drown.

She may know cove and cape,
But she does not know mankind
If by any change of shape,
She hopes to cut off mind.

Men left her a ship to sink:
They can leave her a hut as well;
And be but more free to think
For the one more cast-off shell.


Capturing The Moment — The Take-off   8 comments

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Puerto Penasco-0108 blogBrown Pelican Taking Flight In Puerto Peñasco — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Last Flight Of The Day   10 comments

Puerto Penasco September 2013-0041 Art II blogLast Flight of the Day — Image by kenne

“Don’t believe what your eyes

are telling you.

All they show is limitation.

Look with your understanding.

Find out what you already know

and you will see the way to fly.” 

   — from Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach


Capturing The Moment — At The End Of The Day   4 comments

Puerto Penasco September 2013-0189 blog“At The End Of The Day”  — Image by kenne

At the end of the day
I watch the setting sun.

At the end of the day
I can rest from work.

At the end of the day
I get nothing for nothing.

At the end of the day
I reflect on the day.

At the end of the day
I attest to my resolve.

At the end of the day
I am at one with myself.

At the end of the day
I’m another day older.

At the end of the day
I give praise to life.

At the end of the day
I capture the moment.


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