Archive for the ‘Nevada’ Tag

Spirit Mountain Wildflowers   3 comments

Spirit Mountain, Nevada Wildflowers (March 29, 2023) — Images by kenne

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 

And Eternity in an hour

— from Auguries of Innocence by William Blake


Avi Kwa Ame National Monument   1 comment

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Area

A few weeks ago, President Biden designated the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Southern Nevada. Stretching from
the Newberry mountains in the east to the New York, South McCullough, Castle, and Piute mountains in the west,
these lands feature dramatic peaks, scenic canyons, natural springs, sloping bajadas covered with ancient Joshua tree
forests, unique grasslands, and a rich history of rock art and other cultural sites.

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Area

While Joy and her sisters were spending time together in Laughlin, I drove to Spirit Mountain in the nearby
Newberry mountains, which is called Avi Kwa Ame by Yuman-Speaking Tribes.
(Fun Fact: If measured by the state with the number of named mountain ranges, then the distinction goes to Nevada,
according to a member of, an online question-and-answer community,
is the most mountainous in the Lower 48.)

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Area

My visit to this area was just to the eastern edge of the Monument.

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Area

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Area

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Area

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Area

The road I took in the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument was very primitive, making access to my BMW coupe very difficult.
The road was primarily fine gravel, making going up steep inclines challenging.
As a result, I had to turn back before getting to Spirit Mountain. Even so, I plan on going back sometime soon.

Colorado River at Laughlin, Nevada   3 comments

Arizona Side of the Colorado River — HDR Image by kenne

Laughlin, Nevada Side of the Colorado River — HDR Image by kenne

Laughlin, Nevada Side of the Colorado River — Video Clip by kenne

Hoover Dam Road   2 comments

Hoover Dam Road — Image by kenne

I prefer the original name, Boulder Dam. Originally known as Boulder Dam from 1933,
it was officially renamed Hoover Dam for President Herbert Hoover by a joint resolution
of Congress in 1947.

— kenne

Bakery Art In Aria Resort and Casino   Leave a comment

Bakery Art In Aria Resort and Casino — Image by kenne

Aria — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sitting Happy Buddha at Aria Resort And Casino   1 comment

Sitting Happy Buddha at Aria Resort And Casino — Image by kenne

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

— Buddha


Boulder Dam Panorama   7 comments

Boulder Dam Viewed from the Arizona Side (November 5, 2020) — Panorama by kenne

Most of the time, when we drive to Las Vegas from Tucson, we pass by the dam.
The last time we stopped, we drove the two-lane road on top of the dam on our way back
to Houston in 2007. The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was under
construction and was not completed until 2010. The drive across the Boulder Dam
would take quite a while, depending on the volume of traffic.

The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Above the Boulder Dam  (upper left corner) — Image by kenne

Currently, the Lake Mead water level is 147.41 feet below the full pool of 1,229.00,
40% of its full capacity. The Colorado River, which supplies Nevada,
Arizona and California, most of its water, has long been chronically overused
and has dwindled during two decades of mostly dry years. The drought has been
worsened by higher temperatures unleashed by climate change. 

— kenne

Loneliest Highway   Leave a comment

US 50 (1 of 1)-15-72“Loneliest Highway,” US 50 In Nevada — Image by kenne

“Nothing is more real than nothing.”

— Samuel Beckett 

“Rainbow Mountains”   Leave a comment

Nevada HWY 50-Edit-1-art-2-blog“Rainbow Mountains” (On the Road In Nevada) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sediment rock layers
Create an earthly rainbow
Puffs of clouds drift by.

— kenne

Old Buildings — Virginia City   2 comments

Old Virginia City Buildings-Edit-4-art-blog-2Old Buildings, Virginia City, Nevada — Photo-Artistry by kenne


Window Of The Past   1 comment

Window Edit-1-Art-BlogWindow Of The Past — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Window of the past
Weathered by sun, wind, and rain
A patch here and there.



Open Road In The West   2 comments

Sagebrush (1 of 1)-2 art blog Open Road in the West — Computer Painting by kenne

Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know
the quality of what we have until it is gone?

— Herman Melville


Posted January 22, 2016 by kenneturner in Art, Computer Painting, Information

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US 50, The Loneliest Highway, Revisited   Leave a comment

US 50 (1 of 1)-16 blogUS 50, The Loneliest Highway, Revisited — Image by kenne

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

— Ansel Adams

Small Town USA In Black and White   2 comments

Small Town B&W (1 of 1) blogSmall Town USA — Image by kenne

“The people feel and look the same,
like they’ve settled here even though
they know there’s something more-
something better-
just beyond where they are.

— Courtney Summers

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