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Old Pueblo On A Cloudy Day   2 comments

Tucson (1 of 1)-2 blogView from Guthrie Peak Trail, Catalina Highway to the Right, Down Through Sycamore Canyon, Thumble Peak, Blackett’s Ridge, Tucson,
The Tucson Mountains with The Quinlan Mountains on the Tohono O’odham Nation In The Distance.
— Image by kenne

Tall trees stand behind
Scrubs cover the mountainside
Through which a road runs.

Rocky peaks reach up
Form a desert silhouette
Above the basin.

Clouds move slowly by
Cover parallel ranges
Hugging Old Pueblo.

— kenne

The Night Before Christmas In The Old Pueblo   Leave a comment

The Night Before border-style blogSource — Arizona Daily Star

Translations: casa=house, caramba=goodness, que pasa=what gives, con mucho cuidado=carefully, cosas=things, aquí and allí=here and there, y=and, los niños=the children, camas=beds, vestidos=gowns, cabezas=heads, esperando=hoping, waiting, nixtamal=ground corn for tamales, buñuelos=sugar-coated fritters, la estufa=the stove, y como!=and how!, chile rojo=red chile, la familia=the family, feliz=happy, a todos=to all.

 

Capturing The Moment — An Eye On Tucson   4 comments

St XavierImages by kenne

St Xavier

All Souls Procession In The Old Pueblo   4 comments

Images by kenne

All Souls Procession

Thousands merge in the Old Pueblo
Some to stand on the curb,
Others to walk in the procession.

They gathered at Toole and Congress —
Painted faces, masks, costumes, floats
And banners honoring the dead.

Positioning near the start,
Street and flashing lights
Replacing the daylight.

Darkness setting the stage
For the night walkers to rise
Moving to a steady drum beat.

Whimsical maidens carry urns of the dead
Collecting names of love ones to be
Ceremonially burned at procession’s end.

A Whitman sound in the dark,
Beat! beat! drums!
Mind not the walkers.

They move slowly in the procession,
Holding old stained photographs,
Beat! beat! drums!

. . . and play the fife lowly.

kenne

(Click on any of the thumbnails for a larger view of the gallery.)

The Old Stone House   2 comments

The Old Stone House

View of the Old Pueblo
from glassless windows,

mountains at a distance
peaks dusted by snow,

nearby hills
covered with cactus,

connected by trails
pleasing to hikers.

House on the Mount
a shadow of the past,

an old stone building
longtime roofless,

now prey to
vandals and partyers,

leaving glittering colored grounds
from broken bottles,

damaging evidence
of what went before.

Decaying walls lined
with cracks of yore,

graffiti sprayed
art of the present.

Stairs to the sky
leading nowhere,

adding mystery
to this old stone house,

once homesteaded land
by a Texas attorney,

now owned
by a long-distance landlord —

today seen by most
as a Tucson oddity.

kenne

Fellow Hiker, Jim Thompson — Images by kenne

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Old Pueblo Jazz   2 comments

“Old Pueblo Jazz” — Image by kenne

Posted November 19, 2011 by kenneturner in Art, Photography

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