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Bee On Coneflower   Leave a comment

Bee on Coneflower (East End Park, May 27, 2022) — Image by kenne

In an open meadow

near the forest

coneflowers

in every direction

sway in the breeze

attracting honey bees

as we walk the trail

a guest in the park.

— kenne

Churches Are Businesses, So Tax Them   1 comment

George Carlin — Source: The Milwaukee Independent

“I don’t know how you feel, but I’m pretty sick of church people. You know what they ought to do with churches? Tax them. If holy people are so interested in politics, government, and public policy, let them pay the price of admission like everybody else. The Catholic Church alone could wipe out the national debt if all you did was tax their real estate.”

— George Carlin

Celebrating Jeri And Ron’s Golden Anniversary   3 comments

Palm Springs California (June 17, 2022) — Image by kenne

The family gathered in Palm Springs to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Jeri and Ron Roelling.

Golden Kudos

Another anniversary;
Kudos are now due
To this radiant, golden couple:
Your 50th is quite a coup!

You keep on keeping on;
However do you do it?
You make marriage look so easy,
Like there’s really nothing to it.

Congratulations, you two;
We wish you all the best.
May all the years to come
Be just as richly blessed.

— Joanna Fuchs

A Rose By Any Other Name . . .   Leave a comment

A Rose By Any Other Name . . . — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
           Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
           Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
           And I’ll no longer be a Capulet…
           ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
           Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
           What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
           Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
           Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
           
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
           By any other name would smell as sweet;
           So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
           Retain that dear perfection which he owes
           Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
           And for that name which is no part of thee
           Take all myself.”

— from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway   3 comments

Looking Down Through Chino Canyon To The Coachella Valley Below (Greater Palm Springs) — Image by kenne

 

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway — Photo Essay by kenne
(Click On Any Image To See In A Slideshow Format

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles
along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto
State Park. During a ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular
vistas of the valley floor below. Once reaching the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants,
observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, a gift shop, and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

Tramway Video by kenne

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers   1 comment

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers (East End Park, Kingwood, Texas) — HDR Image by kenne

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed.

They’re meant to be loved & admired.”

— Anthony T. Hincks.

Experiencing the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit — Scottsdale   1 comment

Experiencing the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit (Scottsdale, June 15, 2022) — Image by kenne

We have wanted to see the Immersive van Gogh exhibit for some time.
So, since we had planned on attending Jeri and Ron’s 50th Anniversary,
June 16-18 in Palm Springs, we drove up to Scottsdale on the 15.

The exhibition, conceived by Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s
world-renowned Normal Studio,
is an immersive experience that features more
than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic artworks and takes the art lover

into a three-dimensional world that exhilarates the senses.

“I find comfort in contemplating the sunflowers.”

— Vincent van Gogh

Video by kenne

“I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

— Vincent van Gogh

Sunflowers — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”

— Vincent van Gogh

Looking Back To Early Spring   Leave a comment

Bee and Crab Spider (Photo Bomber) on Brittlebush Blossoms — Image by kenne

Don’t call me a photo bomber

I was here before the bee flew

into the field of view.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail   3 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On a Mexican Bird of Paradice. — Image by kenne

“When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate,
I shall be content with silence.”

— Ansel Adams.

Perched Above The Feeder   1 comment

Perched Above The Feeder (Female House Finch) — Image by kenne

If a bird could talk, we would not understand her.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   2 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On Mexican Bird of Paradise — Image by kenne

“There is nothing in a caterpillar

that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

— Buckminster Fuller 

Two Shadows On A Log   Leave a comment

Two Shadows (Turtles) On a Log In Lake Houston — Image by kenne

Two shadows

two turtles

sharing a log in

East End Park —

which one will

slide off first?

— kenne

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument   1 comment

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Images by kenne 

“I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic.

The desert, the empty space, the drama.”

— Ang Lee

American Crow   2 comments

American Crow (Kingwood, Texas, May 24, 2022) — Image by kenne

Take time every day

To learn something

New to love and

Share with others.

Waters Smooth As Glass   Leave a comment

Early Morning Ride On Waters Smooth As Glass (Lake Houston, May 27, 2022) — Image by kenne

My photographs are easy to comprehend,

which is not always the case with art and poetry.

If a reader doesn’t understand a poem, 

just listen to it. Like life, exposure to it

is part of its power.

— kenne

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