Archive for the ‘Quote’ Tag

After All Is Exhausted, Nature Remains   Leave a comment

Sunset — Image by kenne

After you have exhausted what there is
in business, politics, conviviality, and so on –
have found that none of these finally satisfy,
or permanently wear – what remains?
Nature remains.”

— Walt Whitman

Lesser Goldfinch   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch — Image by kenne

“They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.”

— Pablo Picasso
 
 

Mined If I Squzze In   Leave a comment

Three White-winged Doves with a Mourning Dove Trying to Hold On for Dear Life at the Same Feeder — Image by kenne

Greet each man with words of love
And peace,
And a dove will be placed
On an olive tree.

— from Peace of Man Suzy Kassem

Gila Woodpecker   Leave a comment

Gila Woodpecker — Images by kenne

“I enjoy watching the woodpeckers. They don’t fly away until I come quite close to them.”

Southern Dogface Butterfly   Leave a comment

Southern Dogface Butterfly — Image by kenne

Life is so full of rough edges –

small tasks and expectations

that scratch you bloody

and remind you that

you’re naked and alone.

— Alexis Hall

Ominous Monsoon Clouds   Leave a comment

Ominous Monsoon Clouds Over Tanuri Ridge, Tucson, AZ — Image by kenne

Far on the desert rim, the thunder breaks
And white clouds turn to steel above the plain.
Now it will rain.

— Sylvia Lewis Kinney, “August,” in Arizona Highways, 1968

Purple Cactus   Leave a comment

Purple Cactus — Image by kenne

“I’m Not Like The Others!”

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Image by kenne

 “Love is like wildflowers;

It’s often found in the most unlikely places.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Dove In Flight   Leave a comment

Using Visiting Mourning Doves on the Patio to Practice for the Tucson Audobon Festival (August 10-13) in Southeast Arizona. 

“Bird watching is now North America’s second most popular outdoor activity (second only to gardening).”

― Bernd Brunner

Sunset Art   Leave a comment

Sunset Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A sunset tells us what we are and where we should head to.

It’s a spiritual guide powered by Mother Nature

and one that we should never neglect —

Honor this priceless natural treasure

concealed in night shadows.”

— kenne

Sunflowers In Light and Shadow   Leave a comment

Sunflowers In Black & White — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

— Leo Tolstoy

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Tanuri Ridge) — Image by kenne

“Bring peace to your heart

And wings to your soul.”

— kenne

Pipevine Swallow on a Thistle (Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

Mt. Lemmon Grass   Leave a comment

Cane Bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis) — Image by kenne

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill,

Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.

— Rupert Brooke

White-winged Dove Atop Patio Fountain   Leave a comment

White-winged Dove Atop Patio Fountain Looking Down At Water — Image by kenne

“Be wise as a serpent and wary as a dove!”

— Mark Twain

Glowing Sunset   Leave a comment

Glowing Sunset — Image by kenne

“Life does not come with instructions on how to live,

but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles, and laughter,

so enjoy your day.”

— Debbie Shapiro

 
 
 
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