Archive for the ‘Ranch House’ Tag

Time Past, Time Present   2 comments

Dove Mountain and Rainy DayTime past, Time Present — Image by kenne

Old ranch house rock wall —

Look through the window to see

Time past, time present.

— kenne

Abanded Ranch House In A Desert Storm   1 comment

Milagrosa Loop (1 of 1)-9 Abanded House In Storm B&W_blog.jpgAbanded Ranch House In a Desert Storm — Image by kenne

Clouds loom dark like a locust swarm,
Stalking creatures on anxious flight.
Senses heighten in a desert storm,
As nature flaunts her awesome might.

Ribbons of fire rips a fabric of gray,
Creatures are humbled by awesome roars.
Winds summon raindrops to play,
And tempests provoke its downpours.

— from Desert Storm, by James Ronan

Alone In The Night Shadows II   6 comments

Milagrosa Loop-9084_Alone In The Night Shadows II Moon blogAlone In The Night Shadows II — Image by kenne

Alone in the night shadows

Abandoned in the darkness

Tall sentinels raise their arms

In the light of the full moon

Facing the old ranch house

Where the poet is signing

As the night-raven sings

In concert with howling coyotes

Under the alluring moonlight.

– kenne

Alone In The Night Shadows   2 comments

Milagrosa Loop-9084 Sepia blogAlone In The Night Shadows — Image by kenne

Alone in the night shadows

Abandoned in the darkness

Tall sentinels raise their arms

When the full moon is out

Facing the old ranch house

Where the poet is signing

As the night-raven sings

In concert with howling coyotes

Under the trembling moonlight.

— kenne

Abandoned Desert Ranch House — Building The Myth   5 comments

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Milagrosa Loop-9039 blogAbandoned Desert Ranch House — Images by kenne

This abandoned ranch house has a beautiful desert view off the La Milagrosa Canyon trail near the entrance to the canyon. One expects abandoned structures to have a story, but my brief research found none. Looks like a good opportunity for myth-building to share with hikers on the La Milagrosa Canyon trail.

The sign says, No Trespassing,
Placed just off the trail —

Who’s inside that house?

Only partially boarded up,
A face inside is watching us –

Who’s inside that house?

Faces on the trail look for answers,
Hoping to see movement –

Who’s inside that house?

The look of a mythical place,
Everything is waiting –

Who’s inside that house?

A breath of decay,
the darkness breathes –

Who’s inside that house?

Once a breath of desire,
now lost to the desert spirits –

Who’s inside that house?

Listen to the spirits
in this land of light –

Who’s inside that house?

Answers are in the canyon wind,
robbing nature of her myth –

Who’s inside that house?

She stands on the canyon rim,
Listen to her song in the wind –

. . . now you know the answers.

— kenne

Heaven’s Door — Abandoned Ranch House In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Dove Mountain and Rainy DayThe Desert’s Door To The Sky, The Remains of An Old Ranch House In The Tortolita Mountains
— Image by kenne

THE DESERT RANCHER ON SUNDAY
by Jeffrey Alfier

Winds release clouds from the tread of drifting
but buoy the arcs of loitering hawks.
 
It’s so quiet he swears he hears sunlight,
Chihuahuan sage blossoming in clusters.
 
Where his footfalls impel a warbler’s flight,
distant church bells summon their own echoes.
 
He kneels, presses palms to parched tractor ruts
that angle off into wind-runneled fields.
 
Thin soil keeps him for another season,
the ground made of nothing his hands won’t hold.

— from The Silver Birch Press Publication, The Wold Yearling, by Jeffrey C. Alfier

A Door To The Past   4 comments

“A Door To The Past” — Image by kenne

Remains of Ranch House In Dove Mountain Area — Image by kenne

Posted November 16, 2011 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Nature, Photography

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