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Hiking Cathedral Rock   9 comments

Cathedral Rock Trail, Sedona, Arizona — Images by kenne

“This is a short 0.7 mile but strenuous trail which quickly rises 608 feet in elevation. The midsection of the trail
has a near vertical segment which requires climbing.  The trail is well marked and many hikers can be found
using the trail.  The trail traverses the east side of the mountain and thus the hike is better taken in the
afternoon so one is hiking in the shade. On the top, there is a narrow plateau with steep slopes on each side.
The width is about that of a wide sidewalk and several stones are perfect for sitting. One can enjoy the view if
not afraid of the heights.” 
Source: Sedona Hiking Trails

Sedona Area Panorama   2 comments

Sedona Area Panorama (Red Rock Country) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Our continual mistake is that we do not

concentrate upon the present day, the

actual hour, of our life: we live in the past

or in the future; we are continually expecting

the coming of some special moment when

our life will unfold itself in its full significance.

And we do not notice that life is flowing life

water through our fingers.

— Father Alexander Elchaninov 

Sedona Red Rock Country   4 comments

Sedona Red Rock Country — Panorama by kenne

“In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.”

Deserts Come and Deserts Go   Leave a comment

Red Rock Country Panorama (1 of 1)-72Three Image Merge (Sedona, Arizona) — Panorama by kenne

Deserts Come and Deserts Go

Is it a desert, only time will tell,
a landscape between heaven and hell.
Every ten thousand years or so,
the ice will come, the ice then will go.

In one place the ocean throws water across the land,
another place flowers beyond numbers to count grow.
In time, only a desert will tell,
the span between heaven and hell.

— Phillip Camitses

 

Red Rock Country   Leave a comment

Red Rock Country blogRed Rock Country, Sedona, Arizona — Image by kenne

what good is beauty
without human connections —
existential thought

— kenne

Magritte Clouds Over Cathedral Rock   1 comment

blacketts-ridge-9876-cathedral-rock-blogCathedral Rock in the Santa Catalina Mountains

Cathedral Rock blogCathedral Rock in the Sedona Verde Valley

In a Magritte sky
clouds formed
from the smoke
of a stemmed pipe
one sunkissed on
Catalina peaks
the other an
Upflow Vortex
each a cathedral rock
named in history
remaining covered
invoking mystery
concealing nothing.

— kenne

“We are surrounded by curtains. 
We only perceive the world 
behind a curtain of semblance. 
At the same time, 
an object needs to be covered 
in order to be recognized at all.”

– René Magritte

Two Nuns at The Chapel of The Holy Cross   2 comments

Chapel of the Holy Cross (1 of 1)-2 Two Nuns blogTwo Nuns Red Rock Formation at The Chapel of The Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Two Red Rock Nuns

Looking at the two red rock pillars
with shades of red forming lines
shaded by the late afternoon sun.

The hump-backed moon rises
over the nuns distorted faces —
smeared red lips not desiring.

Centuries of decay at their feet
delivered by tears of benevolence
a token of good will everlasting.

A sky so blue, not to be bought
by any painter at any human price —
isn’t that, after all, left to the gods.

— kenne

 

Sedona Red Rock Country Panorama #3   Leave a comment

Mini Masa Vortex Sunrise (1 of 1) Panorama blogView South from Mini Masa Vortex at Sunrise (June 15, 2016) — Image by kenne

I am

earth blessed

feeling

the energy run

through

my very soul.

— kenne (5-7-5)

Sedona Red Rock Country Panorama #2   Leave a comment

Red Rock Panorama (1 of 1)-4 blogSedona Red Rock Country Panorama #2 (June 14, 2016)– Image by kenne

Blue afternoon sky

Against the red rocks of earth

Beautiful picture.

— kenne

Raven On A Fence Post   1 comment

Raven On Fence Post (1 of 1)_art blogRaven On A Fence Post In Red Rock Country — Computer Painting by kenne

Raven On Fence Post (1 of 1)-2 blog“Raven Model” — Image by kenne

Red Rock Country Panorama — My Actual Prove   1 comment

Red Rock Panorama (1 of 1) blogRed Rock Country Panorama (June 15, 2015) — Image by kenne

This panorama was taken at the base of Cathedral Rock looking east at incredible formations containing over 300 million years of geological history.

If you have the slightest addiction to photography, it’s easy to overdose in the Sedona/Oak Creek area of the Coconino National Forest — I did!

I just returned from several days in one of the most spiritual places on earth, a place I can contemplate nature and be in communication with other living things — try it, you will like and the force will help you learn to love it.

My actual prove,

Red is the color of earth —

So, what’s not to love!

— kenne

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