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Hiking Boots — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Hiking Boots blogHiking Boots — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The mountain seems no more a soulless thing,
But rather as a shape of ancient fear,
In darkness and the winds of Chaos born
Amid the lordless heavens’ thundering–
A Presence crouched, enormous and austere,
Before whose feet the mighty waters mourn.

— from Night On the Mountain By George Sterling

Tucson Basin Panorama   1 comment

16695950048_ff830fd202_oTucson Basin from Marana to South Tucson with the Tortolita Mountains, Santa Catalina Mountains, and Rincon Mountains
as seen from Wasson Peak in the Tucson Mountains — Panorama Image by kenne

“There are many people writing songs. That is absolutely wonderful.
Who knows, there may be some kid in diapers and he or she might succeed
in capturing in a few dozen words what great writers have spent years trying to say.
Just the right word in the right place with the right melody behind it and the right rhythm.
It might get around the world inch by inch, and people realize that this world is in danger,
that we’re in danger. That’s the way “This Land Is Your Land” got to be so well known.”

— Pete Seeger

“Ooh, It Makes Me Wonder”   4 comments

hiking-1-of-1-2-blogIf There’s A Heaven . . . — Image by kenne

A detour off the trail

Slower hikers miss the turn,

A stairway to heaven.

“Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.”

— 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

Santa Catalina Mountains — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Clouds over the Catalinas (1 of 1)-Edit-art blogSanta Catalina Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

TO THE TUNE ‘A FLOATING CLOUD CROSSES
ENCHANTED MOUNTAIN’

Every morning I get up
Beautiful as the Goddess
Of love ib Enchanted Mountain.
Every night I go to bed
seductive as Yang Kuei-fei,
The imperial concubine.
My slender waist and thighs
Are exhausted and weak
From a night of cloud dancing.
But my eyes are still lewd,
And my cheeks are flushed.
My old wet nurse combs
My cloud-like hair.
My lover, fragrant as incense,
Adjusts my jade hairpins, and
Draws on my silk stockings
Over my feet and legs
Perfumed with orchids;
And once again we fall over
Overwhelmed with passion.

— Huang Ho

We Stand At The Altar Of Nature   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon TrainImage by kenne

Standing At The Altar Of Nature

When we stand at
the altar of nature,

we stand with the greats;
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Henry David Thoreau,
and John Muir,
each having helped define
our relationship
with nature and language —
“every natural fact is a symbol
of some spiritual fact,
. . . words are signs of natural facts.”

Nature’s beauty becomes
a source of spiritual energy
connecting all things
into a universal whole
with the energy of our
thoughts and will.

We stand at nature’s altar
not separate from her,
seeing us in the flowers,
insects, animals, mountains,
creating a unified landscape
of our inward and outward senses.

Like all relationships,
the experience depends
on the degree of harmony
between us and nature,
therefore becoming a gift
granted while walking with nature
as she is embraced in our minds –
Enlighten, she shares her secrets,
making the universe more “transparent.”
Yet the gift may only offer a glimpse,
to be shared in images and words,
charming all living things.

kenne


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. — John Muir

Playing Hide n Seek   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk #3“Playing Hide n Seek” Ornate Tree Lizard — kenne

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