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Oak Creek Bridge   4 comments

Oak Creek Bridge North of Sedona, Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

And Then

The labyrinths
that time creates
vanish.

(Only the desert
remains.)

The heart,
fountain of desire,
vanishes.

(Only the desert
remains.)

The illusion
of dawn and kisses
vanish.

Only the desert
remains.
Undulating desert.
The illusion
of dawn and kisses
vanish.

Only the desert
remains.
Undulating desert.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

 

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

Sedona Panorama   Leave a comment

Sedona Panorama blogSedona, Arizona Panorama — Image by kenne

There’s a special vortex in Sedona for John McCain. May he rest in peace. — kenne

 

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A Note To Kate In Grantham, NH   4 comments

Red Rock Country IMG_0900 5X7 blogRed Rock Country South Of Sedona, Arizona — Image by kenne

March

Lists help,
composed during long afternoon showers.

Though just now, crossing off
alphabetize books in study

and moving on to vacuum stairs,
I find clumps of white hair on the rug.

The dog is shedding.
She thinks spring is coming.

— Wendy Mnookin

A Day In The West   1 comment

Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-2 Joy blogJoy and tour guide, Richie.Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-5 blogA Day in the West Jeep Tour (June 15, 2016) Images by kenne

During our recent brief stay in Sedona, Jill, James, Joy and I went on a two hour jeep tour behind Thunder Mountain. I used James as an excuse to finally get Joy out on a back-country jeep tour. Considering that Joy was still recovering from surgery, she did quite well.

The ride was a joy with Joy!

— kenne

Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-3 Panorama blogPanorama Taken On Jeep Tour by kenne

 

Sedona Moonscape — Grunge Art   2 comments

Sedona Moonscape(1 of 1)-5 grunge blogSedona Moonscape — Grunge Art by kenne

Sedona moonscape

three hot air balloons drifting

up, up and away!

— kenne

Tlaquepaque Count Yard In The Late Afternoon   2 comments

Tlaquepaque (1 of 1) blogOne of the  Tlaquepaque Count Yards In The Late Afternoon, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts in Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

So hear the tones of cedar flow,

Reminding us from place afar,

A gift of art from Navaho,

a sea of sound — a reservoir. 

The breathy notes pushed from the wood

with airy tones in triple trill,

is calling us to brotherhood

that bathes the heart when all is still. 

Listen as it calls the eagle,

the bear, the deer and buffalo,

brothers of the kingdoms regal,

sister spirits of long ago. 

These ancient sounds from wooden voice,

in sentient wait below the bark,

now sing in beauty to rejoice —

returning song to Meadowlark. 

— from The Diné by Rolland G. Smith

Chapel at Tlaquepaque   Leave a comment

Sedona Chapel (1 of 1) blogChapel at Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

The Chapel at Tlaquepaque is located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village along the tree-lined Oak Creek. The chapel is designed after some Mexican haciendas that provided a private chapel for a visiting priests could offer mass and other services.

Five in the Afternoon

“A boy brought the white sheet
at five in the afternoon.
A frail of lime already prepared
at five in the afternoon.
The rest was death and death alone
at five in the afternoon.”

— Federico Garcia Lorca

 

Hot Air Balloons Over Sedona — Photo Essay   10 comments

 

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Hot Air Balloons Over a Sedona Morning (June 15, 2016) — Images by kenne

 

Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Chapel of the Holy Cross -- James Jill Joy (1 of 1) blogChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Chapel of the Holy Cross (1 of 1) blogChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (April 27, 2013) — Image by kenne

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (April 27, 2013) — Image by kenne

Chapel of the Holy Cross (1 of 1)-3 blogYear of Mercy, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Chapel of the Holy Cross -- James (1 of 1) blogPhotographer, James, Captures the Moment at the Chapel of the Holy Cross (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

 

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

 

Thunder Mountain Panoramas   Leave a comment

Ballooms (1 of 1)-2 Thunder Mountain blogThunder Mountain, Sedona, Arizona (June 15, 2016) — Panorama by kenne

The story goes that Walt Disney, who once had a home in Sedona, was so inspired by the beauty of Thunder Mountain that it became a theme park concept — Big Thunder Mountain. Fact or fiction, Disney did spend time in Sedona and it’s easy to believe that such a creative person had to have been inspired by the Red Rock Country, therefore becoming an influence in a lot of his work.

While in Sedona recently, we went on a backcountry jeep tour taking us behind Thunder Mountain and one of the “fun facts” we were told was Disney and Thunder Mountain — what myths are made from.

— kenne

Thunder Mountain (1 of 1) blogThunder Mountain Panorama by 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)

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