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Silhouette — Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it . . .   1 comment

Silhouette granddad and jaxon-B&W-72Silhouette — Granddad and Grandson at Sunset 

if—

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

— Rudyard Kipling

Bird Silhouette #3   Leave a comment

Silhouette PhainopeplaDSC_1408-72.jpgBird Silhouette #3 (Phainopepla) — Image by kenne

listen to nature

and hear the music of life

life pursues music

— kenne

I Pray To The Birds   1 comment

Mockingbird Silouette-72Mockingbird Silhouette by kenne

“I pray to the birds because
 they remind me of what I love
rather 
than what I fear.
And at the end of my prayers,
they teach me how to listen.” 
― Terry Tempest Williams

Song of Life   Leave a comment

Western Bluebird Silhouette-72Western Bluebird Silhouette by kenne

A traveler on a dusty road

Strewed acorns on the lea;

And one took root and sprouted up,

And grew into a tree.

Love sought its shade at evening-time,

To breathe its early vows;

And Age was pleased, in heights of noon,

To bask beneath its boughs.

The dormouse loved its dangling twigs,

The birds sweet music bore —

It stood a glory in its place,

A blessing evermore.

— from “Song of Life” by Charles MacKay

Swallowtail Silhouette — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchSwallowtail Silhouette — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Darkness out of light
A winged shadow on thistle
Flight into darkness.

— kenne

Desert Silhouette   7 comments

Dead Saguaro Shadow_0899-ghost-of-desert-past-blog“Desert Silhouette” 

Desert Silhouette

A dead saguaro

Stands silhouetted

Against the morning sky

A darken symbol of life

As a lone hiker looks up

From the trail below

Still in the canyon shadow

Pondering the meaning

Of this dark creature

As shadows move

Down the canyon walls

Vanishing the silhouette

And any creature thoughts

Only to leave behind

The remains of what was

A Sonoran desert giant.

— kenne

Cowboy Silhouette   4 comments

Cowboy Silhouette — Image by kenne

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