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Overnight Snow In Tucson   2 comments

Tucson received some snow over night (March 13, 2021) — Images by kenne

A Wintery Morning In Tucson   1 comment

Northwest View from the Patio (Catalina Foothills) — Image by kenne

The clouds opened up just log enough to get this photo this morning. 

 

Patio Panorama Northwest View

The view now is solid gray.

Patio Panorama Southern View (Look carefully and you will see large Snowflakes)

So far we have receive about an inch of rain here in Tucson with Mt Lemmon getting 12 inches of snow.
We need the moisture after 2020 being the driest year on record.

— kenne

Snow On The Mountain   1 comment

Snow On Mt. Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

First Snow

The snow
began here
this morning and all day
continued, its white
rhetoric everywhere
calling us back to why, how,
whence such beauty and what
the meaning; such
an oracular fever! flowing
past windows, an energy it seemed
would never ebb, never settle
less than lovely! and only now,
deep into night,
it has finally ended.
The silence
is immense,
and the heavens still hold
a million candles, nowhere
the familiar things:
stars, the moon,
the darkness we expect
and nightly turn from. Trees
glitter like castles
of ribbons, the broad fields
smolder with light, a passing
creekbed lies
heaped with shining hills;
and though the questions
that have assailed us all day
remain — not a single
answer has been found —
walking out now
into the silence and the light
under the trees,
and through the fields,
feels like one.

— Mary Oliver

Grantham New Hampshire Snow Fall   1 comment

Images by Kate Turner Bailey

Daughter Kate and her family live on 17 acres in Grantham, New Hampshire. Getting snow in the winter is not unusual; three feet of the white stuff is unusual. You can see an animal path leading down to the brook and across it if you look carefully.

These images are the morning after the winter storm. The day before, Kate texted the following video.

— kenne

 

In care you are wonder, the chicken are fine — all fluffy with plenty of food and water.

 

Christmas Day, 2019   5 comments

Thimble Peak - Snow -72.jpgSnow At Windy Point Vista, Tucson, Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

When I think of the historical Christ, I think of courage:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

 

Hiking Wildhorse Trail In Saguaro National Park   Leave a comment

After a day of rain in the Tucson basin and snow on Mt. Lemmon, Tom, John, Jim and I
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Wild Horse-16-72Click Here To See More Wildhorse Trail Images by kenne

Some critic tried to put me down —
“Your poems lack the Basic Truth of Tao”
And I recall the old-times
Who were poor and didn’t care.
I have to laugh at him,
He misses the point entirely,
Men like that
Ought to stick to making money.

— Gary Snyder

 

 

Wintery Sabino Canyon   1 comment

January 2nd Snow On The Mountains-art-1-72Phil Bentley iPhone image of snow above Sabino Canyon (January 1, 2019)
— Photo Artistry by kenne

Snow made it below the ridge
Dusting the lower Sabino Canyon
Clouds over endless mountains
Begin to open holes for the morning sun
Shinning a spotlight on the fresh snow.

The road up the mountain closed for days
A thick cloud cover no longer opens to the sun
As a few light flacks of snow float by
In the valley chilled by the mountain air
Taking whatever comes to the washes below.

— kenne

 

Snow On The Maintains On December 26th   Leave a comment

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Snow In The Mountains 12-31-12Snow On The Santa Catalina Mountains On December 26th — Images by kenne

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Cold Mountain has many hidden wonders,
People who climb here are always getting scared.
When the moon shines, water sparkles clear
When the wind blows, grass swishes and rattles.
On the bare plum, flowers of snow
On the dead stump, leaves of mist.
At the touch of rain it all turns fresh and live
At the wrong season you can’t ford the creeks.

— from Han Shan’s Cold Mountain Poems, translation by Gary Snyder

 

Snow On The Lower Front Range   Leave a comment

december-snow-2011-1-of-1-blog Snow On the Lower Front Range, Santa Catalina Mountains (December 2011) — Image by kenne

Occasionally winter snows at the higher elevations
of the Santa Catalina Mountains reach down to the 
lower front range creating a dramatic scene as the
sun becomes a spotlight through breaks in the storm
clouds, showcasing the many contrasting acts
on nature’s 
ever-changing stage.

— kenne

As The Spirit Wanes   1 comment

Snow 2013A Change of  Scene, Santa Catalina Mountains (February 21, 2013) — Image by kenne

Four inches

 of snow

on the

mountains tops

 April 26th.

this image

is not it

since the snow

melted

early morning —

Bukowski

would say

“as the

spirit

wanes

the form appears.”

–kenne

Just A Short Drive Into The Mountains — Snow   Leave a comment

Snow On The Catalinas (1 of 1) art blogSnow On The Catalinas — Computer Painting by kenne

mountains and valleys

diversity all around

what is not to love

— kenne

First Snowball Fight   8 comments

James & Jill 2013-9258 blogMost people don’t come to the desert to see snow, they come here to get away from it. But when you are a five-year-old boy living on the Texas gulf coast and have never been in snow, why not.

So, on the first day of Jill;s and James’ visit, we headed up Catalina highway to Mt. Lemmon.

James & Jill 2013-9255 blog

At seven thousand feet, James kept asking, “Where’s the snow?” “I don’t see any snow!” We had stopped at Windy Point Vista for James to get his “mountain-feet.” A short distance beyond Windy Point Vista we started to see snow in shady along the highway and signs that James just might become a believer — Yes, James, there is snow on Mt. Lemmon.

James & Jill 2013-9263 blogThis all being a new experience, James carefully picks up pieces of snow near the Ski Valley parking lot to toss.

James & Jill -9275 blogIt didn’t take James long to get the gist of it.

James & Jill 2013-9285 BlogAfter spending some time at Ski Valley, we headed over the Marshall Gulch and walked down the snow-packed road.

James & Jill 2013-9299 blogBy now the snowball fighting had taken on a new level of seriousness.

James & Jill 2013-9306 blogPhotos of James, Mom, and Grandma by kenne

A short video clip playing in the snow at Ski Valley on M.t Lemmon.

When Opposites Are One   10 comments

“The Hunters In the Snow,” oil painting on wood by Pieter Bruegel

This work of Pieter Bruegel is a favorite of many people, but most know of his paintings only because of this painting, “Hunters in the Snow,” a scene appearing on many Christmas cards. His paintings are beautiful because of his compositions make one of opposites, based on Eli Siegel’s principle of aesthetic realism: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making of one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”

 

opposites are one

composing yesteryear’s coldness
stretching through time
standing still in the moment

searching the unrestricted
working with opposites
reassuring in sameness

emphasizing divergence
promising order
pleasing to self

–kenne

(First posted December 15, 2009)

Fall Leaves After A Morning Rain   Leave a comment

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Fall Morning Leaves HD II blogFall Leaves After A Morning Rain On Mount Lemmon — Images in HD by kenne

there’s a dry cold air

remaining after a dawn rain

in the high desert mountains

not cold enough to snow

yet cold enough

to send a chill

throughout your body

the morning sunrise guides light

inside the dark forest

just ahead of a morning jogger

following a trail

forming a seam

across the forest floor

carpeted with leaves

of red and gold

dotted with raindrops

appearing to jump

as the returning light 

glimmers through 

each temporary dome

soon to disappear

beneath a winter blanket of snow

— kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Desert Dead Wood   2 comments

The Wave March 2012 - 2012-03-21 11-11-07 tree branch Art Poster Framed blog“Desert Dead Wood” — Image by kenne

“One by one her limbs succumb
to weight of vine and snow. 
Winds blow hard, she cannot bend
her roots let go, she tips, and then . . . 
her lumbering carcass comes to rest 
amongst the rocks and flowers
in the understory of her youth.
Prayerful chipmunks eulogize. 
Mulching worms and micro-organisms 
tenderize what’s left of her. 
Old molecules and rare earth ions 
seek asylum in the rain, penetrate the hairy roots, 
and rise up through the xylem of her progeny.”

— from Dead Wood by Ken Ingham

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