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Listen and I will Tell You A Story   1 comment

“Listen and I will Tell You A Story” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Listen up and I’ll tell a story
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
Others aren’t so bold

Everyone, and friends and family
Saying, “Hey! Get a job!”
“Why do you only do that only?
Why are you so odd?

We don’t really like what you do.
We don’t think anyone ever will.
It’s a problem that you have,
And this problem’s made you ill.”

Listen up and I’ll tell a story
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
Others aren’t so bold

The artist walks alone
Someone says behind his back,
“He’s got his gall to call himself that!
He doesn’t even know where he’s at!”

The artist walks among the flowers
Appreciating the sun
He does this all his waking hours
But is it really so wrong?

— from The story of an Artist – Daniel Johnston

 

Panning For Garnets In The Canyon After The Rain   4 comments

image003 kenne & 3rd gradersIn front of Sabino Dam.

image004 kenne & 3rd gradersAbove Sabino Dam

kenne &3rd gradersPointing to a Cooper’s hawk nest.

Kenne & 3rd Graders image008 blogKenne with a fellow naturalist, Dave showing five 3rd grade girls how to pan — Images by Darcy McCue (Parent)

Low hanging clouds still draped the canyon.

Overnight rains had ended.

Cold temperatures chilled the morning air.

Excited third-graders walk to Sabino Canyon Center.

No busing from the nearby school.

Gestured to a group of five girls to tag along.

Teachable moments abound the mile and a half to Sabino Creek. 

Questions increase over the creek activity, “Strike It Rich.”

The teacher had prepared the students well.

First, nature walk near the creek.

Examined the five minerals found in Catalina Gneiss —

Quartz, feldspar, garnet, magnetite, and mica.

Using the mineral’s colors, began jiving —

“Two white, one red, one black, one shiny.”

After the nature walk, a brief geology lesson —

What made the canyon what it is today.

Lesson done, it was time for panning.

Students were sure they would find gold.

Not so in “them there mountains.”

Panning for sand rubies (garnets) was the game.

Activity completed with no cold, wet feet —

Only cold parents standing watch.

Another fun day in Sabino Canyon.

(Moral: Don’t expect cold, wet weather to dampen the spirits of 3rd graders in the canyon.)

— kenne

If Only I Could Tell Stories Like John Henry Faulk — The Christmas Story   3 comments

John Henry Faulk‘s, “The Christmas Story,” being out those “country boy” childhood days deep inside — if only I could tell stories like this great Texas humorist.

Merry Christmas Eve To All Families Everywhere!

Have An Orange On Me!

Posted December 24, 2011 by kenneturner in Commentary, Information, Life, video

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