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After All Is Exhausted, Nature Remains   Leave a comment

Sunset — Image by kenne

After you have exhausted what there is
in business, politics, conviviality, and so on –
have found that none of these finally satisfy,
or permanently wear – what remains?
Nature remains.”

— Walt Whitman

Italian Springs Trail Panorama   Leave a comment

Italian Springs Trail Leading To The Base Of Mica Mountain In The Rincon Mountains East Of Tucson (March 18, 2013) — Panorama by kenne

set camp at the top

needing a restful night’s sleep

watching the sunset

— kenne

Sunset from Mica Mountain — Image by kenne

Last Night Before Overnight Rain   6 comments

Last Night Before Overnight Rain — Image by kenne

Desert dwellers wait

For the summer rains to fall

Refreshing the air

— kenne

A Tucson Sunset   Leave a comment

A Tucson Sunset — Panorama by kenne

Beautiful sunsets need clouds in the sky.

— kenne

Madidi National Park Sunset   Leave a comment

Madidi National Park (Bolivia) Sunset Along The Beni River (9/19/19) — Image by kenne

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me leading me wherever I choose,

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,

Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,

Strong and content I travel the open road.

— from Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman

 

Sea Of Cortez Sunset   Leave a comment

Sea of Cortez Sunset (02/11/16) — Image by kenne

3/12/86/ #3   I asked my dad why he didn’t worship Ricky Ricardo,
who was Latin, instead of Ward Cleaver who was white.
     Because Ricky Ricardo is not Mexican. He’s Cuban.
     But Ward Cleaver’s not Mexican.
     No, but he’s not Cuban.
     And that was that.

 — from the Aztec love god by Tony Diaz

An Illusion   3 comments

An Illusion — Image by kenne

A fortunate man
Watches each end of the day
Just an illusion.

— kenne

Somewhere South Of Town   Leave a comment

Somewhere South of Town — Image by kenne

In a field of green

Riding into the sunset

Somewhere south of town.


Coming to day’s end

Following her lead back home

Slow pace step by step.

— kenne

Controlled Burn Smoke At Sunset   2 comments

Controlled Burn Smoke At Sunset — Image by kenne

The Forest Service has been conducting controlled burns in the mountains east of Tucson.

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Watching the sunset
With peace and tranquility
I can’t stop watching.

— kenne

Sonoran Desert Winter Sunset   2 comments

Sonoran Desert Winter Sunset (January 6, 2022) — Image by kenne

A painted sunset

With many rainbow colors

Mercy to the clock.

— kenne

October Sunset   Leave a comment

October Sunset — Image by kenne

“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”

— Eliott Erwitt

Things To Be Desired   1 comment

Things To Be Desired — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The poem Desiderata has shaped the lives of many and will continue to do so for years to come.

Desiderata

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
Original text

The Desert Winds Are Blowing   2 comments

March 2021 Sunset Paintings — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The desert winds
are blowing
Dust in the air
A haze on the horizon 
Is it today, tomorrow  
Or the end of time?
 
I’m an old man taking
A look at my life 
At seasons through eyes
Still chasing the rabbit
So I will ask Alice
Where will I be tomorrow?
 
Tomorrow can be a long time
I don’t care anymore
Just responding
To life’s facades
Looking for an answer
Have I been deceived?
 
Not knowing for sure
Will not cease exploring
In time arriving at a place
Which was the beginning
Will there be knowledge of
The place for the first time?
 
— kenne
 

 

Cloud Ripples At Sunset   Leave a comment

Cloud Ripples At Sunset — Image by kenne

“Nature is orderly.
That which appears to be chaotic in nature
is only a more complex kind of order.”

— Gary Snyder

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