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Tanuri Ridge Sunset   Leave a comment

Tanui Ridge sunset Panorama blog-Tanuri Ridge Sunset — Panorama by kenne

More clouds moving in
Nearing the monsoon season
It’s out there somewhere.

— kenne

Our Poinsettia Six Months Out   3 comments

poinsettia-3525 blogOur Poinsettia Six Months Out (May 24, 2018) — Image by kenne

We purchased this poinsettia around Thanksgiving last year, then spent Christmas in Houston (December 21-29). Before leaving we watered all our indoor plants. When we returned on the 29th, the poinsettia looked better than ever. It continues to be the centerpiece on the dining room table.

We have never had a poinsettia last this long, now we are hoping it will be around for the 2018 Holidays.

Holidays year round
Poinsettia keeps running
More bang for the buck.

— kenne

Ah-Choo — The Nation Is Under Attact   1 comment

Sneezeweed Art (1 of 1)-10 blog“Ah-Choo” — Sneezeweed Image by kenne

I don’t have any allergies but don’t tell my nose.

— kenne

The Migration Is Almost Over   2 comments

Turkey Vulture blogTurkey Vulture — Image by kenne

Each spring hundreds of turkey vultures roost overnight near Tanuri Ridge. The following morning they start circling as they continue their flight north. A few weeks ago we would count 250 or more taking off each morning. This morning the count was a half-dozen. There are thousands the migrate through the Tucson basin, Tanuri Ridge just one narrow corridor. I photographed this vulture as he flow over our house. The migration south will begin in early October.

— kenne 

Tanuri Ridge Flowers — Photo Essay   4 comments

Tanuri Ridge Flowers In The Neighborhood — Image by kenne
(Click On An Image to View In A Slideshow Format.)

 

Pools Of Sorrow, Waves Of Joy   2 comments

This time of year Tanuri Ridge is brightened with yellow Palo Verde blossoms under beautiful spring skies. This posting first appeared April 2014 with the poem, “Our Neighborhood — Trying to Reason,” which includes the line “pools of sorrow waves of joy” from the Beatles song, “Across the Universe.”

Tanuri Ridge (1 of 1) blog framed“Waves of Joy” — Image by kenne
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD — TRYING TO REASON

We traverse these streets,
sometimes early in the morning,
sometimes late in the day,
sometimes walking,
sometimes running —
always for a reason.

We wave at passersby,
sometimes we greet them,
sometimes it’s just a smile
sometimes we stop and talk,
sometimes walking together,
always for a reason.

We have neighborly expectations,
sometimes it’s watering plants,
sometimes it’s calling the ill,
sometimes it’s being complimentary,
sometimes it’s being watchful,
always for a reason.

We can be a convivial people,
sometimes we go out together,
sometimes we party together,
sometimes we join clubs together,
sometimes we share community work,
always for a reason.

We can be adversaries,
sometimes our expectations are not real,
sometimes we overreact,
sometimes we take reactions personally,
sometimes power is polarized, frustration generalized,
always for a reason.

We can be Pleasantville,
sometimes we are without color,
sometimes we are in pools of sorrow,
sometimes we are in waves of joy,
sometimes drifting through my open mind,
always for a reason.

— kenne

Tanuri Ridge (1 of 1) blog framed B-W“Pools of Sorrow” — Image by kenne

A Tanuri Ridge Spring   Leave a comment

Tanuri Ridge Spring-3457 blogA Blooming Foothills Palo Verde In Tanuri Ridge (April 11, 2018, Tucson, Arizona) — Image by kenne

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye;
There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

— William C. Bryant

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