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View of Tanque Verde Wash On New Years Eve, 2017   5 comments

View Across the Wash-0795 blog -IIView South Across the Tanque Verde Wash from Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

Desert Colors

The warmest year on record
finally experienced a hard freeze
on a clear December night
when the cold mountain air
pushed aside months of hot desert air — 
cold enough to bring out the autumn colors
of the cottonwoods and sycamores
near the Tanque Verde wash
on 
this last day of 2017.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

— kenne

Sunset Through The Bushes   2 comments

Sunset-3913 blogSunset Through The Bushes — Image by kenne

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder
not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” 

― Richard Paul Evans, The Gift

My Neighborhood   2 comments

Tanuri RidgeMy Neighborhood — Computer Painting by kenne

Love your neighbor as yourself, 
but don’t take down the fence.

— Carl Sandburg

Drought Resistant   Leave a comment

Bird Feeder Kenne on DeckImage by kenne

Drought Resistant

Tomorrow early, I will go to the canyon
and take photos of the fall colors,
but today I am staying home

trying to stay warm without a fire
in the fireplace watching the birds
gathering at the feeder.

Last night I could hear a few raindrops
landing on the skylight knowing that
it won’t last, and it didn’t — this is the desert.

I am amazed how long desert plants
can survive without water, but then
that’s why they are called drought resistant.

— kenne

Tanuri Ridge Sunrise   1 comment

MORNING WALK_20100811_0273 SUNRISE V blogTanuri Ridge Sunrise — Computer Art by kenne

Morning

Why do we bother with the rest of the day,
the swale of the afternoon,
the sudden dip into evening,

then night with his notorious perfumes,
his many-pointed stars?

This is the best—
throwing off the light covers,
feet on the cold floor,
and buzzing around the house on espresso—

maybe a splash of water on the face,
a palmful of vitamins—
but mostly buzzing around the house on espresso,

dictionary and atlas open on the rug,
the typewriter waiting for the key of the head,
a cello on the radio,

and, if necessary, the windows—
trees fifty, a hundred years old
out there,
heavy clouds on the way
and the lawn steaming like a horse
in the early morning.

— Billy Collins

First Camellia Bonsai Blossom   1 comment

camellia flower-0743 framed blogFirst Camellia Bonsai Blossom — Image by kenne

 

One year ago October, our friends Kathy and Bob from Winchester, Virginia visited us. They gave us our first camellia bonsai tree. Since then I have been careful to make sure it was watered regularly here in the desert southwest. Although it is typically a late fall blooming plant, the little tree didn’t have any blossoms when we receive it. So, we have been anxiously waiting for it to bloom this fall, wondering if the buds were ever going to open. This image is the first blossom. 

Thanks again, Kathy and Bob for the lovely bonsai.

— kenne

Hawk In Olive Tree   Leave a comment

Copper's Hawk-8836-2 art blogCooper’s Hawk Art by kenne

The sky predator
Kills by flying low and fast
This is not a game.

— kenne

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