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BMW Family   3 comments

In December of 1983, I purchased our first BMW, a 318i coupe, which we had for twenty-five years.

BMW's2006-12-16-05 blogBMW 328i and 318i 

In December 2005 we bought our 328i coupe, which we still have in our garage.

BMW Cars-3439 blogBMW Family, 328i and X1 — Image by kenne

This past Friday Joy replaced her 2004 Infiniti FX35 and with a 2018 BMW X1. This makes the fourth BMW in our family since 1983. (We had a 1995 M3 for four years in the mid-1990’s.)

The purchase price for the X1 included a “loyalty” discount, which by buying the new SUV through Costco combined to make for a real deal on the X1. As a result, the price for the X1 was about the same as what we paid for the FX35 in 2003 — not bad! 

We will miss our Infiniti FX35, which had over 180,000 hard-working, loving miles.

— kenne

 

 

Morning Walk In The Woods   Leave a comment

SHadows on The PathMorning Walk in The Woodlands Texas, 2008 — Collage by kenne


Darkness in transition
Embracing the solitude

Pondering the moment
Filled with emotions

Posturing the thoughts
Consoled by pod music
Tempering the walk

Framed on the cover
Of the Rolling Stone
In the shadows of reality

Light in transition
Sharing the solitude
With morning shadows

Appearing in the light
Vanishing in the darkness

Stepping in alternation
Moving to the front
Moving to the back

Dancing to the music
In the shadows of reality

 

Kenne

A Solstice Night   Leave a comment

Yard Photos Dec 2009Winter Solstice (December 19, 2009, The Woodlands, Texas) — Computer Art by kenne

A solstice night
in the dead of winter,
strategically placed lighting
on the courtyard wall.

Dark shadows imprinted
beyond the naked trees,
in this gloomy season of mists,
concealing signs of winter’s damage,

where only ghosts abound.
Tomorrow morning

the low sun starts
a minute-by-minute journey back,

not behind, but within
it’s new spring companion.
But for now,
nature remains soulfully raw.

— kenne

Upper Sabino Canyon Panorama   3 comments

Sabino Canyon Panorama- blogPanorama of Sabino Canyon Taken From Tram Road Near Stop 9 (February 16, 2010) — Image by kenne

At the time I took this panorama I had no idea the role this beautiful canyon would play in my life for the next seven years. In February of 2010, we drove to Tucson to explore our making a move from The Woodlands Texas to Tucson. Now the rest is history. (Flickr Album)

— kenne

Remembering Hurricane Ike Nine Years Out   Leave a comment

Hurrican Ike Gulf CoastGalveston Beach Front Devastation (September 13, 2008) –Source: http://strangecosmos.com/

Water’s Rising

water’s rising, and you who were caught
in last year’s flood, you are ready to scramble
onto the roof of the car and scream

but on this lonely backstreet, with a good
meal still warm in my belly and the wine
still sweet in my mouth, there are no lights

there is no cell phone, no traffic
no friendly strangers out for a stroll —
there is only the dark, and the current

— Bryce Milligan

IkeLake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas (September 13, 2008)

James and grandma-3695-blogBorn in the Eye of the Storm

A storm in the Gulf
Satellite views as big as Texas
On track for Galveston
Strong winds of medium strength
Pushing a wall of seawater

People boarding up windows
Placing valuables in cars
Preparing to run from the storm
Others preparing to shelter-in-place,
Hoping the storm will turn away

Outer bands begin coming ashore
Bringing water from the sky and the Gulf
Providing a taste of things to come
As cars head north, one is headed south
With baby to be born

Arriving at the Medical Center
The delivery process begins
Outside the winds gain strength
Choreographed with mother’s labor
Moving toward a crescendo of life

 Suddenly, there is peace and calm
As a baby is born in the eye of the storm
A prince of strength – symbol of the storm
A prince of peace – symbol of the eye
Forever in the eye of the storm.

kenne (Written for James, September 9, 2009)

Our Zen Fountain — July 11, 2008   5 comments

(First Posted July 11, 2008)Zen Fountain

 

The Water Flows

It’s hard for me to believe that it was six weeks ago
when I ordered the materials and began the preliminary
preparation for a fountain in our backyard.
There are many reasons why so long,
not the least of which was the delayed delivery of
the fountain pedestal, which finally can in yesterday.  

By working with nature, you can look into your own nature.

“The secret of life is enjoying
the passage of time
Any fool can do it”

kenne

(Project Photos)

Images by kenne


“Everybody is ‘you’. Everybody is ‘I’. That’s our name. We all share that.”

— Alan Watts

Red Hot Blues   Leave a comment

Red Hot Blues DSC_0696 blogRed Hot Blues — Computer Art by kenne

When I think “Red Hot Blues,” I think Stevie Ray Vaughn. We were able to see him at The Woodlands Pavilion in the summer of 1990, less than a month before he died in a helicopter crash in southern Wisconsin in route to Chicago. Stevie was the “Prince of the Blues.”

— kenne

 

 

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