Archive for the ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ Tag

Christmas Day, 2019   6 comments

Thimble Peak - Snow -72.jpgSnow At Windy Point Vista, Tucson, Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

When I think of the historical Christ, I think of courage:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

— Theodore Roosevelt


Pueblo Cliff Dwellings, Mesa Verde National Park   1 comment

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings-3025-1 blog named“Cliff Palace” Mesa Verde National Park Image by kenne

The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations
of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset,
and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Images by kenne

Mesa Verde National Park blog-Panorama from the Highest Point In Mesa Verde National Park — Image by kenne



Zion National Park Snapshots   Leave a comment

“It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Zion National Park Snapshots
(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Images by kenne

“Life is a great adventure…accept it in such a spirit.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

High In The Canyon   3 comments

Desert Eye Sunset II blog framed IIIHigh In The Canyon — Images by kenne

High in the canyon
stands the fool on the hill

Watching the setting sun,
while chanting the reflection –

“Use me while you can,
for if you but blink,

I will be gone
no more on this watch.”

Bougainvillea & Sunsets December 2012

Paraphrasing a Theodore Roosevelt quote:

I do not believe
there ever was any life
more attractive
to an active older man
than life in the canyon.
It is a fine, healthy life, too;
opening new doors —
enjoying life to its fullest,
moment by moment.

— kenne

Mission San José de Tumacácori   6 comments

Ruins of the Franciscan church at Mission San José de Tumacácori — Images by kenne

Last Wednesday we went to Nogales, Sonora and Patagonia and Sonoita in southern Arizona. Along the way, we visited the Mission San José de Tumacácori. Father Eusebio Francisco Kino established the mission in January, 1692. Originally called San Cayetano de Tumacácori, the mission was established at an existing native O’odham or Sobaipuri settlement on the east side of the river. After the Pima rebellion of 1751, the mission was moved to the present site on the west side of the Santa Cruz river and renamed San José de Tumacácori. Preservation and stabilization efforts began in 1908 when the area was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt and continue today.


(Click on any of the photo thumbnails to see large view.)


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