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Tlaquepaque Count Yard In The Late Afternoon   2 comments

Tlaquepaque (1 of 1) blogOne of the  Tlaquepaque Count Yards In The Late Afternoon, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts in Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

So hear the tones of cedar flow,

Reminding us from place afar,

A gift of art from Navaho,

a sea of sound — a reservoir. 

The breathy notes pushed from the wood

with airy tones in triple trill,

is calling us to brotherhood

that bathes the heart when all is still. 

Listen as it calls the eagle,

the bear, the deer and buffalo,

brothers of the kingdoms regal,

sister spirits of long ago. 

These ancient sounds from wooden voice,

in sentient wait below the bark,

now sing in beauty to rejoice —

returning song to Meadowlark. 

— from The Diné by Rolland G. Smith

Chapel at Tlaquepaque   Leave a comment

Sedona Chapel (1 of 1) blogChapel at Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

The Chapel at Tlaquepaque is located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village along the tree-lined Oak Creek. The chapel is designed after some Mexican haciendas that provided a private chapel for a visiting priests could offer mass and other services.

Five in the Afternoon

“A boy brought the white sheet
at five in the afternoon.
A frail of lime already prepared
at five in the afternoon.
The rest was death and death alone
at five in the afternoon.”

— Federico Garcia Lorca


Raven’s Drinking Fountain   2 comments

observe the raven

drinking among the breakage

at Tlaquepaque.

Raven (1 of 1) blog

Raven (1 of 1)-2 blog“Raven’s Drinking Fountain” — Images by kenne

where courtyards offer

a cuisine of art and soul

under cottonwoods.

— kenne

Tlaquepaque Courtyard (1 of 1)_art blogOne of the Tlaquepaque Courtyards — Image by kenne

I Just Met Photographer, Joshua Esquivel   6 comments

DSC_8361-900x747Joshua Esquivel Image from

After spending my Monday morning hiking and photographing in the Sedona area, I went for lunch at René Restaurant in Tlaquepaque. We had eaten there before and love the relaxed fine dining ambiance, even for an old longhaired hiker like me. Joshua introduced himself as my waiter, and after taking my order he noticed my Nikon D800 — you can guess the rest of my story, photography. He also has a D800, but rather getting the new D810, he now has the D750 and loves it, which appears to be the majority opinion of many professional photographers — yes, Joshua Esquivel is an excellent professional photographer.

DSC_2299-2-601x900Joshua Esquivel,

I had not yet seen any of his work, but I could tell from our conversation that he knew photography and was good, so I handed my camera to him and ask if he would take my photograph figuring that when he becomes famous I could say Joshua took my picture back when. (Ok, he could have been more creative.)

Kenne at Rene's (1 of 1)-2 blogkenne at René’s — Image by joshua

It was a real pleasure meeting Joshua and now that we have crossed paths, may we stay connected in our journeys — peace, my friend.


“I know there is no straight road

No straight road in this world

Only a giant labyrinth

Of intersecting crossroads”

— Federico Garcia Lorca

DSC_2813-Pano-900x379Joshua Esquivel,

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Sedona   3 comments

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortTlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Sedona
— Image by kenne

René Restaurant and Wine Bar, Lunch In Sedona   4 comments

Sedona & Talking Stick Resort

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortRené Restaurant and Wine Bar, Sedona, Arizona — Images by kenne

cloudy day in sedona



art center

walking by 


restaurant and wine bar

well past noon

graceful old-world arches

tranquil plaza

the patio

beckoned us

glass of wine


elegant surroundings

later walking downtown

catching the sunset

deciding on 


after nine

sedona is closed

stopping at 

circle k


bottle of wine


to a perfect day

— kenne

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