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Monarch Butterfly   Leave a comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Monarch-art-72.jpgMonarch Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Just living is not enough,”
said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

Psychedelic Mushrooms   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchPsychedelic Mushrooms — Computer art by kenne

Engrossing as a black hole
or your TV screen. I send out
no powers: I accept all
energies, all joys and juices . . .

–from “Dr. P.H.D. Dark, Hypnotist” by W.D. Snodgrass

Canyon Rim Trail   Leave a comment

Phoneline Trail (1 of 1 blog)-2Canyon Rim Trail (Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon, January 15, 2016) — Image by kenne


The Blues at Dusk   1 comment

Clouds Blue (1 of 1) art blog IIBlues at Dusk — Image by kenne

The Light

is no more outside the window, or
on the walls. All that was dissolves.

I watch the lights of evening
flicker across the way

as moths flutter near the
lights of limited space

in an unlimited world
brushing up against the darkness.

— kenne

Boxed And Framed For Fall Delivery   4 comments

Aspen Trail -- 10-22-12“Boxed and Framed For Fall Delivery” — Image by kenne


a poem is a mountain

high above the city,

a place of contrasts,

filled with periods of

rain, snow and drought.

a poem is mountain

filled with expressions of time,

filled with seasons

filled with life and death.

a poem is a mountain

growing old without pity

where God touches earth

bringing forth new life

changing earth’s colors.

a poem is a mountain

where rocks mark places, 

silence bringing on sound,

directing the eye

to things not seen —

only then does the 

mountain become a poem.

— kenne

The Naturalist — The Man In The White Shirt   6 comments

Ralph Mersiowsky Sabino Canyon March 27, 2014-1492 II blog

Ralph Mersiowsky Sabino Canyon March 27, 2014-1492 blog I

Ralph Mersiowsky Sabino Canyon March 27, 2014-1491 blogSabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist, Ralph Mersiowsky Recently Passed Away In Tucson
—  March 27, 2014 by Images by kenne

The Man In The White Shirt

Everyone who walked with
Ralph Mersiowsky
can share many stories about
the man in the white shirt.

During my naturalists training
I observed naturalists
teaching children,
each with his/her
naturalists vest
covered with badges
and many pockets
full of rocks,
minerals, seeds and pictures.

Of the naturalists
with whom I have walked,
from which I learned and
shared knowledge of nature,
Ralph will always be
the man in the white shirt.

For three years
I have spent
Thursday mornings with
elementary school children and
the man in the white shirt.

He has a star
above the canyon
that will always shine
on the hundreds of children
who are closer to nature
because of Ralph Mersiowsky,
the man in the white shirt —
a big-hearted, gentle man.

— kenne 

De Grazia — The Man Was In The Grove   1 comment

DeGrozia GalleryDe Grazia Gallery In The Sun, Tucson

One of my favorite places in Tucson is the De Grazia Gallery In The Sun — I go there every chance I get to learn about and admire the work of Ted De Grazia. The gallery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses six permanent collections of paintings that  trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest.

Having just learned of a new book, De Grazia – The Man and Myths, by James W. Johnson and Marilyn D. Johnson, I’m eager to buy it and learn more about De Grazia. In the following video, the authors talk about the making of their book.

Janie & David VisitFamily Visiting the Gallery While In Tucson

The Gallery In The Sun is a must stop for family and friends visiting us here in Tucson. 

DeGrozia GalleryOne of my favorite Ted DeGrazia paintings — Tambolero

De Grazia’s art work overshadows his skills as a musician and composer. A trumpeter, De Grazia had a “big band” orchestra during the 1930’s, which help pay his tuition at the University of Arizona where he earned a Master of Arts with his thesis, “Art and its Relation to Music in Music Education.” One of my favorite De Grazia painting is that of a drummer, “Tambolero,” which brings to mind Steve Gadd, one of the most well-known and highly regarded session and studio drummers in the industry. If you like big band jazz, you will love the following video, Steve Gadd & The Buddy Rich Big Band: Basically Blue.

Monsoon Rains Fill The Desert Washes And Rivers   3 comments

Tanque Verde Wash — Images by kenne

The monsoon has been pretty active the last few days, as a result the desert washes and rivers now have water in them — a brief experience in the desert southwest. Our community of Tanuri Ridge is located on the north side of the Tanque Verde wash, normally very dry, but not the last couple of days. There are trails along the wash where people walk and ride horses. This morning I went walking along the wash, which had some water. After afternoon rains I went back down to the wash with my camera and took the above photos (August 19, 2014). 




Capturing The Moment — Rock Climbing At Windy Point Vista   4 comments

Rock Climbing-9252 blogWindy Point Vista In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Here’s a link to a 360 view from Windy Point Vista:


Old West Still Life In Black and White   4 comments

Old Tucson-9375-2 blog“Old West Still Life” — Image by kenne

Posted January 1, 2014 by kenneturner in Art, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Sunset # 314 In 2013   4 comments

Sunsets-8844 blogSunset # 314 In The Year 2013 — Image by kenne

Blessed by sunsets

The number cards are showing

each a perfect ten.

— kenne

Bear Canyon Trail Above Seven Falls   6 comments

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Bear Canyon Trail Above 7 Falls-8901 blogThe Sun Peaks Through The Clouds Above The Seven Falls Ridge And The Bear Canyon Trail Coming From The Upper Canyon
— Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Nesting Hummingbirds   22 comments

Desert Museum

Desert MuseumNesting Hummingbirds — Images by kenne

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