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Courtyard Door   Leave a comment

Courtyard Door — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bright desert colors

So sharp in the clear air

Art in Old Pueblo.

— kenne

Hawk In Mesquite Tree   Leave a comment

Cooper’s Hawk in Mesquite Tree — Painting by kenne

“For those of us who portray wildlife . . . our decision to persist in our quest for excellence is almost always based
on a love affair,
a fascination with the creatures of our planet, and a need to share this feeling the best way we know how.”

— Bob Kuhn (Wildlife Artist, One of the Tucson 7)

Costa’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Costa’s Hummingbird in Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hummingbirds flutter

They hurry everywhere

Darting and diving

Busy looking for food

One chaotic mess

Till they stop to rest.

— kenne

 

Windmill In The Desert   1 comment

Windmill In The Desert (November 21, 2022)– Image by kenne

This image was taken near Bear Creek Trail, where we explored the Sabino Creek and Bear Creek area and an old Hohokam archeological site.

Check here for more images the this Monday’s SCVN hike.

— kenne

Pincushion Cactus   Leave a comment

Pincushion Cactus with Pepper-like Fruit, Most Common Cactus In The Sonoran Desert — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Cacti come in all sizes

The nicest prize is in

the smallest package.

— kenne

Zen Fountain in The Woodlands   3 comments

Zen Fountain In The Yard of Our The Woodlands Home (May 2010) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Our yard had a lot of me
in the plants, lighting, and
the fountain where we
buried our cat, Kiko.

And there was the sweat
from the gulf coast heat,
digging through roots to
place the water reservoir.

The photo for this painting
was taken weeks before 
we left our east Texas home,
for a Tucson desert home.

Our friends and family
called us crazy for
leaving
the piney woods for a new
home sixteen hours away.

We return to Houston a
couple times each year,
having driven by our old
home only once, not

stopping, afraid of what
we might see of the old
Zen fountain and landscape
we created with love.

— kenne

Cat and Bird   1 comment

Cat and Bird by Paul Klee moma.org 

Predator

It takes only a minute
to bury a wren.
Two trowels full of dirt
and he’s in.

The cat as the threshold
sits longer in doubt
deciding whether
to stay in or go out.

— Billy Collins

Mums On The Patio Table   2 comments

Mums — Image by kenne

the color of fall

mums on patio table

our store-bought flowers

— kenne

Mule Deer Eating Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Mule Deer in Sabino Canyon (November 8, 2022) —- Images by kenne

On the SCVN Bird and Plant walk (November 8, 2022), we spotted a mule deer eating what appeared to be prickly pear pads.
We are aware that deer will eat the fruit but not the pads. You can tell from these photos that she seems to enjoy the chew.
However, she began to sneeze and use her left hind hoof to scratch her head — wonder why.

— kenne

Saguaros On The Sunny Side of A Hill   Leave a comment

Always More Saguaros On The Sunny Side of A Hill ( November 8, 2022, in Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

Saguaros love sunlight, so the southern part of a ridge or hill will attract the growth of many saguaros.

 

Dragonfly Glow   Leave a comment

Dragonfly Glow — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“When one person suffers from a delusion,
it is called insanity.
When many people suffer from a delusion
it is called a Religion.”

— from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:
An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig

Desert Mistletoe Berries Attracting Birds To Sabino Canyon   1 comment

This morning on the Plant and Bird Walk, we could see a small flock of Eastern Bluebirds, none close enough to get any good photos,
but more will be coming to Sabino Canyon because of all the desert mistletoe berries in the canyon. Till then,
the berries are attracting plenty of Phainopeplas.
— kenne

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains   Leave a comment

Sunset Over The Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

I look at a sunset

and begin to wonder

what is the relationship

between the senses

and matters of beauty,

art and taste responding

one’s feelings and emotions?

The quality of being.

— kenne

A Hungry Hawk   4 comments

Cooper’s Hawk in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

I have a little knowledge of this bird,

never as much as an ornithologist.

Maybe it’s because I don’t have

the right personality or something,

being concerned fundamentally

with the “oughts” of life from

a philosophical point of view,

if you know what I mean.

— kenne

Conversations   2 comments

Conversations — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Lovers
Learn from yesterday
Laugh about today, but
                     talk about
                     tomorrow

— John Boynton

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