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A Visitor On The Wall   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner On Patio Wall — Image by kenne

April thirty-four

A future date from the past

Trust at the moment.

— kenne

Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms   2 comments

Hedgehog Cactus (genus Echinocereus) Blossoms — Image by kenne

The hedgehog cactus earned its name because its short, spiny stems resemble hedgehogs.
The blossoms last for five days, opening in the morning and closing at night. 

 

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny In The Moment   Leave a comment

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Existence only becomes clear through reason;

reason only has content through existence.

By philosophizing, I seek to call attention to the limits of knowledge,

not with the skeptical purpose of disposing of knowledge altogether,

but rather in order to let the truth which always lies just beyond

those limits shine through for a moment.”

— kenne

Property Line Outside Tucson   Leave a comment

Property Line Outside Tucson– Image by kenne

Three Sketches of Anxiety

I’ve got two hands and an urge
to yank out your teeth,

my lover said, dropping the dress
she made from my shirt

to the floor, to see the landscape
a mouth of holes might look like
.

Maybe jagged potholes on a rainslick
street
, she said, climbing over

the bed. Maybe, she winked, a prairie
dog town in West Texas after a flood
.

Curtis Bauer

Redwing Blackbirds At Sweetwater Wetlands   Leave a comment

Redwing Blackbirds Are Very Common At The Sweetwater Wetlands Park In Tucson (April 29, 2022) — Images by kenne

Lucid Moments   1 comment

Costa’s Hummingbird Outside Kitchen Window – Image by kenne

Don’t Allow the Lucid Moment to Dissolve

 
Don’t allow the lucid moment to dissolve
Let the radiant thought last in stillness
though the page is almost filled and the flame flickers
We haven’t risen yet to the level of ourselves
Knowledge grows slowly like a wisdom tooth
The stature of a man is still notched
high up on a white door
From far off, the joyful voice of a trumpet
and of a song rolled up like a cat
What passes doesn’t fall into a void
A stoker is still feeding coal into the fire
Don’t allow the lucid moment to dissolve
On a hard dry substance
you have to engrave the truth
 
— Adam Zagajewski
Translated by Renata Gorczynski

 

Desert Chicory   Leave a comment

Two Bees On Desert Chicory — HDR Image by kenne

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the
repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

― Rachel Carson

Mourning Doves   2 comments

Mourning Doves On European Fan Palms — Images by kenne

A graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove that’s common across the continent.
Mourning Doves perch on telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground;
their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments.
When taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying. Mourning Doves are
the most frequently hunted species in North America. — Source: All About Birds

More Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Prickly Pear Cactus Blossoms — Images by kenne

Most people, when asked to identify a yellow spring flower would probably identify daffodils.
But, in the sunny Tucson area, most people would say the prickly pear cactus blossom,
or the palo verde blossoms.

Yellow is a warm and friendly color and most associated with is the sun. During spring,
it almost seems like the sun changes its light from a cold white to a warm and glowy yellow.

Arizona Gray Squirrel   2 comments

Arizona Gray Squirrel On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

“the squirs came to my house.”
“they did?”
“yes.”
“squirrels?”
“squirs!”
“were there many of them?”

“many of them.”
“what happened?”
“they talked to me.”
“they did?”
“yes, they talked to me.”
“what did they say?”
“they asked me if I wanted . . .”
“what did they say?”
“they asked me if I wanted a fix.”
“what? what did you say?”
“I said — ‘they asked me if I wanted a fix.’ “
“and what did you say?”
“I said, ‘no.’
“and what did the squirs say?”
“they said, ‘WELL, ALL RIGHT!’ “

— from notes of a dirty old man by Charles Bukowski

The Easter Bunny Was Here!   Leave a comment

Easter Morning Walk (April 17, 2022) — Image by kenne

Turns out bunnies don’t lay eggs.

Quote From The Four Winds   Leave a comment

“As we know, there are lessons to be learned from history.
Hope to be derived from hardships faced before.
We’ve gone through bad times before and survived, even thrived.
History has shown us the strength and durability of the human spirit,
In the end, it is our idealism and our courage, and our commitment to one another
–what we have in common–that will save us.”

— from “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

Yellow On Blue   Leave a comment

Blooming Palo Verde Tree Under A Tucson Blue Sky — Image by kenne

One Down, Two To Go   Leave a comment

Because These Cactus Blossoms Opened  During Easter Week, They Are Our Easter White Cactus Blossoms. — Image by kenne

Our potted cactus

Grows too slow to be noticed

Until it’s springtime.

— kenne

Stumble On   Leave a comment

Hiking Shoes — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Stumble On

My hiking shoes rest in the garage

Next to the hiking poles, yet

I continue to stumble on — 

Stumble on down life’s path.

A life of jogging, enduring pain

Followed by a decade of hiking

Enduring pain in an old man’s body,

Yet I continue to stumble on —

Stumble on down life’s path

Trying not to let a stumble

Become a fall on life’s path.

— kenne

 

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