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Let’s Dance, Grandma   2 comments

“Let’s Dance, Grandma” — James and Joy (October 2, 2021)

Chevy Bel Air Taillight Art   2 comments

1956 Chevy Bel Air Taillight — HDR Image by kenne

… A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music
Used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while
 
… But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died
 
… So, bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
And them good ol’ boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
Singin’, “This’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die”
 
— from American Pie, Pt. 1 by Don McLean

 

Albert’s Squirrel   Leave a comment

Albert’s Squirrel (Mt. Lemmon) — Image by kenne

Abert’s squirrels live, nest, feed, and seek refuge from enemies mostly in
Ponderosa pine forests, but also can be found in mixed coniferous forests
where they are likely to have been introduced by humans.

All Abert’s squirrels have prominent ear tufts and long, bushy tails.
During the winter, ear tassels measure about an inch in length
(thus the nickname, “tassel eared squirrel”) but become shorter in summer.

 

Aspen Draw Fall Colors   Leave a comment

Aspen Draw Trail On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

You should always know when

you’re shifting gears in life.

You should leave your era,

it should never leave you.

— Leontyne Price

 

Red Rock Skimmer   Leave a comment

Red Rock Skimmer (October 28, 2021) — Image by kenne

On a cool morning

Sunning on a concrete bridge

Near Sabino Creek.

— kenne

Western Diamondback On The Defence   1 comment

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake On The Defence — Image by kenne

With desert temperatures in the upper 40s at night and low 80s during the day,
it’s not uncommon to see these guys along the trail getting some sun
before moving on as they look for food.
This guy was a little bothered as we approached.
However, he was kind enough to let us know. 

— kenne

Funereal Duskywing Butterfly   2 comments

Funereal Duskywing Butterfly (Sabino Canyon, October 28, 2021) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Sometimes, the most profound of awakenings

come wrapped in the quietest of moments.”

— Stephen Crane

Sacred Datura Flower   Leave a comment

Sacred Datura Flower — Image by kenne

Witches and sorcerers cultivated plants with the power to “cast spells” — in our vocabulary, “psychoactive” plants.
Their potion recipes called for such things as datura, opium poppies, belladona, hashish, fly-agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria),
and the skin of toads (which can contain DMT, a powerful hallucinogen). These ingredients would be combined in a hempseed-oil-based
“flying ointment” that the witches would then administer vaginally using a special dildo. This was the “broomstick”
by which these women were said to travel.

— Michael Pollan

All Souls Procession   Leave a comment

All Souls Procession, Tucson, Arizona — Photo-Artistry by kenne

After being canceled last year because of the pandemic, the Tucson All Souls Procession took place the past weekend.

Be A Flower   Leave a comment

Flatspine Stickseed — Image by kenne

Be a flower. 
Be a seed. 
Let your growth
Arouse curiosity.
Let it fascinate
And amaze.
Let it inspire the artist
And the scientist. 
Let it shock the doubters.
Let it grant hope
To the hopeless.
Let it begin in silence, 
And end with a loud bang.
Don’t be an open book –
Be mysterious. 
Be extraordinary,
B
e undefinable, 
Be a ball of fiery fire, 
And above all, 
Grow in silence, 
And let your success
Do the talking.

― from Song of a Nature Lover by Michael Bassey Johnson, 

Two Desert Spiny Lizards   Leave a comment

Two Desert Spiny Lizards — Image by kenne

“Lizards can’t pass through walls, but if we replace the L with a W, the goal might be attained.”

― from  Song of a Nature Lover by Michael Bassey Johnson

Out Of The Blue And Into The Black   Leave a comment

7 Falls In Bear Canyon — Image by kenne

Hey hey, my  my
Rock and roll can never die
There’s more to the picture
Than meets the eye

Hey, hey, my, my
Out of the blue and into the black
You pay for this, but they give you that
And once you’re gone, you can’t come back
When you’re out of the blue and into the black

 
— from Hey Hey, My My by Neil Young
 
 

“Cheers”   Leave a comment

“Cheers,” Joy — Image by kenne

“Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments.
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Road To Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Fall Colors On The Road To Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

I know fall is here
You can feel it in the air
Signs are everywhere.

A blue sky above
Framing the colors of fall
Can we stop the clock?

The days are shorter
Our nights are by the fireplace
It’s hot-toddy time!

— kenne

In A Yellow Wood   Leave a comment

Fall In The Canyon — Image by kenne

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth . . .

 
— from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
 
 
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