Archive for the ‘Tucson AZ’ Tag

Feeling High   Leave a comment

Purple Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

About the time

I’m feeling high

I start acting funny

But don’t know why

 

Today becomes the day after today

Or is it the end of time

Only to be floating in

An ocean of deathless life

  

Feeling gratitude for God’s gift

Awaking the soul

Becoming void as I was

When I was not yet

  

“Turn from gazing after.”

To kiss the sky

Devoid of all

Foreign images

 

Only to be

Born again

From inside the outside

Looking in

 

Jimi had a spell

On his brain

Purple in color

Inspired by a Haze

 

Deluded by doubt

“Am I happy or in misery?”

To be answered not in the words

But the color of the font

— kenne

Desert Cotton Blossom   1 comment

Desert Cotton Blossom In Sabino Canyon (09/25/14) — Image by kenne

Butterfly On The Mountain   Leave a comment

Patio Sunset — 03/03/20   2 comments

Patio Sunset (03-05-20)-72Patio Sunset (03/03/20) — Image by kenne

 

Stumped In Time   3 comments

Log (1 of 2)-art-72.jpgStumped in Time — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Time logged in time

Circles go round and round

Age lines crack the years

Only a stump remains

Stumped in time

— kenne

The Good Fight   4 comments

Old Cactus (1 of 1)-2 Art_blog“It’s A Tough Life” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Good Fight

It is a tough life

In my second century

Giving the good fight.

— kenne

Evidence There Is Heaven On Earth   2 comments

desert phlox-edit-1-art-sq-72Carphochaete bigelovii – Bigelow’s Bristlehead Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Radiating out of the darkness
on a desert winter morning
stars on the ground replacing
the stars in the clear desert sky
evidence there is heaven on earth.

— kenne

 

Bird On A Limb — Revisited   3 comments

Bird on  Limb Art July 2015-8227 blogBird On A Limb — Photo-Artistry by kenne

On an outing to photograph
wildflowers and butterflies
a little bird kept chirping,
as if to get my attention.

Staying on point,
I tried ignoring her —
the conditions for
photographing her

were not good,
but she was persistent.
So, ignoring problems with
lighting and distance

I answered her call
taking two shots.
Later, at home
I downloaded the images

and as expected,
they were not good.
But, something
about the little bird

kept getting my attention,
so I created a way
to share her
in the blogosphere.

— kenne

(First posted August 6, 2015.)

Autumn Leaves   6 comments

fall-leaves-art-blogAutumn Leaves — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Autumn Song

BY DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
         Laid on it for a covering,
         And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?
And how the swift beat of the brain
Falters because it is in vain,
         In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
         Knowest thou not? and how the chief
Of joys seems—not to suffer pain?
Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
         Bound up at length for harvesting,
         And how death seems a comely thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

Come With Me   1 comment

Sabino Canyon Panorama(View from Blacketts Ridge- blog.jpgSabino Canyon as Viewed from Blackett’s Ridge in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Come with me to Blackett’s Ridge
To hike a rocky switch-back trail.
A deep gorge designates the end
Overlooking converging canyons. 
White clouds hang from a blue sky.
Now we wait for the sun to go down
When we will return to the trailhead
Under the light of the harvest moon.

— kenne

Autumn Sunset   1 comment

Sunset-0621 art blogAutumn Sunset — Computer Art by kenne

Watching yesterday’s sunset
before hitting the road
headed west on I-10
to southern California
with millions of other 
Thanksgiving Holiday travels.

Having made it safely
is now added to the list
of things for which
to be thankful —
a much appreciated
long list of gratitude.

— kenne

Dried Wildflowers   1 comment

Seeds-0670 blog

Seeds-0669 blogDried Wildflowers — Images by kenne

 In the fall
beauty takes on
a different form
changing colors

minus the fresh
softness of spring.

— kenne

Twisted Wire Landing   Leave a comment

dragonfly-art-blogTwisted Wire Landing — Computer Art by kenne

Twisted wire landing
Must have miscalculated
An off course moment.

— kenne

Greater Roadrunner In The Brush   2 comments

Roadrunner (1 of 1) blogGreater Roadrunner in the Brush — Image by kenne

Been seeing a lot of these guys lately. With much cooler days  some of the greater roadrunner’s food,
like  tarantulas, scorpions, and reptiles are underground. This one was all about business, hunting through the brush.

A Great Way To Stay Young   2 comments

Turner with 2nd graders 20150115_095711 blogMr. T with 2nd Grade Students In Sabino Canyon (January 15, 2015) — Image by Phil Bentley

A great way to stay young is to spend a morning with five second grade students in Sabino Canyon on your seventy-four birthday. Today’s program, titled “Back to the Past”, was about the Hohokum peoples of the Sonoran Desert that use to inhabit the Tucson basin hundreds of years ago — covering such topics as hunting, gathering, farming, water, shelter, art and sports.

At one point I was talking about how the Hohokum dug canals from rivers to grow crops. 

One of the students asked, “What’s a canal?”

To which I replied, “It’s like a ditch, channel through which water runs from the river to the crops.”

The little girl said, “Oh, like a TV channel?” — “Out of the mouths of babes!”

A boy told me how he liked the hike and going by the dam, but added:

“I really don’t like how we stopped every 20 seconds, but I had a great time.” (Think he was telling me that I talk too much?)

Another great day outdoors with nature talking about the past with the future.

“. . . that fruitful miracle of communication in the midst of solitude.”

— Marcel Proust

kenne

%d bloggers like this: