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Turkey Vulture Out On A Limb   Leave a comment

Turkey Vulture-B-W-art-blog-2Turkey Vulture Out On A Limb — Photo-Artistry by kenne

First he said:
It is the woman in us
That makes us write-
Let us acknowledge it-
Men would be silent.
We are not men
Therefore we can speak
And be conscious
(of the two sides)
Unbent by the sensual
As befits accuracy.

I then said:
Dare you make this
Your propaganda?

And he answered:
Am I not I-here?

— William Carlos Williams

The Migration Is Almost Over   2 comments

Turkey Vulture blogTurkey Vulture — Image by kenne

Each spring hundreds of turkey vultures roost overnight near Tanuri Ridge. The following morning they start circling as they continue their flight north. A few weeks ago we would count 250 or more taking off each morning. This morning the count was a half-dozen. There are thousands the migrate through the Tucson basin, Tanuri Ridge just one narrow corridor. I photographed this vulture as he flow over our house. The migration south will begin in early October.

— kenne 

Turkey Vulture   Leave a comment

turkey-vulture-blogTurkey Vulture — Image by kenne

I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.

— Debbie Harry

Turkey Vulture Art   2 comments

turkey-vulture-1-of-1-13-blogTurkey Vulture Computer Art by kenne

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar,
but in a city, with its blaze of lights,
it is unnatural and menacing.
It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers,
biding its time.

— W. Somerset Maugham 

Tanque Verde Grunge   1 comment

Vultures (1 of 1)-17 grunge art blogTurkey Vulture Near Tanque Verde Wash — Grunge Art by kenne

How The Turkey Vulture Saved The World   Leave a comment

Turkey Vultures (1 of 1)-4 Artblog framedAnother Sign Of Spring, Turkey Vultures Overnight by the Tanque Verde Wash — Computer Painting by kenne

“In the time of the ancients,
the sun moved close to the earth
making life unsustainable.
Where upon all animals gathered
to see what could be done,
deciding the sun had to be moved.
One by one attempts were made
to move the sun.

Some, like the fox,
used his mouth
to pull the sun away,
but it was so hot
and he had to stop,
leaving his mouth black
still to this day.

 Next, the opossum tried
moving the sun with his tail,
but he too had to stop,
for the sun was too hot,
leaving his tail bald
still to this day.

Seeing all this,
being the most powerful
and beautiful of birds,
the vulture feared the earth
would soon burn up.
So, she bravely placed her
head against the sun,
flying high into the heavens.

Even with her crown
of feathers burning,
she never stopped
until the sun was far away
and the earth was safe.

Now you know
how the vulture
saved the world
and lost her
magnificent feathers
still to this day.”

This is my telling of a native American myth.

kenne

On The Road To Ruin   7 comments

Turkey Vultures March 2013Image by kenne

On the Road to Ruin — An Ode To Danger People


A time of dangerous opportunity
A time to discard sacred cows
A time for spiritual renewal
A time of shared empathy
A time of caring
A time to create
A time to mute siren songs
A time to be “danger people.”

— kenne

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