Pools Of Sorrow, Waves Of Joy

Pools of Sorrow, waves of joy and a time to sound the need for autonomous and creative intercourse among person in our community.

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Tanuri Ridge (1 of 1) blog framedPalo Verde trees, common to the Sonoran Desert, brighten the Tucson area in the springtime with thousands of five-petaled yellow blossoms.
“Waves of Joy” — Image by kenne

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD — TRYING TO REASON

We traverse these streets,
sometimes early in the morning,
sometimes late in the day,
sometimes walking,
sometimes running —
always for a reason.

We wave at passersby,
sometimes we greet them,
sometimes it’s just a smile
sometimes we stop and talk,
sometimes walking together,
always for a reason.

We have neighborly expectations,
sometimes it’s watering plants,
sometimes it’s calling the ill,
sometimes it’s being complimentary,
sometimes it’s being watchful,
always for a reason.

We can be a convivial people,
sometimes we go out together,
sometimes we party together,
sometimes we join clubs together,
sometimes we share community work,
always for a reason.

We can be adversaries,
sometimes our expectations are not real,
sometimes we over react,
sometimes we take reactions personally,

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Capturing The Moment — Blossoms In Our Desert Yard

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The Summer Rains Help Brighten Desert Yards — Images by kenne

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Capturing The Moment — Painted Lady, The One Day Butterfly

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Aspen Draw August 2013Painted Lady Butterfly — Image by kenne

One Day Butterfly

Aren’t we all one-day butterflies,
not aware of time.
Searching for partners or honey
until Death kisses us.
Then in his arms, tenderly rocked,
waiting for a new chance
to fly away again
and join the dance
of the one-day butterfly

— Mary Emily Bradley

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Clouds Over Tanuri Ridge

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Cloud Images by kenne (Click on any of the images to see a larger view.)

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White-lined Sphinx (Hummingbird) Moth

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Like moths in general, they at nocturnal and often seen at dusk, as was the case for this white-lined sphinx. I was watering some potted plant when I saw this moth darting from blossom to blossom. The white-lined sphinx  is often called a hawk moth and the hummingbird moth because of its hovering, swift flight patterns. (The white-lined sphinx moth ranges in length from 2 1/2 to 3/12 inches.) These characteristics, added to low light at dusk, make it a challenge to photograph, which is why I used a flash to capture these images.

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Capturing The Moment — Desert Tortoise

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Life Goes Go — Images by kenne

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Capturing The Moment — Desert Spiny Lizard

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Lizards are very common to the desert — they are everywhere. This one just happen to be in our yard, showing off all his color.

He sits on the rock

The desert spiny lizard

Lots of colored spins.

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Artist Malcolm Alexander Moves Back To Santa Fe — Continuing The March To A Different Beat

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When we moved to Tucson three years ago, one of the first people we met and established a friendship was visual artist, Malcolm Alexander. Recently, for reasons of health, the 89-year-old Malcolm moved back to Santa Fe, where he can be closer to family and friends.

Malcolm is very missed — sights of the lumbering (6′ 5″) big man walking around the Circle; conversations at the pool; knocks at our door seeking help in finding his cell phone and his general question, “What’s the latest malicious gossip?” There were the times we went to lunch, and he would ask me questions about my philosophy of life, or the knocks at the door, just wanting to talk, which for Malcolm meant listening and observing — when it comes to people and politics, Malcolm’s more into asking questions than telling you what he thinks unless it has to do with living compositions.

“To this…

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My Dear Mountains — A Poem

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Country Club Vist Drive-7815 blogRain In The Mountains: Tanuri Ridge View — Image by kenne

The above image was taken after returning from hiking on Mt. Lemmon. Our morning hike was without rain, however, upon my return from the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina’s, I could see the rain clouds adding to the over 17 inches since the beginning of the summer rainy season (the last two months) — while the Tanuri Ridge community has only received about 2 inches. I call it the good, the bad and the beautiful!

My Dear Mountains

Everyday I try to say,
To say words describing
My attraction to you.

Exploring the reasons,
The reasons why
You nurture my well-being.

Is it your dance,
The dance you perform
In and around me?

Is it the call,
The call of Echo
The voice of last words?

Is it the view,
The view
of the shadowed canyons?

Is it…

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Gravel Rock Landscaping Around The Pool Area

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Pool RocksWorkers place wheelbarrows under the Bobcat shovel for distribution around the pool landscape. Only inside the community center is being done at this time.

There was a lot of dust being generated by this process, but the gusty-winds blowing to the northeast kept the dust away from the pool — note the chair in the pool.

— Images by kenne

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