Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Iris Gee

Iris Gee Rose.

Immaculately cloaked
The Lemon Pimpernel
Comes to the rescue


This upright tall bush has flowers that look like silk. Creamy buff blooms that repeat well and cuts very nicely for the vase. This is a sport of the popular 'Liverpool Echo'. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Independence Monument


Official symbols
Pass in review
Guardians of the gate


King Father of Cambodia (laid to rest) ~ Karl

Monday, August 21, 2017

Public Art Works

Public art works Juneau.

The salmon run
Intrigues children
Of all ages


The Juneau Empire Mural painted on the wall of a parking structure a few blocks from Downtown Juneau. ~ Bernard

Sunday, August 20, 2017

White Faced Heron 5

White Faced Heron.

Got my overcoat
Braced for inclement weather

Scarf and boots too!

The white-faced heron is New Zealand's most common heron, despite being a relatively new arrival to this country. It is a tall, elegant, blue-grey bird that can be seen stalking its prey in almost any aquatic habitat, including damp pasture and playing fields. Because it occupies space also shared with people it is usually well habituated to their presence, and may allow close approach.

Identification
The white-faced heron is a medium-sized heron with primarily blue-grey plumage. As the name suggests it has white on the face and the front of its neck. The back is medium blue-grey with the chest and underside more brown-toned. In breeding plumage, white-faced herons have strap-like grey plumes on the back, and shorter pinkish brown plumes on the breast. The dagger-like bill is dark grey, dull yellow at the base, and the legs are pale yellow. In flight the white-faced heron usually tucks its head back towards its shoulders in the characteristic heron posture, but it will also fly with the neck out-stretched. Its open wings show contrast between the pale grey fore-wing and dark grey main flight feathers on both the upper and lower surfaces. Immature birds lack the white face. ~ Bernard

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bollards 8

Bollards Geelong Australia (8)

Today’s paper, sir?
Fresh off the press
Help a poor girl out


No visitor to Geelong’s magnificent waterfront precinct can miss the whimsical bollards that stretch from Rippleside to Limeburners Point. Painted by local artist Jan Mitchell, the bollards have become an icon of Geelong, Australia. ~ Bernard

Friday, August 18, 2017

Burma Star

Burma Star Rose.

Two troubadours
All brash and humorous
Come to entertain the crowd


Unfading apricot flowers that grow in upright clusters on a medium to tall bush. Very free flowering. ~ Bernard

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Riverside


Flags fluttering
As a bird flies above
A day like all days


In front of Royal Palace
Phnom Penh City ~ Karl