Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sunrise Apollo Bay 2

Sunrise Apollo Bay 2

At golden dawn
The golden waves
Spread over golden sands

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Karaka. Corynocarpaceae

This years fruitage
Food for various animals
To propagate elsewhere

Karaka or New Zealand Laurel (Corynocarpus laevigatus) is an evergreen tree of the family Corynocarpaceae endemic to New Zealand. It is common throughout the North and South Islands to Banks Peninsula (43°45′S) and Okarito (43°20′S), on the Three Kings Islands, on Raoul Island in the Kermadecs, and on the Chatham Islands. It is widespread in coastal habitats, often forming a major component of coastal forest, though it rarely dominates. Most botanists consider it to be native only to the northern half of the North Island, having been planted elsewhere by Māori near former village sites, and subsequently spread by birds. ~ Bernard

Monday, December 5, 2016

Water Lilly

Is the pulse
Of life

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Juneau 31

Juneau (31)

Ferry leaves port
Horn blaring
Harbour business

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Paradise Duck Female

Paradise duck. female.(Tadorna 


Very interesting
How these ants
Scurry about

Paradise ducks

(Tadorna tadorna)

The paradise shelduck is New Zealand’s only shelduck, a worldwide group of large, often semi-terrestrial waterfowl that have goose-like features. Unusually for ducks, the female paradise shelduck is more eye-catching than the male; females have a pure white head and chestnut-coloured body, while males have a dark grey body and black head.

Paradise shelducks are commonly observed flying in pairs or grazing on pasture. They are very vocal birds, with males giving a characteristic ‘zonk zonk’, while females make a more shrill ‘zeek zeek’ while flying or as a warning ~ Bernard

Friday, December 2, 2016


Moorings Apollo Bay

Day’s sailing ahead
Glide the calm waters
While others a hunting go

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mexican Hawthorn

Crataegus. Mexican hawthorn. FZ200

Bursting with energy
Portent for the future
At years end of growth

Crataegus mexicana is a species of hawthorn known by the common names tejocote, manzanita, tejocotera and Mexican hawthorn. It is native to the mountains of Mexico and parts of Guatemala, and has been introduced in the Andes. The fruit of this species is one of the most useful among hawthorns. ~ Bernard