Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Samhain


In the stealth of night
Something creepy crawls this way
It’s all in the mind


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Monday, October 30, 2017

Coast Wattle

Coast Wattle. Australia.

Frilly pineapple slices
That’s what the eye sees
But not the throat


Acacia sophorae, commonly known as 'coastal wattle, Coastal Wattle is a wattle found in coastal and subcoastal south-eastern Australia from the Eyre Peninsula to southern Queensland. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of Sallow Wattle (Acacia longifolia). The specific epithet refers to its similarity to plants in the genus Sophora

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Pied Shag 5

Pied Shag NZ. (Phalacrocorax varius)

You make me so mad
You wouldn’t do it my way
Go to your pond


This large black-and-white shag is often seen individually or in small groups roosting on rocky headlands, trees or artificial structures. In regions where it occurs it can usually be readily seen about harbours and estuaries associated with cities or towns. Unlike most other shag species, the pied shag is reasonably confiding, allowing close approach when roosting or nesting in trees. It generally forages alone, but occasionally in small groups when prey is abundant. ~ Bernard

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cunningham Pier

Cunningham Pier. Geelong Vic.

The shining spires
At piers end
An edifice beckons


Cunningham Pier is probably the most iconic structure on our magnificent waterfront. Opening in the mid 1850’s, the pier was a vital part of our port with rail being used to load and unload cargo up until the late 1970’s. With the modernisation of Geelong’s ports, Cunningham Pier was no longer suitable and fell into disuse.
Other than the odd visiting naval vessel Cunningham Pier sat dormant for many years. But in 1989, some local entrepreneurs saw the potential of the green cargo shed on the pier and started the first of what became an institution on Geelong’s social calendar, New Year on the Pier. This mammoth event turned the goods shed into a huge nightclub with thousands seeing in the New Year. New Year on the Pier remained on the pier each new year until the pier was sold off in the 1990’s, forcing a slight name change to the event when it became New Year by the Pier. ~ Bernard

Friday, October 27, 2017

Shotover 4

Gold on the Shotover River. Otago (4)

Rain will wash the hills
Bring silt to the river
Onward unto the sea


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Year of the Snake 2


This scary dragon
He breathed fire on me
Scorched my soul


Phnom Penh 2013
Chinese New Year ~ Karl

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Creek Street Ketchikan

Creek Street Ketchikan, Alaska

Soft ripples of water
Scant breath of wind
Tranquil traveled path


Creek Street is a historic boardwalk perched on pilings along the banks of Ketchikan Creek in Ketchikan, Alaska. A former Red Light District where both men and salmon swam upstream to spawn. It is now a quaint place to tour Dolly’s House museum, view totem poles, shop at locally owned stores and galleries, enjoy local art and culture. In the summer months, salmon gather by the thousands to spawn upstream; seals and otters are never far away with eagles perched in the trees above. ~ Bernard