Sunday, April 30, 2017

Giant Eggfly

Gaint egg fly Hypolmnas Bolina

Masque at a ball
Who can it be
In this disguise

Hypolmnas Bolina

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Onward valiant soldiers
Charging into battle
War rages within

Phnom Penh City ~ Karl

Friday, April 28, 2017

Arbor Day

I’m feeling free
I’m over the trees
Floating along
On a soft summer breeze


Photo Credit

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Australasian Grebe

Australasian Grebe.

Elegant in tails
Dressed to the nines
Well, maybe 8 and a halves

The Australasian grebe is a small waterbird common on fresh water lakes and rivers in greater Australia, New Zealand and on nearby Pacific islands. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Port Stephens 2

Port  Stephens. NSW Australia.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently ‘cross the sea
Merrily in life’s dream

The port was named by Captain Cook when he passed on 11 May 1770, honouring Sir Philip Stephens, who was Secretary to the Admiralty. Stephens was a personal friend of Cook and had recommended him for command of the voyage. It seems Cook's initial choice had actually been Point Keppel and Keppel Bay, but instead he used Keppel Bay later.

The first ship to enter the port was the Salamander, a ship of the Third Fleet that later gave the suburb of Salamander Bay its name, in 1791. In that same year escaped convicts, then known as 'bolters', discovered coal in the area.

In 1795 the crew of the HMS Providence discovered a group of escaped convicts, living with the Worimi people. Port Stephens became a popular haven for escaped convicts and so in 1820 a garrison of soldiers was established at what is now known as Soldiers Point. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Common Eggfly

Common Eggfly

Batman rises
Upon extended wings
Over green metropolis

Monday, April 24, 2017

School Days

Headed to their future
Ready for the day’s reward
Walking each other home

Takeo Province ~ Karl