Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nancy Steen

Nancy Steen.Rose.

Pink blush your cheeks
Softness is your world
With subtle aroma


Nancy Steen was a New Zealand rosarian, and this rose is named after her.
The flowers are usually described as blush pink, though people's blushes are never as subtle as this rose. The last flowers bloom well into autumn, and can be quite a bit darker in colour. ~ Bernard

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lotus Flower


I beckon to you
Come unto me
We will know delight


Cambodia ~ Karl

Friday, August 26, 2016

Icy Strait Point 28

Icy Strait Point (28)

Loaded to fish
Prospect of competition
Mostly with one's self


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Keas

Keas.

From hilltop vantage
Valleys of our domain
Constant surveillance

The kea Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot of the superfamily Strigopoidea found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. About 48 cm (19 in) long, it is mostly olive-green with a brilliant orange under its wings and has a large, narrow, curved, grey-brown upper beak. The kea is the world's only alpine parrot. Its omnivorous diet includes carrion but consists mainly of roots, leaves, berries, nectar, and insects. Now uncommon, the kea was once killed for bounty due to concerns by the sheep-farming community that it attacked livestock, especially sheep It received full protection in 1986 ~ Bernard

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Loch Ard Gorge 8

Loch Ard Gorge 8

Below sturdy cliff
A hidden alcove awaits
The pleasure of you


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Anna Leese

Anna Leese

Your fans have arrived
To watch the performance
Bravos to ensue


Floribunda - A striking rose in warm sumptuous tones of apricot, yellow orange and red. Mahogany red new growth and dark green foliage.


International Name: Wekscemala
Height: 1.2m
Colour: Apricot yellow orange and red
Fragrance: Mild

 ~ Bernard

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dragon


Enter eager dragon
With sharp gold teeth
To rend and eviscerate


Diamond Island ~ Karl