Monday, December 31, 2007

Boat Sheds

The tide has gone out
And so have the boat people
Tide in, people in

Sunday, December 30, 2007

How English Can One Get

The world is in bloom
Are we not full of wonder
Let us bide-a-wee

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lupines 5

Sweet butter poppies
Golden blossoms in the breeze
Like thoughts a fleeting

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Whale

Jonah walked away
Leaving this carcass behind
A long time ago

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Frosty morning 1

Gloria Mundi
Sic transit on a Tuesday

Jack kisses the ground

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Akaroa Waterfront 8

The sea invites us
Swim in my turquoise waters
Come refresh your soul

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christchurch Cathedral

Open doors welcome
Invite us to walk inside
Come, find our refuge

Monday, December 24, 2007

Lupines and Poppies 20

Midst high plain gravels
Life blooms, color attacks me

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tasman Coast

Cerulean blue
Seethes under peach tinted sky
I wrap my cloak tight

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Tinge of green and red
Glows within the white frosting
Beauty shining bright

Friday, December 21, 2007

Akaroa Waterfront 7

Light unto mine eye
Color, color everywhere
Not a daub too pink

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Town Hall Fountains

On my nightly walk
Came upon a ghostly scene
Eerie lights glisten

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Chicago Peace

Gentle petals host
Visiting green leaves as guests
Let us share the dayPost Options

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Land of Awe

Sandstone and pebbles
Meet the fog shrouded water
Beneath pastel sky

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Country Road

In cool afternoon
We walk by log fences
Kick the fallen leaves

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Akaroa Waterfront 2

Launching your kayak
Here, let me give you a push
Bon voyage, my friend

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Lyttleton Harbour

On my daily climb
I pause to view the harbour
The placid harbour

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cream Delight 2

A pair of lovelies
One for you and one for me
Enchanted are we

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wild West Coast

My long pants are wet
Water splashes at my feet
Red rocks are wet too

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Splash of Red

Some dancing red leaves
Swirling around overhead
Transport nimble feet

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Old Akaroa

A white picket fence
A cozy nest for us three

Songs are made from this

Monday, December 10, 2007

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

At altar of love
You and I will exchange vows
So peaceful here, now

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Aotearoa NZ 2

A rose has fallen
In a rippled pool it lies
Yet, it beckons me

Saturday, December 8, 2007

More Beach Art

The great wooden fish
Has something caught in its mouth
A man with a watch

Friday, December 7, 2007

Down the Lane

Let’s race down the lane
And we’ll never catch our breath
Cuz, I love you, World

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Akaroa Waterfront

This is our secret
We found a bit of heaven
Don’t tell anyone

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Hagley Park

We walk holding hands
Through the quiet shady park
Sunday afternoons

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Graham Thomas 2

Gathering of roses
Awaken all my senses
You enchant my life

Monday, December 3, 2007



Silent sentinel
Motionless against the tide
Through the coming night

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Autumn Arrowtown

Warm fall afternoon
Free to explore the backyard
No path to follow

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Akaroa landscape

Come visit my home
Nestled in the dusty hills
You are welcome here

Friday, November 30, 2007

Avon Autumn

By peaceful canal
I park my automobile
City oasis

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Flower Carpet

I burst from my bud
In peach, pale yellow and pink
Aren't you amazed?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

High and Dry

Rodin has been here
Left his sculpture at the beach
Where is the nameplate?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Autumn Queenstown Area

Autumn Queenstown area
Come travel with me
We’ll kiss the world with our eyes
Hear Autumn’s flavor

Monday, November 26, 2007

Akaroa Waterfront 4

My family shops
Too busy for simple things
I sit and ponder

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Avon Bridges

The old iron bridge
Many feet have crossed to get
To the other side

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Many Happy Returns

Ahhh, in morning light
I blush and welcome the sun
We bless each other

Friday, November 23, 2007

Below the Cliffs

At secluded cove
Waves crash upon the dark sands
I on aerie perch

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Autumn Arrowtown

Down the quiet streets
I roam with my camera
Capturing the light

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Evening in the McKenzie (29)

Maxfield Parrish blue
Beyond dry rock strewn tundra
Journey not over

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christchurch Art Gallery

Where is it? Where? Where?
I want to see the city
Look in the mirrors

Monday, November 19, 2007

Strawberry Ice

Here amid the thorns
Bloom to full maturity
Swaying in the breeze

Sunday, November 18, 2007

West Coast 2

On my morning walk
Resting to watch the seascape
Shoreline and wave lines

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Autumn Fire

Spectrum of colours
Which ones would brighten this scene
I shall use them all

Friday, November 16, 2007

Evening in the McKenzie (12)

It's simple really
The sea, the sky and the land
But oh, the colors

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Punting on the Avon

The Avon boatman
Will take you down the river
Ducks have own transport

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dear One

How frail the pink rose
Delicate her aroma

Astonish my eye

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cape Foulwind 2

Turbulent water
Stirs the aquamarine sea

I have my surfboard

Monday, November 12, 2007

Golden Leaves

Look for the Cardinal
There, he's hidden in leaves

Now… do you see him?