Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Meditation in Blue

"Meditation in Blue" Collage © N. Doany
As if in a dream
I remember who I am
But vaguely, I guess

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Harbourside Sunset

The fishing is done
Tend to the lines, traps and gear
Let’s go get a drink

Monday, December 29, 2008


Clear glass takes colour
Reflects whatever’s nearby
Like vanes show the wind

Sunday, December 28, 2008

City Style 16

Dramatic background
Sets off bold architecture
No humbleness shown

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Milford Storm 14

Rising from the mist
Mountain sends a cold wet wind
I seek safe harbour

Friday, December 26, 2008

C is for Courage

"C is for Courage" Collage © N. Doany
Liberty is blind
So, too, are people in love
We feel for the truth

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Days End 9

If I close my eyes
And sit still, just listening
Symphony of Earth

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Doodling 2

Shall we quilt a while
Patch together scraps of cloth
Create our own style

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

City Style 15

Someone’s child was here
Given artistic freedom

Monday, December 22, 2008

Milford Sound Mirrored

Rub my eyes again
Just my imagination?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fleeting Time

"Fleeting time" Mixed Media © N. Doany 2007
Butterfly’s are free
To gallop through the garden
So are we, my dear

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunset 8

Light shatters through clouds
A nightlight at end of day
May you find your way

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Past Era

Implements of fire
Rust belies their usefulness
Tools of sweat and strain

Thursday, December 18, 2008

City Style 14

Prow of the building
Figurehead of proud business
Sails financial seas

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Autumn Leaves

Sprightly dancing leaves
Pirouette across the stage
Foliage ballet

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Paper Collage 2

Paper Collage © N. Doany 2007
I’ve nothing to say
Just having a bad hair day
You got a problem?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Days End 2

Hi Fred. Hi Mabel
Going anywhere tonight?
Naw, early to bed

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sumatran Tiger

Cat in the jungle
Tiger, tiger burning bright
Intrepid stalker

Saturday, December 13, 2008

City Style 13

Granite, glass and steel
Build us a proud edifice
A financial erection

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lake Wakatipu

Orange, yellow, red
Broad strokes of Autumn’s paint brush
Trees are the canvas

Thursday, December 11, 2008

War d'Oeuvres #2

"War d'Oeuvres #2 " Paper collage © N. Doany 1982
Moroccan intrigue
A crusty sailor invites
Senora’s cabal

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shepherd’s Sunset 3

I pause to gaze West
Keeping watch over the flock
Return to my work

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pattern 1

Gold and blue pastels
Leaves and stems and what is that?
In my blurred vision

Monday, December 8, 2008

City Style 12

Collect all the blocks
Put this puzzle together
Simple symmetry

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Swirl of Colour

I pause by the pool
Enraptured in the colours
The soft grace of sight

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Clay Cliffs Omarama

We lace hiking boots
And leave our truck on foot
Adventure looms ahead

Friday, December 5, 2008


Rainbow on fire
The pot of gold has melted
There’s some for us all

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Debris in a cave
Hieroglyphs on a wall
Bones and moons as art

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

City Style 11

The sum of the parts
When aligned in certain ways
Is more than the whole

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Autumn Colours 11

This bouquet of leaves
A present for your delight
Signed, Mother Nature

Monday, December 1, 2008

Polikarpov 1-153 Chaika

Man your planes, airmen
Be ready to rule the skies
Make it back safely

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Days End 4

At the break of night
Gold light fills the Western sky
Treasure to behold

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Final Rest

Meet your dusty end
When you loose this mortal coil
And find peace in earth

Some appropriate music for this post
Open as a new tab

Friday, November 28, 2008

City Style 10

For a jaundiced eye
Give colour to fill the soul
Cobalt for the blues

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Autumn’s Avenue

Walk with me today
Feel the coolness of the air
The warmth in our hearts

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dawn, Lake Wanaka

Late afternoon glow
Plays on rugged tor and clouds
I wrap my cloak tight

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunset 2

Fertile sea is calm
Nary a cloud in the sky
Arm around shoulder

Monday, November 24, 2008


These rainbow fishies
Swim in a multi-hued sea
Bite at faux worm bait

Sunday, November 23, 2008

City Style 9

Vivid burgundy
Take me to a spiritual space
To a Turkish mosque

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Autumn Lake Hayes

Time to close up camp
Last look at the scenery
We’ll be back next year

Friday, November 21, 2008

Spitfire Wanaka

To honor the past
Read of brave lads who flew these
Above and beyond

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Sunset

Glowing embers fade
In the closing of the light
Let our eyes adjust

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Iridescent toile
Just one of her seven veils
To damask her face

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

City Style 8

Lines both straight and curved
Periods went for a walk
The charm of Paul Klee

Monday, November 17, 2008


Look into the pool
Toss a coin and make a wish
I hope you get it

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Roy's Bay

After a hot day
A swim at the beach
Is just the ticket

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shepherd's Sunset 2

Turn for a second
Hues of evening sky have changed
It’s been a good day

Friday, November 14, 2008

Distant Galaxy

These motes in my eyes
Squiggle and float as they will
My own universe

Thursday, November 13, 2008

City Style 7

This Coliseum
Sterile, lacking marble gods
To edify us

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ground Cover

I’m behind that tree
Come on, let’s play hide and seek
Tee hee, not that one!