Thursday, January 31, 2008

Loch Ard Gorge

Loch Ard Gorge 7
Layer cake of rock
Carved by a restless blue sea
Would you like a slice?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Kelvin Heights 38

Shall we go down there?
No, let’s not and say we did
No one will know it

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Kangaroo / Joey

Hey, can you see me
Peek-a-boo, I can see you

ope, Mom, let me see

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lupines / Poppies

Wild lakeside garden
Abundant nature at my feet
Hear the loon calling

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Frosty morning 5

Curlicue edges
Surrounding these crinkled leaves
Entombed in hoarfrost

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands 1

Waves kiss lipsticked cliffs
Open mouthed, big wet kisses
With Mother’s blessing

Friday, January 25, 2008

Kelvin Heights 6

Those white craggy peaks Brushed with sunlight at day’s end We, in quiet gloom

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Akaroa Harbour

Behold the vast sky
I embrace my loneliness
So small am I, us

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lupines 2

Orange poppy vest
Purple lupine cummerbund
Your formal attire

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Frosty morning 7

Icicle grasses
Crackle in the morning sun

Shiver me timbers

Monday, January 21, 2008

Golden Sands

Golden sands Apollo Bay

At the end of day
We walk on crisp golden sands
Hear the ocean roar

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Kelvin Heights 12

By the frozen lake
With the mountain at our back
We leave single file

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Old Akaroa

The gracious garden
Invites us to see and smell
‘Neath shady bower

Friday, January 18, 2008

Lupines 8

Colour fills my eyes
Every shade and tint and hue
The subtle and bold

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Last of the Snow

The squirrels' highway
Treacherous going today
Small shovel needed

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cray Pots Apollo Bay

Cray pots Apollo Bay

Baskets on the dock
Set for tomorrows harvest
Noisy seagulls watch

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kelvin Heights 5

Long and winding road
I am somewhere on this path
Where are you my friend?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Late in the Day

Vs and double Vs
Are the shape of things gone past
Fading in twilight

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lupines 19

Contrary Mary
This is how your garden grows
By lake and woodland

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Frosty Morning 4

The rime rimmed leaflets
Encased in shell of winter

I can see my breath

Friday, January 11, 2008

Apollo Bay

Sunrise Apollo Bay 2

Sepia toned coast
The gentle waves lap the shore
I will sit a while

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kelvin Heights 7

Relic of the past
When nations were not at peace
Do not enter here

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Akaroa 9

Get in formation
In a V like the geese do
So undisciplined

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Lupines 6

In regal vestments
We stand and greet the Sun King

Passing in review

Monday, January 7, 2008

Frosty Morning 2

My shoes crunch the snow
Icy sticks along the path

Rabbit's hidden well

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Beach Riders

Apollo Bay 1

The posse returns
Empty handed and weary
After thrilling ride

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Kelvin Heights 3

Captured a photo
Of mighty frosted mountains
I leave, they will stay

Friday, January 4, 2008

Maori Church

Our humble building
Complex faith in simple church
Gathered together

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Lupines 4

Gather ye lupines
And ye poppies whilst ye may
Love’s bouquet for today

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Frosty morning 3

Rime like leaf pattern
Makes me stop on morning walk
Jack Frost works at night

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sea shells

Jumble of seashells
Perfect in size, shape, color
Just so, like people