Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve*

As one door closes
We find ourselves in the hall
‘till a door opens

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Water Village 25

What’s on the outside
Is observed by passersby
Inside is the heart

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Race 6

Plowing up river
Come the valiant tug boats
Last one is a scow!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Queenstown Bay 2

Sunny winter’s day
Boats moored gently at the dock
Peace insinuates

Monday, December 27, 2010

Banff National Park 5

Wipe sleep from your eyes
See the fresh face of morning
In the early light

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Larnach Castle*

Edifice of stone
Built for the love of his life
A bitter ending

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day*

Here's to you and yours
Merry Christmas everyone
Joyful Holy Day


Friday, December 24, 2010

Cloud 21

Using deft brush strokes
The sky is a broad canvas
For master painter

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Remarkables 2

Silhouetted trees
Contrast tawny colored hill
Shadows float like clouds

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lake Louise 4*

We’re snug for the night
In wee cabin by the lake
The fire crackles

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter*

Come close to the fire
Gather ye shivering hordes
Harmony of warmth

Monday, December 20, 2010

Water Village 24

Mosque of purity
Gleams above mundane living
The daily scramble

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cemetery 5

Marble formation
Soldiers stand at attention
Guarding brittle bones

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Queenstown Bay 1

Houses coat the hill
Like a thin layer of paint
Now paint sky and lake

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wright Brothers Day*

Put down bicycles
Come, put on your wings and fly
Extend man’s reach

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Railway Station 15

Spring in New Zealand
With tulips in full blossom
Victorian grace

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Water Village 23

House of sticks and planks
May not look like much to you
But it's home for us

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunrise 6

Silhouetted pine
Salmon and robin’s egg blue
Colour filled twilight

Monday, December 13, 2010

Steamer Wharf

Tidy snug harbour
Everything prim and proper
Even the water

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Autumn 8

In a blaze of gold
This tree sure wants attention
Okay, you have mine

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Waratah

These orange dreadlocks
Adorn Rasta Waratah
E’ry ting irie

Friday, December 10, 2010

Water Village 22

On muddy river
It’s business as usual
Light traffic today

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reflection 4

Still and silent moments
Reflect in my peaceful heart
Fill my world with love

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Queenstown

People congregate
Build nests of wood, rock and steel
Near water and fish

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pearl Harbor*


Lives in the balance
Pawns of world domination
Twisted metal graves

Monday, December 6, 2010

Protea

Flames amid green leaves
Rising higher and higher
Toast some marsh mallows

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Water Village 2

No rush hour here
Hang on folks, full speed ahead
All eyes look forward

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Barn Detail

Weathered knotty pine
Testament to broken dreams
Encroaching brambles

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bathing Boxes Brighton 8

When the rabbits come
Where the humans seldom tread
It’s for pure pleasure

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Autumn 16

I pause by the lake
And feel the breeze on my back
Gather firewood

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waratahs 2

Fireworks in bloom
Bring awe, ahs in the garden
Set off another

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Water Village 18

It’s always wash day
Where ever we may travel
Daily chores to do

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cloud 18

Blues and lusty red
Amidst dark and brooding clouds
Subtle changing hues

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bathing Boxes Brighton 7

Neat little boxes
Painted against the weather
And to tell apart

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fall in Alberta

Fall in full colour
Chill between my shoulder blades
Crisp air in my lungs

Friday, November 26, 2010

Waratahs

The false buttercup
Don’t put this under your chin
It will bite you sure

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day

Gathered together
To break bread with each other
Please pass the gravy

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Beach Rocks 1

Across lonely beach
Chaos of muted colours
Crunch of my footsteps

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bathing Boxes Brighton 6

After a quick change
We’ll plunge into the water
Who’s the rotten egg?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lakeside Gold

Blue skies, golden leaves
Colour, colour everywhere
Russet and turquoise

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Waratah

Explosive nature
Yearns ever to propagate
Koyaanisqatsi

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Water Village 16

Is this a hotel?
Or housing development?
To watch boat races

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sunset 22

Smudges to the west
Finger painted artistry
Ever changing

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bathing Boxes Brighton 5

There they are, honey
We’re near our destination
Let the games begin

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Along the Road

A walk in the woods
We stop to pick up dry leaves
Smell smoke in the air

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Leucadendron 11

A joyful chorus
Sings praise to life-giving Sun
Gives alleluia

Monday, November 15, 2010

Water Village 15

For Bandar linemen
Must have been a lot of fun
Stringing these wires

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Canal Fog 2

In dense overgrowth
Birds have their nests, fish leave spawn
Shoreline nursery

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bathing Boxes Brighton 29

Brace yourselves my lads
The water may look chilly
We’re stouthearted men

Friday, November 12, 2010

Autumn 2

We stop to have lunch
Amid this scenic beauty
A pause to refresh