Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve

Be joyous and safe
On this festive occasion
Tomorrow... Today

Friday, December 30, 2011

Queenstown 11

Faint cusp of the moon
Lingering light at day’s end
Time to go dancing

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Buddha Statue

Rustic forest shrine
Protected from the weather
Using what we have

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Reflection 7

A loon calls at dawn
Fish swim below reflections
I sit, sensing all

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fox Glacier 2

Within frigid lair
Deep cave of the polar trolls
Malevolence stirs

Monday, December 26, 2011

Basket Fungi

With intricate rings
A puzzle is created
How do you do that?

Sunday, December 25, 2011


A Swedish greeting
Is “God jul allihopa!”
Happy Christmas all

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Trail Up!

Grab a sturdy stick
Three legs are better than two
When hiking steep trails

Friday, December 23, 2011

Little Red Tug 4

The flags are flying
The spectators are cheering
Go, little tug, go

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Transition of light
Affects the way we see things
Then again, or not

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Amanita Muscaria

In our Sunday best
Mama, Papa and children
Out for a picnic

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Queenstown 10

Mellow evening glow
Lights in the sky, lights on land
Quiet solitude

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kep Mountain

Does one mean low bridge?
The other perilous climb?
Steeply on we go

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cloud 37

In whimsical clouds
Imagination holds sway
Puppy dog dreaming

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Reflective Waters

Using clear vision
See how the rippling water
Distorts peaceful view

Friday, December 16, 2011


Open for the muse
To flourish, give expression
Then share with the world

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Queenstown 9

Soon the sun will set
We’ve just arrived and settled
Ready for the night?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


The kids are playing
‘til they find something to eat
Where ever that is

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Petitcodiac Low 2

Muddy stream footprints
The tides have come and gone
Left right impressions

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lake Wanaka 3

Dry leaves of Autumn
The green of summer has left
Gold glory remains

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Flute de Paon 1

I am reminded
A line is a period
That went for a walk

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Emily Dickinson

In recluse’s words
Show a smoldering fire
Screaming for release

Friday, December 9, 2011


Just another day
Whether it’s at the office
Or on dusty roads

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rainbow 2

In soft afternoon
Nature’s playing tricks today
We gaze in wonder

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor

A punch in the nose
A slap in the nation’s face
Brought a swift resolve

Photo Credit
Victory at Sea - Episode 2 Part 1

The attack was opposed by Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who cautioned against a war with the United States, but he was overruled. After the attack, he said, "We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

History of Pi

Crinolined ribbon
Graces a black silk stocking
Pink swirl of romance

Monday, December 5, 2011

Queenstown 8

Dining together
In late afternoon shadows
A toast to friendship

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Colourful idols
Fragrant flowers and incense
The altar is set

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Palms 4

Stalwart palms yearning
To reach the heavens above
Roots planted firmly

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Zealand Beech Forest

We have left the trail
To follow an unmarked path
Of our own devise

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gravitational Waves

From out of the depths
Arises an undreamt mask

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Towards the South

Above clouded land
Float vast mountains in the sky
Upside down planet

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Her milliner
Thought this was appropriate
For today’s fashion

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mark Twain

Samuel Clemmens
Is by any other name
Samuel Clemmens

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lake Wanaka 2

Brilliant deep blue sky
Rough, tumble down mountain side
Vibrant birches sway

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Untitled 20

Lumined jellyfish
Pulsates through a jet black sea
Search for another

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Remarkables 7

Rise in a bubble
Reach the heady altitudes
Drink in the vista

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

We ask for blessings
Not realizing that we
Are our own blessing

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Horses 3

These yellow hand prints
Identify dependence
Our companionship

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Our campsite awaits
Just around the next corner
Did you hear that sound?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Double Helix 4

On a darkened beach
Two seashells get intimate
Give them privacy

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Playboy 1

Frolic of colour
Flits across the eye’s playground
Raucous abandon

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snake Rock

Amidst the drowned lands
Sinuous snake barely seen
Float the fishing boats

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cloud 46

The valkyries will come
From the halls of Valhalla
To claim more heroes

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lake Wanaka 1

Travel New Zealand
Countryside so picturesque
Stop for a picnic

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Charmed Quarks 5

There you go again
Off on a tangent alone
Swirling radiant

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Peace 1

A sparkling jewel
Set on ring of greenery
On garden finger

The Peace rose, correctly Rosa 'Madame A. Meilland', is a well-known and successful garden rose. Over one hundred million plants had been sold, as of 1992. It is a Hybrid Tea rose with large flowers of a light yellow to cream color, slightly flushed at the petal edges with crimson-pink. It is hardy and vigorous and relatively resistant to disease, making it popular in gardens as well as in the floral trade.

Monday, November 14, 2011

At Railroad Village

Rolling down the tracks
We built our own enjoyment
Can you do better?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cove 3

Clamber over rocks
This crumpled granite playground
Shaped by glacial hands

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hanmer Forest Walk

Follow the red path
Unless you wish to wander
Down paths of your own