Monday, February 28, 2011

Water Village 20

It’s a hard life here
Shanties cobbled together
Don’t look up that much

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cloud 38

Lion in winter
Or Agnus Dei in summer
Which are you today?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lake Steamer

This sturdy ferry
Will take you to distant shores

Friday, February 25, 2011

Snow Dog at Lake Tekapo*

Mackenzie collies
Climb the steps to the shrine
Don’t slip on your paws

Thursday, February 24, 2011

St Paul’s 1

Gothic cathedral
At least in style of building
If not in worship

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On the River

Minarets gleaming
Gold domed mosque on the river
Amid the squalor

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Washington’s Birthday*

There at the birthing
You brought forth a new nation
Through bold endeavor

Monday, February 21, 2011

Queenstown Bay 3

At vibrant harbour
Tourists are milling about
I will join the throngs

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Milford Storm 2

Mighty fist of clouds
Pummels the hills and valleys
'Til onslaught abates

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Monuments of state
Religion, literature
Cover all bases

Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Water Taxi Driver

Roar down the river
Steady hand on the tiller
Peace to you brother

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cove 5

In the snug harbour
Boats gently bump at the dock
Seagulls screech above

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

TSS Earnslaw 1

Coming into port
Everyone’s on deck to see
Where we’re going next

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown 16

Russet hills aglow
Reflected on peaceful lake
Far from madding crowds

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day*

As our hearts entwine
Sharing our love together
Chocolate says it well

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Water Village 9

What is going on?
Seems the workmen are restless
You better feed them

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lincoln’s Birthday*

Happy Birthday, Abe
You were our nation’s captain
When split asunder

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Remarkables 4

Majestic mountains
Thrust into the deep blue sky
Where’s my walking stick?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter’s Coming On

Layers of the past
There’s fossils in them thar hills
If we look for them

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Town Hall 2

Massive fortresses
Of religion and commerce
Ready for business

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy 93rd Birthday Mom

My Mother is one
Of five brothers and sisters
Achieved perfection

Monday, February 7, 2011

Storm 5

The bustling clouds
They hurry to get somewhere
Only to disappear

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Earnslaw 1

This trusty vessel
Plies across wind swept waters
With human cargo

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Rockies

Sphinx without a face
A sculpture on a grand scale
By artist unseen

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dunedin Buildings 8

Massive fortresses
Of religion and commerce
Ready for business

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chinese New Year*

The wearing of red
Scares away evil spirits
Fireworks do too

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day*

Shadow, no shadow
I have to do this again
Shadow, no shadow

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Remarkables 3

Condors, dragons fly
I pause in awe and wonder
From peaks such as these