Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day *

When time goes astray
Adjust every calendar
Year’s course correction

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mt Cook Sunset

Beyond craggy tor
Pastels imbue the soft skies
Bold colours below

Monday, February 27, 2012

Krot Dance

Bright promise of youth
Shiny of eye, lip and dress
But most of inner glow

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Rainbow of choices
Colours to garland the neck
Mix and match or not

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown 19

Quietly he rows
In the shade of high mountains
Steady as she goes

Friday, February 24, 2012

Artomyces Turgidus

On the rotting log
A colony develops
We are family

Thursday, February 23, 2012


My best foot forward
Approach with trepidation
Boldly none the less

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Washington *

In times of up rise
Will sometimes come a leader
Who fulfills our need

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shrove Tuesday

These two harlequins
With artful presentation
Will delight and charm

Monday, February 20, 2012

Franz Josef Glacier 2

Desires frozen
In the jumble of cold ice
Melt away with love

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Artomyces Turgidus 4

Amidst leaf litter
Like cacti in the desert
Grow where you’re planted

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Alice Has Been Eating Mushrooms Again!

Beauty is for sale
Just what are they selling here?
Cosmetics? Mushrooms?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Monkey Dance

When the monkey sees
Or holds it’s nose in disdain
To smell no evil

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cloud 50

In navy blue sky
Sunlit above, dark below
Only my vision

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown 18

Alone I travel
Across the Wakatipu
Kayak exertion

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's *

Expressions of love
Given with forms and gestures
Much obliged, my dear

Monday, February 13, 2012

Paradise or Shelduck 18

Fuzzy young Shelduck
Awakens near the asters
From afternoon nap

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lincoln *

Some loved, some hated
Your words made stronger in death

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Exuberant life
Vibrant yellow and orange
Power of flowers

Friday, February 10, 2012

Franz Josef Glacier 1

A climbing challenge
Demanding skill and courage

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Amanita Fly Agaric

In dank piney woods
Appears a dash of colour
Welcomed by shamans

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mom’s Birthday

Happy Ninety-fourth
It took each and every one
To bring us to now

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ream Lek Job Lek Dance

We’ve our roles to play
As we tread the well worn stage
To boos or applause

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunset 14

The curtain of night
Falls upon the ev’ning stage
Opens for next act

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown 17

Soft water lapping
Supple waves along the shore
Gently bathes my ears

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Under the yum-yum tree
The fairies have come to dance
Bring joy to the realm

Friday, February 3, 2012

More Russell Lupines 3

In shallow waters
Lupines grow among the rocks
Tumbled to their rest

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Groundhog *

Pop goes the weasel
Um, pop goes the groundhog
Maybe, maybe not

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Tendrils of Kudzu
Reach out to entomb the van
Lest a sale is made