Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve

One day
Is like another
We make them up



“A New Year’s resolution is something 
that goes in one year and out the other.”
 — Author Unknown

Monday, December 30, 2013

Church by the Lake

Church by the Lake.
Sturdy stone outpost
The doors have opened
For people to unite

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clouded 3

Wrapped in cloud garment
Mountains hide their nudity
With haughty disdain

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bambino 2

Rhododendron .Bambino.
Delicate beauties
Float on by
This road I tread

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ream National Park

Quiet evening
In the tropics
It’s been a good day

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Buddhas 56

Buddhas (56)
Look in the mirror
See the reflected wisdom
There is no mirror

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas

Surround thy self
With a family
Of friends


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Banff Area 2

Ski trails are ready
Crossing the rugged landscape
Descent, rife with thrills

Monday, December 23, 2013

August van Geert

Rhododendron August van Geert
Fireworks
Las Vegas lights
Have not your charm

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wat Otres

Neighborhood shrine
Colorful reminder
Of daily practice

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Solstice

Short days
Long nights
Breathe in, breathe deep


Friday, December 20, 2013

Good Shepherd 1

Church of the Good Shepherd. (1)
Place of refuge
Amid harsh landscape
We gather together

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lake Hayes 9

Lake Hayes Otago NZ (9)
Beyond grey waters
The slopes of winter
Bide their time

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bambino 1

Rhododendron bambino (1)
Hey sister
Here’s how you do it
On the big stage

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

China Beach

Overcast skies
Breeze is strong
Good day for walking

Monday, December 16, 2013

Buddhas 53

Buddhas (53)
From many cultures
We gather to share the dharma
In the sangha of peace

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inside

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Let the light in
Our quiet solitude
Contemplation

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Autumn Calgary 14

Autumn Calgary Alberta (14)
We stand together
Similar in appearance
From the same parent

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bambino

Rhododendron bambino
In crinolines
I flaunt
My stuff

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stung Hav

The boat 
Awaits its owner
To take them to sea


Stung Hav is a fishing village about 30 km from Sihanoukville Town. 
~ Karl

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Buddhas 51

Buddhas (51)
Don’t mind the sneakers
Formal wear for the moment
Basketball later

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bell Tower

Bell tower
The cold bell will ring
A bright welcoming
Across barren moors

Monday, December 9, 2013

Lake Hayes 8

Lake Hayes Otago NZ (8)
A brisk wind
Turns up my collar
Buttons my cloak

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Fusilier 2

Rhododendron fusiler. (2)
Out from the gloom
Come rays of hope
No tunnel, but light

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pearl Harbor

On infamous days
The nation weeps
The nation gains strength


Friday, December 6, 2013

Buddhas 50

Buddhas (50)
Namaste, dear friend
My I to your I, one I
One mind, one life, bliss

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Snow Tower

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The wind has plastered
The wall with snow
You missed a spot

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Autumn Calgary 15

Autumn Calgary Alberta (15)
Down these littered roads
Travel the nicest people
For they are my friends

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fusilier

Rhododendron fusiler. (2)
Ladies and gentlemen
Come one, come all
Come, see them all

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wat Otres 2

The barking lion
At the gate
Will let all pass

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Buddhas 49

Buddhas (49)
In my expression
Behold the living spirit
Behold purity

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunset Lake Tekapo

Evening at Lake Tekapo. (27)
Evening sky
I pause to appreciate
Then saunter home

Friday, November 29, 2013

Lake Hayes 7

Lake Hayes Otago NZ (7)
Fluffy gold trees
Pillow the lake
A fan churns the water

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving

Gobble says the turkey
__ says the potato and pumpkin
Mmmm say the guests


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wat Otres

In a colourful world
Gold
Predominates

Temple ~ Karl

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Buddhas 44

Buddhas (44)
We, all, together
Show different facets
Of contemplation

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tekapo 22

Evening at Lake Tekapo. (22)
Reflections
Have not the value
Of the real thing

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Autumn Calgary 18

Autumn Calgary Alberta (18)
Birches straight and tall
An extended family
Far as I can see

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Glischurum 1

Rhododendron Glischurum (1)
Little bells of pink
Chime the day’s dawning
Ring in the new day

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wat Otres

Neighborhood shrine
Colorful reminder
Of daily practice

Cattle

A rust red road
Is convenient
In the jungle

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Buddhas 43

Buddhas (43)
Peace be with you, friend
Whether I know you or not
We know each other

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lake Tekapo 21

Evening at Lake Tekapo. (21)
Softly now
Evening comes
Enjoy it with me

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lake Hayes 6

Lake Hayes Otago NZ (6)
We paddle our canoe
Make landfall here
Set camp for the night

Monday, November 18, 2013

Glischurum

Rhododendron Glischurum
Brilliant white
Racy scarlet
Demure pink

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Vietnam

If they build it
People from all over
Will pass it by

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Buddhas 36


Climb the upward path
Yet, there is no upward path
Do you understand?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lake Tekapo 11

Evening at Lake Tekapo. (11)
To see
Takes the sun, the earth
And my eyes

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Autumn Calgary 21

Autumn Calgary Alberta (21)
Make my own path
Through white birch thicket
A path less traveled

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ilam Orange 1

Rhododendron Ilam orange.
First one to bloom
Shows it can be done
Come, follow me