Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bow Bells

Rhododrendron Bow bells
Victorian display
Of sentiment
For you, my dear

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fishing Village

A scene within a scene
We could be anywhere
And we are

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunset 21

Pastel evening
Glows across pond serene
While birds chatter

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Moreaki Boulders 4

More Boulders (4)
They tumbled to the shore
From the cliffs of yore
To swim the surf galore

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kea 34

The Kea (34)
I was walking
On the tor one day
Minding my own business

Friday, July 26, 2013

City of Dunedin 1

Rhododrendron City of Dunedin (1)
Out of green jungle
A Rhodie bursts
To amaze

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Row, row, row my boat
Not your boat but mine
A simple life but hard

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mount Snoad 3

Gentle float the clouds
Above the placid waters
Where mountains abide

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Moreaki Boulders 3

More Boulders (3)
What’s up Beulah?
Put on a little weight have ya?
Well so have I

Monday, July 22, 2013

Kea 29

The Kea (29)
Ain’t she sweet
Standing on retreat
I ask you confidentially

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kaempferi 2

Rhododrendron Kaempferi (2)
Splashes of paint 
Florid portrait 
Van Gogh’s palette

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Victory Monument

Metal and stone
Symbols of human endeavor
The trees don’t mind

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sunrise 15

Morning electric
Power source plugged in
The sun switched on

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Moreaki Boulders 2

More Boulders (2)
They come to the beach
For their daily bath
Then, back to the grind

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kea 28

The Kea (28)
My feathers arranged
In Fibonacci pattern
Do the math

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kaempferi 4

Rhododrendron Kaempferi (4)
Colour ablaze
You warm the cockles
Of my eyes

Monday, July 15, 2013

Off Otres Beach

Our livelihood
Our boat
Our home

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bastille Day

Revolution had come
The folk aroused
Liberté, égalité, fraternité

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Moreaki Boulders 1

More Boulders (1)
Dinosaur eggs
Recently left by the shore
Some have hatched

Friday, July 12, 2013

Kea 26

The Kea (26)
Put your head down here
Put your head down there
Do the Kea dance

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lemon Lodge

Rhododrendron Lemon lodge
Lemony blossoms
No bees nearby
Yet you attract me

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Victory Beach

Sculpted white horses
Race from the beach.
Tsunami? Or just playing.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Dry Falls 4

Tumbling off the cliff
A single drop of water
Is lost in the crowd

Monday, July 8, 2013


Beyond swirled fantasy
Beckons city lights
I stay with fantasy

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Kea 23

The Kea (23)
Chill mountain breeze
Ruffles my feathers
Good that I have many layers

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Railway Station 15

Dunedin Railway Station (15)
Engineering marvel
Repetition is the key
All aboard

Friday, July 5, 2013

Ream National Park

There’s always one
Who strays from tradition
Straighten up old palm

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

O glorious fourth
Rockets red glare
Long may she stand

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


In winter cold
Frost upon my window
Looks like ferns

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kea 19

The Kea (19)
A sunny day
On mountain peak
I am at peace

Monday, July 1, 2013

Canada Day

Borders separate
Yet we can find common bonds
In human kindness