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

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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

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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