Friday, January 31, 2014

Chinese New Year

Light a fuse
Fire a cracker
Scare the evil away

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Glacier Calving

Glacier Calving
Ice rock crumbles
A roar in my ear
A chill in my spine

How does it feel when a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it to happen again. And it does ~ Bernard

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lake Tekapo NZ

Lake Tekapo NZ
Some say the creation
Happened long ago
No, it’s happening now

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand (the others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau). It covers an area of 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi), and is at an altitude of 700 metres (2,300 ft) above sea level.~ Bernard

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

River 2

Later, in summer
Headlong rush of melting snows
But a memory

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Red Rose

A Red Rose
Drop the cloak
From your shoulders
Show your crimson gown

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wat Otres 3

Must be valuable
From? For?

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Perhaps you were wondering
Why we are here
Have a seat, I’ll tell you

Friday, January 24, 2014

Good Shepherd 4

In the shadows
Of fading light
I seek solace

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mountains 5

Oh, the grandeur
These mighty peaks
Valleys filled with snow

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Burma Star 6

Burma Star
The show has begun
I’ll go on first
You get ready for your part

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stung Hav

At whatever age
A light shines through
The beholding

Monday, January 20, 2014

Buddhas 65

Buddhas (65)
Pantheon beings
Temporary existence
We come, we go

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lake Tekapo 22

Beyond crumbling land
Ceaseless surf
Ever changing skies

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Banff Area 4

In the chilly air
We stroll through the deep valley
mountain shade

Friday, January 17, 2014

Alexander 7

Alexander. (7)
Lovely bloom
Teacup of light
Let me sip you in

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wat Krom

Ya put this foot here
And that arm there
And that’s how we do it

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Full Wolf Moon

Come moon, come wolf
Come howl at the moon
We will dance in the dark of day

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tekapo Church

Tekapo church snow.
Fall colours remain
The lake is ice free
Yet winter hovers above

Monday, January 13, 2014

Mountains 4

Mountain of clouds
Mountain of stone
Wind through the firs

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Lightly comes the dawn
Shining in all directions

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wat Otres 2

Look up my child
And see the wonders
Of imagining

Friday, January 10, 2014

Buddhas 63

Buddhas (63)
Fat bellied Buddha
Is perfect in every sense
Perfect, just like you

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tekapo Church 1

Tekapo church snow 

The lights are on
And some are home
You are welcome

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Banff Area 3

Earth’s crust upheaval
Mighty wrenching tectonics
Pretty peaceful now

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Rhododendron Grande.
A corsage for you
On our first and every date
For the rest of our lives

Monday, January 6, 2014

Wat Otres

Shall we gather
At the temple
All are welcome

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Buddhas 59

Buddhas (59)
In the golden sun
Depicted Buddhas line up
On the garden wall

Saturday, January 4, 2014

End of Day

End of day at the Lake
And the grasses grow
As winds will blow
And light will fill our days

Friday, January 3, 2014

Lake Louise

Calm waters
Fill the valley
My sturdy canoe

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Rhododendron Praestans.
Vanilla with seeds
Banana ice cream
Melts in my eyes

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Day

‘Tis a new beginning
As is each and every
Moment, day and year