Monday, June 30, 2014

Time Out

Ah, coconut!
The pause
That refreshes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bayberry Candle Iris

Bayberry Candle Iris.
With robe let go
Naked beauty revealed
In all its glory

Caroline Deforest registered her creation 'Bayberry Candle' in 1966, and it was released to the public a few years later. It quickly started racking up well deserved awards at iris shows, receiving an Honorable Mention in 1970 and an Award of Merit in 1972. This variety has every good quality one could want in a tall bearded iris: vigorous growth habits, proven hardiness, disease resistant foliage, tall, strong stems, loads of buds and show bench quality blooms and branching. The flowers were a unique color tone for the day. ~ Bernard

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rainbow Bridge 1

Rainbow Bridge.National Monument (1)
Is there fear?
To walk under?
Adventure includes fear

Friday, June 27, 2014

Totem Poles 25

Totem poles and masks.  (25)
Wood, when painted
With animal image
Becomes totem

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shells 11

1 (51)
Like father
Like daughter
And wife and son

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Phnom Penh City

We are
Where we are
Rest in peace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Yellow lava flows
Over hill and dale
With beauty abandon

The Yellow Iris, also known as the Yellow Flag Iris, is a true aquatic plant that is native to England. It is the only yellow-flowered iris and reaches 28 to 38" in pots and up to 48" in the wild. It may be grown in up to 12" of water. ~ Bernard

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rainbow Bridge 2

Rainbow Bridge.National Monument (2)
Clamber up the slope
And put your arms
Around the monolith

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Totem Poles 24

Totem poles and masks.  (24)
Sometimes you feel
Like a clown
Sometimes you don’t

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Solstice

A sliver of time
Twixt past and future
Is all there is
The eternal now

Photo Credit

The sun is rising behind the Stonehenge monument in England, during the summer solstice shortly after 04:52 am, early Monday, June 21, 2010. Druids, pagans and partygoers crammed into the mystic stone circle to cheer, bang drums and shake tambourines in an effort to greet the sun on the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice. Stonehenge, on the Salisbury Plain about 140 kilometers (90 miles) southwest of London, was built over three phases between 3,000 B.C. and 1,600 B.C. It is one of Britain's most popular tourist attractions; more than 750,000 people visit every year. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (Lefteris Pitarakis - AP)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wat Lanka

Theater is open
Come in, have a seat
And watch your self

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tulips 28

Tulips (28)
Here she is in June
Isn’t she precious
Next one is of her in July

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rainbow Bridge 3

Rainbow Bridge.National Monument (3)
Trees and plants
Struggle for a foothold
Tenacious are we

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Totem Poles 23

Totem poles and masks.  (23)
In silence
Wisdom speaks

Monday, June 16, 2014

Shells 10

1 (52)
In quiet cabal
We plot our scheme
Red, white and blue

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fathers Day

Sowing oats
Does not a father make
A psychic change does

Photo Credit

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tulips 24

Tulips (24)
It is hard
To rise above the crowd
And get noticed

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rainbow Bridge 7

Rainbow Bridge.National Monument (7)
I wandered
Lonely as a cloud
Over canyon lands

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Totem Poles 22

Totem poles and masks.  (22)
Each has their place
As do 
all the family
Of animals

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shells 9

1 (49)
Barnacle encrusted
Shell serves a purpose
Not intended

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wat Ounalom

Gathered in homage
To the one
Inside your self

Phnom Penh City
Most popular Pagoda in the city. ~ Karl

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tulips 18

Tulips (18)
I cover my mouth
To whisper a secret
You won’t share, will you?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rainbow Bridge 11

Rainbow Bridge.National Monument (11)
Dare we go
Under the arch?
What’s around the bend?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Totem Poles 21

Totem poles and masks.  (21)
You are grim
And your brothers
Are as well

Friday, June 6, 2014

D Day

I am alive
Where others gave all
I honor you

Photo Credit

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stung Hav

They could have been longer
I’m not that tall

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tulips 17

Tulips (17)
I spread my arms
And curtsey low
To accept your applause

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Railway Station 16

Dunedin Railway Station (16)
What light
Through yon window pane
Foretells the future

Monday, June 2, 2014

Totem Poles 20

Totem poles and masks.  (20)
I am amazed
Yet, with respect
I speak with you

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Shells 8

1 (44)
What once was
Is no longer
Discarded homes