Monday, March 31, 2014

Tulips 3

Tulips (3)
Tulips of a petal
Flock together
Their color beheld

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cotton Top Tamarin 2

Cotton top tamarin (2)
Hope the girls
Are watching
Here goes

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Totem Poles 6

Totem poles and masks.  (6)
Eagle totem
Ferocity
Ensconced in wood

Friday, March 28, 2014

Burma Star 9

Shadows from with out
Light from within
Bask in the glory

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vietnam 2

Roadside attraction
For the eyes
For the spirit

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tulips 2

Tulips (2)
Morning exercise
Bend to your left
Ladies, stretch it

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Baboons 3

Baboons (3)
♫ I feel pretty
Oh so pretty ♫
Don’t be jealous

Monday, March 24, 2014

Totem Poles 5

Totem poles and masks.  (5)
Go ahead
Stick your tongue out
I can take it

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Vietnam

Smoky karst cliffs
River industry
Our daily bread

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tulips 1

Tulips (1)
In fields they grow
Reaching for the sun
As far as they can


The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which ca 75 wild species are currently accepted and which belongs to the family Liliaceae ~ Bernard

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vernal Equinox

Once again comes the light
To it’s equatorial point
Awakening the day long

Photo Credit
Vernal Equinox Stonehenge 2010

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Totem Poles 4

Totem poles and masks.  (4)
I make a face
One of many
In my repertoire

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Typhoon 1

Typhoon. (1)
Gather ye buds
In the eye’s garden
Leave the flower to bloom

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day

Faith and Begorrah
‘Tis himself is it not
And a gentle day to you all

Photo Credit
♫ When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 

John McCormack

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hubbard Glacier 5

Hubbard Glacier 5
The jagged teeth
Of a glaciersaur
Poised to eat the earth

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ides of March

Beware, my friend
The steely knives
That tear and rend

Photo Credit
If I Could Turn Back Time 

Cher

Friday, March 14, 2014

Totem Poles 3

Totem poles and masks.  (3)
The wise bird knows
When to be quiet
And let it be

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Orange Sunblaze 2

Orange Sunblaze. (2)
Rise up
And spread your wings
Fly to your viewers’ heart

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ta Prohm

Got a grip
On the past
For now

Located in Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia ~ Karl

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hubbard Glacier 4

Hubbard Glacier 4
A vein of blue ice
In gloomy landscape
Dig it, man, dig it

Monday, March 10, 2014

Observatory 2

Two eyes to see
The distant stars
Beyond the planet


Mount John University Observatory (MJUO), is New Zealand's premier astronomical research observatory. It is situated at 1,029 metres (3,376 ft) ASL atop Mount John at the northern end of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island, and was established in 1965 There are many telescopes on site including: one 0.4m, two 0.6m, one 1.0m, and a new 1.8m 'MOA Telescope' (see below) The nearest population center is the resort town Lake Tekapo (pop. <500). Approximately 20% of nights at MJUO are photometric, with a larger number available for spectroscopic work and direct imaging photometry.

MJUO is operated by the University of Canterbury, and is the home of HERCULES (High Efficiency and Resolution Canterbury University Large Echelle Spectrograph), and the observational wing of the Japanese/New Zealand MOA collaboration (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics) led by Professor Yasushi Muraki of Nagoya University. A Japanese funded, 1.8 meter telescope is now in place and will be used initially by the MOA Project, before handover to the University of Canterbury at the conclusion of the MOA Project in 2012.

In June 2012 an area of 430,000 hectares (1,700 sq mi) around the observatory was declared as the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association, one of only four such reserves around the world The area has a Bortle Scale of 2

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Daylight Saving Time

Tick goes the clock
Tock goes the clock
Unless you use a sundial

Photo Credit
♫ Time Has Come Today 

Chambers Brothers

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Nancy Steen 1

Nancy Steen (1)
Pastel pink
Merging to peach to yellow
And then to white

Friday, March 7, 2014

Siesta

A pillow for my head
The floor for a bed
Slumber where I may

Kampong Cham Province ~ Karl

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hubbard Glacier 14

Hubbard Glacier 14
Blue ice
Black ice
In the myst of time

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lake Tekapo 6

Man makes his mark
Yet, nature leaves hers
Effortlessly

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras

The joy of living
In smiling faces
Gathered together

Photo Credit
History: Mardi Gras

Monday, March 3, 2014

Moody Blues 1

Moody Blues. (1)
Ensconced among friends
The party is on
Even for late bloomers

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Independence Monument

Formalism
In pursuit of ideals
Vanity oriental

Phnom Penh City ~ Karl

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hubbard Glacier 1

Hubbard Glacier 1
Ferocious ice
Crumbles to the sea
The glacial roar