Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tulips 9

Tulips (9)
The spotlight
Is on you now
Take your bow

Tulips 10

Tulips (10)
Rainbow performance
In delicate hue
Humble acceptance

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lemur 2

Ring-tailed lemur
Sharp brown eyes
Glisten with intensity
Fight or flight

Monday, April 28, 2014

Totem Poles 12

Totem poles and masks.  (12)
Beaver Lodge
Red Green
It’s show time

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Shells 2

1 (19)
Hidden behind
My lovely fan
Oriental shyness

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Child

From the shadows
Shines a penny
To brighten the day

Friday, April 25, 2014

Arbor Day

‘neath the spreading elm
Shaded from the sun
Amid the verdant clover

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spider Monkeys 5

Spider monkeys (5)
Same old story
We gather to tell
The same old story

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Totem Poles 11

Totem poles and masks.  (11)
Hunting prey
With stealth
Takes deft skill

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day

Upon this fertile earth
We tend our days
Are given and give back

Photo Credit

Monday, April 21, 2014

Patriots Day

O’er yon bridge
Muskets ablaze
Rebellion at every step

Photo Credit
One Patriots Day in Concord

By the rude bridge that arched the flood, 

Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, 
Here once the embattled farmers stood, 
And fired the shot heard round the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter

Flower of remembrance
For those who’ve gone before
From those yet to go

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Bet You Didn't Know: 

Easter Traditions

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lemurs

Ring tailed lemur
Did you hear what Jim did
In meditation class?
I love to gossip

Friday, April 18, 2014

Totem Poles 10

Totem poles and masks.  (10)
We use the horse
The horse uses us
Life in harmony

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shell 1

1 (17)
I have so much to say
Blub, excuse me
Got a little water in my mouth

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Otres Beach

We left the past
To care for the past
Nature has its ways

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tulips 8

Tulips (8)
Hidden among a bevy
Of fair scented maidens
One opens to me

Monday, April 14, 2014

Orangutan 2

Orangatang (2)
I know it was here
Just a moment ago
Did you see it?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Totem Poles 9

Totem poles and masks.  (9)
Higher powers
In the scheme of things
Temporal deities

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Raspberry Ice

Sisters in full bloom
Exuberant in their finery
World, here we are

Raspberry Ice is very distinguishable by the colouring of its flowers, creamy white with an attractive raspberry pink edge. The blooms are produced in clusters and contrast well with the dark green foliage. When in full bloom, it is a very eye-catching sight in the garden and also performs well inside in a vase.

The plant is a taller grower in the garden, reaching around 1.5m so it may be best placed at the back of the rose garden or among other plantings. It is generally healthy but can be slow to repeat bloom later on in the season. ~ Bernard

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lov

Roses of clay
Yet with love
You make my day

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tulips 7

Tulips (7)
Oh, purple majesty
Beckons mine eye
To follow your lure

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Macaques 21

Long tailed or crab eating macaques (21)
Do you have a question?
I may not have the answer
But I’ll listen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Totem Poles 8

Totem poles and masks.  (8)
Unflinching
Knows not fear
Nor compassion

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dublin Bay Rose

Out from the gloom
Love within a rose
Shines exultant


Dublin Bay was one of three roses named after the bays of Ireland by Sam McGredy and is the most well known around the world. The bright red blooms are produced freely throughout the season and are complemented by the dark green foliage which covers the plant. Unfortunately there is no scent but that is about the only thing missing from this rose. ~ Bernard

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kamport Province

Tide is low
One boat at rest
One scurries by

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tulips 5

Tulips (5)
A purple passion
Is not in anger
But from love

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamerin
Do you like it?
Went to the hairdressers
For something new

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Totem Poles 7

Totem poles and masks.  (7)
Brave warrior gaze
Ready for anything
Even death

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Flower Carpet Rose

I float beneath
The rippled surface
Thine to apprehend

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools' Day

Once upon a midday dreary
Came a fool bright and cheery
Come to change your mind