Sunday, August 31, 2014

Angkor Wat 1

Angkor Wat Cambodia. (1)
Buddhas, Buddhas, everywhere
Set in stone
In the pyramid of life

The Window of the World is a theme park located in the western part of the city of Shenzhen in the People's Republic of China. It has about 130 reproductions of some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world squeezed into 48 hectares.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bull Kelp

Bull Kelp.
Golden sinews
Flexed for the camera
Soon a brittle memory

Friday, August 29, 2014

Night Lights

Theatrical curtains
Lit up performer
The show must go on

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Maltby Fanfare 3

Maltby Fanfare. (3)
This glorious surprise
Takes my breath away
Another, ready to bloom

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lake Powell 7

Lake Powell  

(7)
Gravity
Pulls down
The mightiest mesa

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vancouver 3

Totem poles Stanley Park Vancouver.
A little lip gloss
Some mascara
Ready for the day



Stanley Park is home to a wide variety of monuments but there are none 
more visited than the totem poles displayed at Brockton Point. In fact, 
these totems are the most-visited tourist attraction in all of BC! 

These totem poles are wonderful pieces of BC First Nations artistry. 
Four of the original totems were from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island; 
additional pieces were from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Rivers 
Inlet on the central coast of BC. 

Because many of the original totems were carved as early as the 1880's, 
they have been sent to museums for preservation. The totems you see at Brockton Point
 today are new ones commissioned or loaned to the park between 1986 and 1999.
~ Bernard

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pac Man

Pac Man look alike?
The mouth is open
With nothing to say
The gritty wind

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Boat

The old ways
Were the old ways
Motor gets me there faster

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Keith H

Keith H
Dewy radiance
Blooming symmetry
Floral engineering

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lake Powell 8

Lake Powell  

(8)
Rare comes the rain
To work upon the sculpture
And leave works of art

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Skagway

Totem pole Skagway Alaska.
Twenty teeth
With more behind
Ready to rend your flesh

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shells 21

1 (14)
Waiting to pounce
Come closer little one
I’m hungry, always hungry

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Red

Placid pond
Stretching to the light
The water lily

Monday, August 18, 2014

Janet Diana

Janet Diana.
Your inner glow
Shines from the heart
Of the matter

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lake Powell 9

Lake Powell  

(9)
Not glaciers
But water nonetheless
Shaped with the wind

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dosinia Anus

Dosinia anus (ringed venus shell)
Lolling on the beach
Just getting my foot wet
And what did you do today?

This is a shellfish with Venus shell, up to 3½ in. thick, flattened, disc-shaped, and sculptured with sharp concentric ridges. It lives buried in sand at and below low tide on open sandy beaches.

Vancouver 2

Totem poles Stanley Park Vancouver.
Spread your wings
Mighty eagle
Be who you are



One of Stanley Park's most fascinating attractions (and one of the most-visited tourist attractions in British Columbia) is the renowned totem-pole display at Brockton Point. Begun in the early 1920s with just four totems from Vancouver Island's Alert Bay region, the display grew over the decades to include totems from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Rivers Inlet (on British Columbia's central coast). Some of the original totem poles were carved as early as the late 1880s and have been sent to museums for preservation; others were commissioned or loaned to the park between 1986 and 1992. ~ Bernard

Friday, August 15, 2014

Shells 20

1 (13)
As I was saying
It’s on the tip of my shell
A pearl before swine

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Elephants


Stone wall art
Elephants gather
Au naturel

Phnom Ch'nork limestone cave with Pre-Angkorian ruins, 

which date back to the 6th century. ~ Karl

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Candella

Hybrid Tea Rose 'Candella'
Take in my aroma
You who bide awhile
On your day’s journey


Hybrid Tea. A rose with beautiful, large, shapely blooms of deep crimson-maroon with a hint of silver on the reverse of the petals. Nice light fragrance and good repeat flowering. Resistant to disease. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lake Powell 10

Lake Powell  

(10)
History writ large
It’s labled geology
And read with the eyes

Monday, August 11, 2014

Vancouver 1

Totem poles. Vancouver.
I above all
Soar to the heavens
And back again

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Shells 19

1 (12)
Litter of lives
Once vibrant and full
Now, in beach cemetery

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Peace

V for peace
Victory of
Innocent spirit

Friday, August 8, 2014

Solitaire 3

Solitaire.
Come unto me
With your heart’s abandon
I will give you succor



Every now and again a rose is bred that quickens the pulse and really takes the eye, and this beauty definitely does both. A very statuesque rose with perfectly formed blooms of a lovely yellow and edged with cherry red. The exquisite large blooms are backed with attractive bronze healthy foliage, and the whole picture is one of pure beauty. A good healthy rose where the blooms are borne in flushes throughout the season and the repeat cycle is quite rapid. A must for any rose lover. Wonderful perfume


Bred by Sam McGredy in New Zealand this superb rose has won many awards around the world.
Royal National Rose Society President's International Trophy. 1987
Top Awards in the USA. 1999. 1999. 2000.
Also known as 'Chartreuse' ~ Bernard

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lake Powell 11

Lake Powell  

(11)
Strata profunda
Built by water and sand
Eroded with water and wind

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Alaska

Totem pole Alaska.
I’ve been here before
I’ll be back again
You, too?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shells 18

1 (10)
A castle
A fortress
A home

Monday, August 4, 2014

Takeo Province

Nets were cast
Slim was the catch
Tomorrow, try again

Fishing Takeo ~ Karl

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Solitaire 2

Solitaire
Shyly retiring
Away from the glare of light
From dark copse shines



Every now and again a rose is bred that quickens the pulse and really takes the eye, and this beauty definitely does both. A very statuesque rose with perfectly formed blooms of a lovely yellow and edged with cherry red. The exquisite large blooms are backed with attractive bronze healthy foliage, and the whole picture is one of pure beauty. A good healthy rose where the blooms are borne in flushes throughout the season and the repeat cycle is quite rapid, a must for any rose lover. Wonderful perfume
Bred by Sam McGredy in New Zealand this superb rose has won many awards around the world. ~ Bernard

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lake Powell 13

Lake Powell  

(13)
What wonder lies beyond
The next corner?
Let’s go see

Friday, August 1, 2014

Totem Poles 40

Totem poles and masks.  (40)
Our animal family
Have those that fly
Walk and swim