Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lake Powell 20

Lake Powell Utah.
Worn cliffs and pools
Invite intrepid visitors
Where the ancient ones thrived

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lake Hayes 16

Lake Hayes Otago NZ (16)
Autumn palette
Somber of tone
Wavelets flecked with foam


Lake Hayes is a small lake in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, 
in New Zealand's South Island.
It is located close to the towns of Arrowtown and Queenstown. ~ Bernard

Friday, November 28, 2014

Eiffel Tower 6

Eiffel Tower Paris. (6)
An Erector Set
With so many pieces
On the living room rug

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day

Gathered together
We share the blessings
Bestowed

Photo Credit

We Gather Together

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Always

Dahlia. Always.
Come hither arms
Reach out to embrace
A welcoming eye

Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants
native mainly in Mexico, but also Central America, and Colombia. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lake Powell 19

Lake Powell Utah.
Clouds hover over head
Parched lands thirsty
The clouds move on

The sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell are magnificently framed by towering rock formations and soaring red cliffs which surround the area for as far as the eye can see. There is truly nothing like it anywhere on the planet. Each year millions of visitors, most from outside the United States, flock to the area to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and numerous water activities including boating, water skiing, scuba diving and fishing.
The lake was created following the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, a decade-long project beginning in 1956, and named for Major John Wesley Powell, a civil-war veteran and explorer.
Lake Powell stretches from the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona up the Colorado River through Utah, past the San Juan confluence to Hite for a total of 186 miles. Including the numerous flooded canyons, Lake Powell has more than 2,000 miles of shoreline, more than the entire west coast of the United States. ~ Bernard

Monday, November 24, 2014

Autumn Calgary 7

Autumn Calgary Alberta (7)
Yellow leaves enhance
Forest floor’s mottled colors
White bark of birches

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eiffel Tower 1

Eiffel Tower
Le Tour Eiffel
Guides the eye
Beyond the heavens

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bokor Mountain

Up a lonesome path
By brush and weeds
Just a little further

Abandoned church atop Bokor Mountain.
In the 1920's a vacation spot for rich Cambodians.
The mountain also has an abandoned casino,
now under redevelopment. ~ Karl

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dahlia

Dahlias
Harlequin angel
You writhe
Like snakes on Medusa

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rainbow Bridge 6

Rainbow  Bridge National  Monument Utah.
Carapace crumbles
And falls far below
Gravity is working, Check


Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world, is a symmetrical, pink, sandstone arch, 309 ft (94 m) high, 33 ft (10 m) wide, with a 278-ft (85-m) span. Located in one of the most rugged and remote regions of the United States, It was discovered in 1909 by an expedition that set out to find the great stone arch rumored by the Native Americans. It is now accessible by boat from Lake Powell. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lake Hayes 15

Lake Hayes Otago NZ (15)
Tawny grasses
Gold, orange and red
The autumn leaves

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Window 1

A Window on the world
The true Heaven’s Gate
Can be found
Where you are

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunset at Kampot

The heat of the day
Assuaged by setting sun
The heat of the night

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Deep South

Deep South.
Bravo, bravo
What a display
Encore, encore

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rainbow Bridge 9

Rainbow  Bridge National  Monument Utah.
Aeons and aeons
Of water and wind
Come to this, now



Rainbow Bridge National Monument is generally considered the largest natural bridge in the world. Carved from red Navajo sandstone, the bridge is 290 feet tall and 270 feet across - higher than the United States Capitol Building - and nearly as long as a football field! Considered sacred in Navajo culture, Rainbow Bridge is a symbol of deities responsible for creating rain, the essence of life in the desert. Rising up at the mouth of Bridge Canyon, in a cove on Lake Powell, the bridge can be reached by personal boats and watercraft, or boat cruises offered daily from Halls Crossing, Bullfrog or Wahweap Marinas. Rainbow Bridge can also be reached on foot or by horseback from the Navajo Nation; a permit is required for either of these options. Depending on lake level, getting to the bridge may also involve a hike of varying distance. ~ Bernard

Friday, November 14, 2014

Autumn Calgary 8

Autumn Calgary Alberta (8)
Canoes can be made
With the bark of white birches
At least I am told

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill
Crowds gather
To gawk and stare
Talk among themselves

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kampong Trac

Love letters
Writ upon a wall
Seen by all

This is on the wall of this temple;
it appears to be quite old. ~ Karl

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans' Day

Us against you
We throw stones
At each other

Photo Credit
♫  The Band Played Waltzing Matilda ♫
June Tabor


Monday, November 10, 2014

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge.National Monument
Sunlight and shadow
Subtle and deep
Pastel portrait


A Rainbow Turned to Stone

Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest known natural bridge. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000 people from around the world who visit it each year.Rainbow Bridge National Monument is generally considered the largest natural bridge in the world. Carved from red Navajo sandstone, the bridge is 290 feet tall and 270 feet across - higher than the United States Capitol Building - and nearly as long as a football field! Considered sacred in Navajo culture, Rainbow Bridge is a symbol of deities responsible for creating rain, the essence of life in the desert. Rising up at the mouth of Bridge Canyon, in a cove on Lake Powell, the bridge can be reached by personal boats and watercraft, or boat cruises offered daily from Halls Crossing, Bullfrog or Wahweap Marinas. Rainbow Bridge can also be reached on foot or by horseback from the Navajo Nation; a permit is required for either of these options. Depending on lake level, getting to the bridge may also involve a hike of varying distance. ~ Bernard

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lake Hayes 14

Lake Hayes Otago NZ (14)
Oh, mighty limb
Strong arm of the tree
Showing your muscle



Lake Hayes is a small lake in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, 
in New Zealand's South Island.
It is located close to the towns of Arrowtown and Queenstown. ~ Bernard

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tutenkhamen

A Window on the world
Remember me
Ye who come to gaze
Upon glories past

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bayoung Mountain

Plants find a place
To grow and propagate
Where once man held sway

Takeo Province ~ Karl

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oreti Adele 1

Oreti  Adele.
A flower cares not
Whether bee or fly
Comes for nectar

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lake Powell 3

Lake Powell Utah.
How intricate
The ways of nature
Effortless sculpture

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Autumn Calgary 9

Autumn Calgary Alberta (9)
As cars travel by
The crunch of tires echoes still
When they’re round the bend

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sphinx

A Window on the world
Mythic human
Lion of the sands
Crumbles unto dust

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Standard Time Begins

Yon fair winds blow
Earth round and round
With precision timing

Photo Credit

L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire 
by Camille Flammarion (1888)

♫  Time Has Come Today
The Chambers Brothers

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Orange Ruby

Orange Ruby.
Orange starburst
All of nature
Gives everything