Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve

Midnight festivities
Usher in our fantasy
For we make this all up

Photo Credit

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tekapo 11

Tekapo landscapes (11)
In wetter times
Tire tracks
Became gullies

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hubbard Glacier 8

Hubbard Glacier Alaska.
Like the prow of a vessel
Heading out to sea
Chilly bon voyage


Hubbard Glacier is defying the global paradigm of valley or mountain glacier shrinkage and retreat in response to global climate warming. Hubbard Glacier is the largest of eight calving glaciers in Alaska that are currently increasing in total mass and advancing. All of these glaciers calve into the sea, are at the heads of long fiords, have undergone retreats during the last 1,000 years, calve over relatively shallow submarine moraines, and have unusually small ablation areas compared to their accumulation areas. ~ Bernard

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine
A torii
By any other name
Is still red

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Vassar Road

Twirl a saucer
On a stick
Now watch this one

Friday, December 26, 2014

Eileen C

Eileen C
Hello Snagglepuss
How’s it going?
Havin’ a good day?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas

In simpler times
Warm and gentle joys
Gathered in the heart
As they do now

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hubbard Glacier 9

Hubbard Glacier Alaska
Beyond the glacier
Lies cold mountain majesty
Soft clouds hover


The longest source for Hubbard Glacier originates 122 kilometres (76 mi) from its snout and is located at about 61°00′N 140°09′W, approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Mount Walsh with an altitude around 11,000 feet (3,400 m). A shorter tributary glacier begins at the easternmost summit on the Mount Logan ridge at about 18,300 feet (5,600 m) at about 60°35′0″N 140°22′40″W.Before it reaches the sea, Hubbard is joined by the Valerie Glacier to the west, which, through forward surges of its own ice, has contributed to the advance of the ice flow that experts believe will eventually dam the Russell Fjord from Disenchantment Bay waters. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Imperial Palace Japan

Imperial Palace Japan.
Easy now,
There’s room for all
Lunch will be served

Monday, December 22, 2014

Oudong Mountain

Uncommon creature
With three elephant heads
A blind man’s vision

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice

Comes around the corner
The least light of day
Dance around the bonfire

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tekapo 14

Tekapo landscapes (14)
Farm is fallow
Green grows the grass
Blue mountains to the sea

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lake Hayes 17

Lake Hayes NZ
Hungry?
I’ll store the gear
You light a fire

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I'm a big girl now

I'm a big girl now.
Look at me!
I’m a statue
I almost can reach

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Temple at Kep

The monkey gods
With tiger and ponies
And a ship to sail the seas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cyril Higgo

Cyril Higgo.
The Chrysler Building
With all its style
Holds not a candle…

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tekapo 1

Tekapo landscapes (1)
Shifting sand sculpture
Swirled in lucite box
Let’s shake it up again

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Calgary 2

Autumn Calgary Alberta (2)
I stop to ponder
This road, hewn so long ago
Pioneers here trod

Saturday, December 13, 2014

European Scene 4

European Scene (4)
Cupolas and spires
Gothic, Moorish and Baroque
Playful for the eye

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tulips

With bold strokes
Red paint's applied
Here’s a gift for you

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Grayval Lollipop 2

Grayval Lollipop.
Creamy enticement
In soft, warm hues
Come into my world

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tekapo 15

Tekapo landscapes (15)
Rusty autumn grasses
Hug the rolling slope
I walk in silence

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

South Island

Autumn South Island NZ
Come
Grab an oar
Let’s head out to sea

Monday, December 8, 2014

Eiffel Tower 3

Eiffel Tower
A theme park
Of engineering
From around the world

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Independence Monument

On special occasions
The path is lit
To walk together


Phnom Penh City ~ Karl

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Acacia King

Acacia King.
A sticky wicket
This way comes
Game over

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tekapo 16

Tekapo landscapes (16)
Green grass
Brown grass
Blue hills and sky

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Calgary 5

Autumn Calgary Alberta (5)
Let us go astray
Adventure through cool woods
Off the beaten path

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Eiffel Tower 2

Eiffel Tower
I know where we are
We’re in Par.., China
Never mind

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bokor Mountain

Just the shell remains
Of a hopeful past
Gravity holds the cards


Abandoned casino at Bokor Mountain. Kampot, Cambodia ~ Karl

Monday, December 1, 2014

Oreti Dandy 2

Oreti Dandy.
A cheerleader’s pom pom
Exuberance on the field
Go Nature, go

Colour: Peach/Yellow with Orange/Red tones
Height: 120cm
Type: Dec. - Mini
Display: Garden
Comments: Stand out! 
 ~ Bernard