Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years Eve



Celebrating times
Of our days or years
For we make it all up


Korb, like many of the towns and villages between the Rems and Murr rivers in southern Germany, is famous for its wines. Dry whites are common in the region, and each town has wineries that vie to stand out for their local products. Though living in the “shadow” of the much larger city of Stuttgart, Korb has several medieval and even Stone-Age attractions that add to its rural charm. And as this image attests, Korb knows how to throw a New Year’s Eve party.

Photo Credit
© Herbert Kehrer/Alamy

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot.

Jimmy Durante
Had nothing on you
Every feather in place


The Eclectus Parrot is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands ~ Bernard

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I Spy with my Lit.....

I spy with my lit.....

Cyclops approaches
Her judgment of distance
Proportion distorted


Monday, December 28, 2015

Bander Seri Begawan Waterfront 3

Bander Seri Begawan  water front 

3

Far off clouds
Entertain the eye
Give natural wonder



Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mt. Cook Sunrise 1

Sunrise Mount Cook

In sepia light
This beauty revolves
To face the sun


The park is a harsh land of ice and rock. Glaciers cover 40% of it. There are 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook. The park is also part of Te Waipounamu - South Westland World Heritage Area in recognition of its outstanding natural values. ~ Bernard

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Prasat



Armed to the teeth
Weapons ready
Must have many enemies


Prasat Mountain Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2012 ~ Karl

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas


To be cheerful
Graceful and giving
All of our days


Photo Credit

I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas
~Yogi Yorgesson

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Future Town Planner

Future town planner.

With a plan in mind
And keen observation
One piece at a time


Jigsaw puzzles were originally created by painting a picture on a flat, rectangular piece of wood, and then cutting that picture into small pieces with a jigsaw, hence the name. John Spilsbury, a London mapmaker and engraver, is credited with commercializing jigsaw puzzles around 1760. Jigsaw puzzles have since come to be made primarily on cardboard. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bander Seri Begawan Waterfront

Bander Seri Begawan  water front

A flight of fancy
Of artistic endeavor
Perhaps inviting your own



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Solstice



Religion, rituals
Observing nature
Tree dwellers, cave people


Monday, December 21, 2015

Shrine 3



Sometimes with age
Comes maturity and wisdom
Sometimes not


Shrine at Phnom Reap Pagoda Cambodia ~ Karl

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cortinarius Semisanguineus

Cortinarius semisanguineus.

Demure ballerinas
Rise from the damp
Dance fantastique




Cortinarius semisanguineus is a medium-sized mushroom with a pale brown to ochre cap, and bright blood-red gills. It belongs to the genus Cortinarius, a group collectively known as webcaps. ~ Bernard

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fish on Ice

Fish on Ice.

Bounty of the sea
Displayed by sellers
Picked over by buyers




A fish market is a marketplace used for marketing fish products. It can be dedicated to wholesale trade between fishermen and fish merchants, or to the sale of seafood to individual consumers, or to both. Retail fish markets, a type of wet market, often sell street food as well.

Fish markets range in size from small fish stalls, such as the one in the photo at the right, to the great Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, turning over about 660,000 tonnes a year~ Bernard

Friday, December 18, 2015

Brunei Back Country 2

Brunei back country 

2

In the wild places
Nature experiments
Finds new expression



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hagley Park 23

Hagley Park New Zealand. (23)

Let’s take a rest
Listen to the birds
Feel the cool, damp air



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Shrine 2



Bright lights
Dark figures
From outer to inner


Shrine at Phnom Reap Pagoda Cambodia ~ Karl

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pin Oaks

Pin  Oaks.

From small acorn
To mighty oak
Leaves bid twigs adieu


Pin oak is named for a characteristic where small, thin, dead branches stick out like pins from the main trunk. Pin oak is among the most widely planted native oaks in the urban landscape, the third most common street tree in New York City. It tolerates drought, poor soils and is easy to transplant. It is popular because of an attractive shape and trunk. The green, glossy leaves show brilliant red to bronze fall color. ~ Bernard

Monday, December 14, 2015

Not quite the full house

Not quite the full house.

Program is over
Litter is evidence
Of what was seen



The Monobloc plastic chair

What's the world's most famous chair?
the anonymous, cheap, light-weight, portable,
waterproof, stackable, easy to clean, plastic
patio chair, manufactured from one (ca. 2 kilogram)
piece of polypropylene in a single process. ~ Bernard

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Canal Side 2

Canal side 2

Steps as bleachers
For when the rowers come
Racing by the crowds



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hagley Park 21

Hagley Park New Zealand. (21)

Mellow is the moment
This delicate palette
Softens my eyes


Friday, December 11, 2015

Shrine 1



The paraphernalia
Of worship and devotion
A culture’s tradition


Shrine at Phnom Reap Pagoda Cambodia ~ Karl

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Autumn Hues 2

Autumn Hues.

A bounty of color
Sways in chilled breeze
All fall down


Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. The phenomenon is commonly called autumn colours or autumn foliage in British English and fall colors, fall foliage, or simply foliage in American English. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wet Fish

Wet fish.

A school on ice
Their eyes are clear
But after three days


Wet markets traditionally were places that sell live animals out in the open.
This includes poultry, fish, reptiles, and pigs.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Canal Side

Canal side

Those with more
Of money and status
Set themselves apart



Monday, December 7, 2015

Hagley Park 20

Hagley Park New Zealand. (20)

Soft light through yon trees
A twig snaps
Apprehension



Sunday, December 6, 2015

Phnom Reap



Thick legged bird
Flaps wings for takeoff
While stuck to the earth



Phnom Reap Pagoda, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2012 ~ Karl

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Autumn Hues

Autumn Hues.

Warm reminder
Of life’s stages
Usefulness continues




Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. ~ Bernard

Friday, December 4, 2015

Push and Puff

Push and Puff.

You go your way
And I’ll go mine
On a puff of wind


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Royal Regalia Doors

Doors of Royal Regalia Building.

Enter here
Ye without fear
You will be judged


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hagley Park 19

Hagley Park New Zealand. (19)

A weaving of limbs
The weft and warp
Interlace Mother’s fabric


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Royal Palace Phnom Penh


Beyond tree limbs
Temple arms reach up
And spires rend the sky


Monday, November 30, 2015

Hubbard Glacier Alaska

Hubbard Glacier Alaska.

Snaggletoothed prow
On sea bound voyage
A ship of state



Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. It has been thickening and advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska since it was first mapped by the International Boundary Commission in 1895. This is in stark contrast with most glaciers, which have thinned and retreated during the last century. ~ Bernard

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Line in the Sand

The line in the sand.

You can cross this line
Going East or West
North and South difficult


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Edge of Town

Edge of the town

Corrugated roofs
Distant golden dome
Today and tomorrow


Friday, November 27, 2015

Hagley Park 18

Hagley Park New Zealand. (18)

Rippling waters
Distort my vision
Yet, colours remain clear


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day


Come, my friends
Let us gather together
There is no them, just us


Photo Credit

We Gather Together Hymn

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stinkhorn 2

Stinkhorn fungus.FZ200

Your scarlet arms
And vile discharge
Attract the unattractive



The fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus emerges from the ground as an egg-like structure. It then splits open, revealing a stalk with a number of coloured arms. This species, Anthurus archeri, is growing in a clump of moss in native forest. Stinkhorn fungi produce a smelly mucus mass full of spores at the base of their arms. Flies feed on the stinking mucus and in so doing help to spread the spores. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Almost a Zoo

Almost a Zoo.

Land animals
Black and white depiction
In silhouette



Puzzling World is a tourist attraction near Wanaka, New Zealand. It started out as just a single level maze in 1973, but over the years expanded to add overbridges to the maze design (thus creating the world's first 3-D maze), a large "puzzling café" where guests could try out several puzzles, ~ Bernard

Monday, November 23, 2015

Local Mosque

Local Mosque

A gathering place
For like minded people
Nothing fancy


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hagley Park 16

Hagley Park New Zealand. (16)

Colourful raiment
Adorns her lithe torso
From shoulders to feet



Saturday, November 21, 2015

Temple at Bokor Mountain


Beyond stone and weeds
A temple awaits
The thirsty traveler



Friday, November 20, 2015

Orange Slime Mould

Orange slime mould.

Citrus eggs?
Mais non mon ami
Nature’s joke on us



Slime mold or slime mould is a broad term describing some organisms that use spores to reproduce. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi but are no longer considered part of this kingdom. Although not related to one another, they are still sometimes grouped for convenience within the paraphyletic group referred to as kingdom Protista. ~ Bernard

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Back End

Back end.

Color of warning
Signal of intention
Giving information



Mitsubishi Lancer GL~ Bernard

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Local Produce Market 2

Local produce Market (2)

Bananas, lemons
Papayas for sale
Fresh fruit today



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hagley Park 10

Hagley Park New Zealand. (10)

By the misty river
We walk through cool woods
A crow calls to us


Monday, November 16, 2015

Buddha Bokor Mountain


In lotus sit
With eyes wide
And heart open



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stinkhorn

Stinkhorn.

Medusa attracts eyes
Splorch attracts flies
Turns me away



The fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus emerges from the ground as an egg-like structure. It then splits open, revealing a stalk with a number of coloured arms. This species, Anthurus archeri, is growing in a clump of moss in native forest. Stinkhorn fungi produce a smelly mucus mass full of spores at the base of their arms. Flies feed on the stinking mucus and in so doing help to spread the spores. ~ Bernard

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Early Morning

Early morning at the car yard.

Frosty repetition
Gentlemen, start your engines
Off to work we go

Friday, November 13, 2015

Local Produce Market

Local produce Market

What’ll it be?
Melons? Potatoes?
Very reasonable


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hagley Park 9

Hagley Park New Zealand. (9)

Sturdy tree
Carpet of leaves
Stream meanders