Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tulips 6

Tulips (6)
It’s been a long day
Gently I nod
Off to sleep

Monday, March 30, 2015

Entoloma hochstetteri

Entoloma hochstetteri.
I spy the blue mushroom
That delights the eye
But not the palate

Entoloma hochstetteri is a species of mushroom found in New Zealand and India. 

The small mushroom is a distinctive all-blue colour, while the gills have a slight reddish tint
from the spores. The blue coloring of the fruit body is due to three azulene pigments. 

Whether Entoloma hochstetteri is poisonous or not is unknown. ~ Bernard

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fly Agaric 2

Fly Agric (2)
Here, I’ll protect you
Come under my umbrella
Safe from the weather

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, 

is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, 
one of many in the genus Amanita.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

White House 1

The White House (1)
Casa Blanca
Once welcoming all
Now a guarded fortress

Friday, March 27, 2015

Temple 2

Of many levels
Of many realms

Temple built in 1996 ~ Karl

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tulips 3

Tulips (3)
The royal chalice
Remnants of mead
From last night’s fest

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Superb Parrot

The Superb Parrot
Rainbow bird
Avian wisdom
Colour our world

The Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii), also known as Barraband's Parrot, 

Barraband's Parakeet, or Green Leek Parrot, is a parrot native to south-eastern Australia. 
It is a monomorphic species and one of three species in the genus Polytelis.

The Superb Parrot is mostly bright green with darker flight feathers

 and is about 40 cm (16 in) long with a long pointed tail. 
Adult males have continuous yellow foreheads and throats, 
with a red horizontal band across the border of the throat. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fly Agaric 1

Fly Agric (1)
Oops, pardon me
Didn’t mean
To raise your skirt

Monday, March 23, 2015

Photo Shoot

The Photo shoot.
Romance finds a place
To show its face
In every setting

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Temple 1

Come to the altar
Present your homage
And go your way

Temple built in 1996 ~ Karl

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tulips 2

Tulips (2)
Red to pink
It’s in the lighting
And the eye

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Day of Spring

Sun is at the equator
The earth tilts
Sunny side up

Photo Credit
Stonehenge Monument

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mt. Cook 18

Mt Cook National Park  (18)
A chilling wind
Hurtles down the slopes
I pull my cloak tighter

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls
Water seeks its level
Gravity is the law
Beauty its expression

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Stuart St.

Dunedin. Early homes. Stuart St.
Upstairs, downstairs
Basement and attic too
Side by side we abide

Dunedin architect Louis Salmond designed these homes, 

built for draper Daniel Haynes in 1901. 
One of Dunedin's three cable-car lines ran up Stuart Street. ~ Bernard

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden Dunedin.
Through the gate?
Or around the gate?
Through the gate

Dunedin's authentic Chinese Garden is located in the heart of the city.

The Dunedin Chinese Garden uses authentic Chinese materials crafted
by a team of artisans/craftsmen from Dunedin's sister city of Shanghai.
In addition to the hand-made wooden buildings, the Garden features
hand-made tiles, bricks and lattice-work and hand-finished granite
paving stones. The result is a stunning, authentic garden. ~ Bernard

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mt. Cook 17

Mt Cook National Park  (17)
Burly shoulders
Of the mountain range
Lift the noble head

Friday, March 13, 2015

Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen Denmark
To contemplate
The endless sea
Calm and storm

Thursday, March 12, 2015

China Fish

From ocean depths
Comes a messenger

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dunedin Station

Dunedin Railway Station.
Imposing edifice
Built to impress
Victorian sensibilities

This building perhaps embodies Dunedin's wealthy inheritance.
During the city's most prosperous years this railway station was the country's busiest,
handling up to 100 trains each day.
Though there have been many debates about whether the building is actually beautiful or not,
the overall effect is undeniably grandiose and the station is New Zealand’s most photographed building.
Construction began in 1903 and the station was officially opened in 1906. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wind Blown

Wind blown landscape.
Shake the seed
To beyond our reach
Season comes, s
eason goes

Hill country pastures in New Zealand are either dominated by browntop grass 

or have a high proportion present. It is easy to see how it got its name – from a distance 
the seed heads appear to form an almost-continuous brown cover. ~ Bernard

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mt. Cook 16

Mt Cook National Park  (16)
Under a great shadow
Verdant forest thrives
Parched grasslands wait

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Daylight Saving Time

Give us this day
Our daily light
And make sundown later

Photo Credit

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Preay Theat Temple

Skies occluded
Streets are bare
The coast is clear

Friday, March 6, 2015

Teddy Dahl

Teddy Dahl. Dahlia.
Shy I am
Wrap my stole close
Peer with saucy eye

Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers. 
There is a great variety of form in dahlias, 
from the showy dinner-plate size to the bright, little single ones.

Dahlias are natives of the mountainous regions of Mexico and, 
although they grow in a warm country, they are actually temperate plants requiring cooler conditions. 
There are 30 species and 20,000 cultivars of Dahlias.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Water Hazard

One of the nicer looking water hazards.
Manicured fairway
By rough and tumble
Road less traveled

The Cairns Golf is designed to be a fun golf course, with strategy being a key objective whilst taking
in some stunning views of both the McKenzie Basin and the Tekapo area. 
The 9 hole course invites the player to “go for the green”, 
but the penalty for failure may be severe. There is always a “bail out “ option . 
You don’t have to go for the dramatic shot and playing conditions 
on the day may be a key factor in the decision. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mt. Cook 15

Mt Cook National Park  (15)
Mountain pyramids
Sharp angles frozen
Silky clouds invade

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Abu Simbel 3

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel Egypt. (3)
Peace be with you
As it is
With me

Monday, March 2, 2015


From high pedestal
She has fallen
To our level

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Margaret Haggo 3

Margaret Haggo.Dahlia.
Yellow lady blushes
Her sisters will soon arrive
A bevy of beauty

Dahlia ‘Margaret Haggo’ (Dahlia). This genus has upright and bushy, early summer 

and early autumn flowering, tuberous, deciduous annuals and perennials. 
They bear pinnatifid or pinnatisect, mid green leaves and disc-shaped flowers. ~ Bernard