Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tulips 15

Tulips (15)
Got lit last night
Still have my party dress on
You too?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Conversation

The conversation.
Hi Bea, how’s the family?
Well, Jimmy’s in college,
Sara’s having her third…

Cockle is the common name for a group of (mostly) small, edible, saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Cardiidae. Various species of cockles live in sandy, sheltered beaches throughout the world. The distinctive rounded shells of cockles are bilaterally symmetrical, and are heart-shaped when viewed from the end. Numerous radial ribs occur in most but not all genera. For an exception, see the genus Laevicardium, the egg cockles, which have very smooth shells. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fly Agaric 9

Fly Agric (9)
We’ve climbed Mount Fuji
Scamper down to waiting bus
Stay together class

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
 ~ Bernard

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Window on the World

A Window on the world.Shenzhen China.
Old France
Nouveau Paris
Clouds float blasé

The Windows 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. ~ Bernard

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Just Friends

These little men
Have come so far
Have so far to go

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tulips 14

Tulips (14)
In the spotlight
I rise to the occasion
Thank you

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cattle Egret

Cattle egret.
In stalker pose
I creep up on you
Ready for a meal

It is a white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season. It nests in colonies, usually near bodies 
of water and often with other wading birds. The nest is a platform of sticks in trees or shrubs. Cattle egrets exploit drier and open habitats more than other heron species. Their feeding habitats include seasonally inundated grasslands, pastures, farmlands, wetlands and rice paddies. They often accompany cattle or other large mammals, catching insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. Some populations of the cattle egret are migratory and others show post-breeding dispersal. ~ Bernard

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fly Agaric 8

Fly Agric (8)
Alien spaceship
Quiet planet invasion
Spreads its spore world wide

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
 ~ Bernard

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Venice

Venice.
Stagnant waters
Stained marble façade
Grandeur in decay

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Soreya Temple

In Spirit
There is no up nor down
Nor here, nor now

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tulips 11

Tulips (11)
Lips are open
Inviting a kiss
Tulips for two

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Silver Eye

Silver eye.
Ready and alert
Temporary perch
Vantage for the moment

Also known as wax-eye or white-eye, Zosterops lateralis belongs to the widespread family Zosteropidae.
New Zealand possesses one species which is a relatively recent arrival in this country from Australia. Permanent invasion occurred in or before 1856, the birds obviously being carried in flocks across the Tasman Sea by one or more of the weather systems which, in these latitudes, travel in a predominantly east-west direction. By 1861 the species had established a permanent footing in the Chatham Islands. Now it has a wide distribution
throughout the country and has even reached as far north as the Kermadecs and as far south as Campbell Island. It may be found in a variety of habitats from sea level to above the tree line but it is not abundant in deep forest. Flocks form in late autumn and winter and in some years these become very common in the lowlands. Slightly smaller than the introduced house sparrow, the silvereye is olive-green above, pale chestnut below, and there is the characteristic, almost complete, ring of white feathers around the eye.
Males are slightly brighter in plumage than females. ~ Bernard


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fly Agaric 7

Fly Agric (7)
My dress, a bit frayed
My hat, a bit disheveled
So? We’re in the woods

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


Friday, April 17, 2015

Venice 1

Venice. (1)
Where gondolas ply
The narrow corridors
Twixt grand parlors

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sunset over Kous

Evening palette
Of muted tones
A master’s brush

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tulips 10

Tulips (10)
Cowls of yellow
Wrap the meditating
Volunteers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly.
Long flight ahead
Need to gather energy
Nectar abundant

The Monarch is a common poisonous butterfly that eats poisonous milkweed in its larval stage and lays its eggs on the milkweed plant. Monarchs have a wingspan of 3 3/8 - 4 7/8 inches (8.6 - 12.4 cm).Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings. Like all insects, they have six jointed legs, 3 body parts, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, and an exoskeleton. The three body parts are the head, thorax (the chest), and abdomen (the tail end). The four wings and the six legs of the butterfly are attached to the thorax. The thorax contains the muscles that make the legs and wings move. ~ Bernard

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fly Agaric 5

Fly Agric (5)
Basking in the sun
Did you put on your lotion?
No, I’m a mushroom

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.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Buckingham 3

Tower Brigde London (2)
To the palace born
For times of great joy
And those of dark sorrow

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kandal Temple 2

On knees to pray
Then prostrations
Physical, mental, spiritual

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tulips 9

Tulips (9)
Amidst blue and green
Fireworks of tulips
Explode to my eye

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Red Blue Macaw

Red Blue Macaw.
I spy
With my little eye
A cockatoo or two

Many macaws have vibrant plumage. The coloring is suited to life in Central and South American rain forests,with their green canopies and colorful fruits and flowers. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits ~ Bernard

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fly Agaric 4

Fly Agric (4)
Whirling Dervishes
Spinning round to ecstasy
I will let them whirl

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.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tower Bridge 1

Tower Brigde London (1)
A bustling port
Center of commerce
Not much traffic today

Monday, April 6, 2015

Kandal Temple 1

Many have come before
And many will follow
Now is our turn

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tulips 8

Tulips (8)
Dark beauty
Entrance me
In subtle ways

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Red Torch Ginger

Red torch ginger plant.
The flame is lit
Can you feel the warmth
Radiating from the heart

The showy pink flowers are used in decorative arrangements while the flower 

buds are an important ingredient in the Nonya dish laksa. In North Sumatra, 
the flower buds are used for a dish called arsik ikan mas 
(Andaliman/Szechuan pepperSpiced Carp) ~ Bernard


Friday, April 3, 2015

Fly Agaric 3

Fly Agric (3)
Oriental friends
Out for a stroll in the dusk
Stay close, hold my hand

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.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

White House

The White House
The romance, the intrigue
That has swirled
Through these closeted rooms

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

All Fool's Day

Come my friends
Of facile mind and wit
Shall we play?


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