Tuesday, June 30, 2015


In the quiet heat
A shelter for the living
Grace for the dead

Museum ~ Karl

Monday, June 29, 2015

Iris 29

The Iris (29)

Your wardrobe
Must be extensive
Nothing off the rack

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scallop Shell

Scallop shell.

My, how you've grown
Once a seed
Now a grown up

Scallop is a common name for any one of numerous species of saltwater clams or marine bivalve mollusks in the taxonomic family Pectinidae, the scallops. Many species of scallops are highly prized as a food source. ~ Bernard

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Monotones 3

Monotones (3)

Faceted circle
Revolves by design
To intrigue

Friday, June 26, 2015

Arc de Triomphe 2

Arc de 

Golden calf and bull
Bring your child
To work day

The Window 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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

Tour buses come and go
The bones of madness

Memorial Stupa houses the bones of the victims of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge reign (1975 - 1979). ~ Karl

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Iris 30

The Iris (30)

Spread your wings
Soar above the crowd
And fly to the sun

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Koi carp.

Orange, yellow
White and red
Yearning to breath free

Koi or more specifically nishikigoi, are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. ~ Bernard

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monotones 1

Monotones (1)

Let me take you down
Into the world of illusion
We may never return

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fathers Day

In all the world
Nothing is better
Than being a DAD!

Photo Credit
Thank you Todd.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

At Temple

What to my wandering
Eyes should appear
But stark apparitions

Atop temple! ~ Karl

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tulips 29

Tulips (29)

‘Tis the season
When tulips bloom
To flood the eye

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Paper Kite

Paper kite.

It’s only for show
Attracting a mate
These winged arms

A Paper Kite Butterfly On Red Flowers
The Beautiful Paper Kite, or Large Wood Nymph enjoying nectar from a flower.
Source: Oceansunsunsets Photo Library

The Paper Kite Butterfly only has two rather common colors, black and white, but is still an eye catching beauty. The way the light shines through the wings is just amazing, and if there are other colors around it looks a bit like stained glass. These beauties come from Malaysia and the Philippines and Southeast Asia in General. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Amanita Muscaria 6

Amanita muscaria (6)

A family outing
We have a favorite spot
Keep your umbrellas up

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shenzhen China

Shenzhen China

City beyond the park
Made of blocks
Just like this fantasy

Monday, June 15, 2015

Abandoned Church

Up the lonely road
By dry grass and weeds
Past fading ambition

Abandoned Catholic Church atop Bokor Mountain ~ Karl

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tulips 27

Tulips (27)

A cup of color
Radiance filled
Delight for the eye

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blue and Gold Macaw

Blue and Gold Macaw.

I have an eye on you
So watch your step
And keep your feathers dry

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw, also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of Neotropical parrots known as macaws ~ Bernard

Friday, June 12, 2015

Amanita Muscaria 3

Amanita muscaria (3)

Show us the way
To go home, we’re tired
And want to go to bed

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Alcazar Castle

Alcazar Castle Shenzhen China.

Houses like mushrooms
Popping out of the ground
Below the fortress

The Window 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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Casino Stairs

Down the vortex
One step at a time
The illusion of travel

Stairs from old casino ~ Karl

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tulips 25

Tulips (25)

Lying on the ground
Camera at the ready

Monday, June 8, 2015

Calcareous Red Seaweed

Calcareous red seaweed. FZ200

Doing a fan dance
Swaying with the waves
A salt water burlesque

Corallina officinalis is a calcareous red seaweed which grows in the lower and mid-littoral zones on rocky shores. It is primarily found growing around the rims of tide pools, but can be found in shallow crevices anywhere on the rocky shore that are regularly refreshed with sea water. It predominantly grows on the lower shore, especially where fucoid algae are absent, but is also found further up shore on exposed coasts. ~ Bernard

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Amanita Muscaria 4

Amanita muscaria (4)

The table is set
So the pixies will come
For afternoon tea

Saturday, June 6, 2015




Of a museum
For viewing only

Friday, June 5, 2015

Phnom Chung Prey Resort

Within the grotto
A figure at peace
Within my own shell

Statue to pray and make offering to Buddha! ~ Karl

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tulips 21

Tulips (21)

In a flurry of moves
The flamenca
Dances and struts

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Star Fish

Star Fish.

Lolling on the sands
Soaking up the sea
Would you pass the lotion?

The stars that live in the ocean are just as fascinating as those in the night sky. Starfish, sea lilies, feather stars, sea urchins and other colourfully named creatures belong to the group known as echinoderms (meaning spiny skinned). They share a distinctive five-segment symmetry and other features that range from practical to bizarre. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Amanita Muscaria 1

Amanita muscaria (1)

I’ll show you the way
To become mature
And vigorous like me

Monday, June 1, 2015

Saint Michel Abbey

Saint Michel Abbey.Shenzhen.

Village on a hill
Surrounding moat
Sans the tides

Mont Saint-Michel, is a name that has a lot of charm, it sounds almost poetic and lyrical. But don't let it fool you: Mont Saint-Michel is a small rocky tidal island situated on the north-west coast of France... This place is characterized by the highest tides in Europe (up to 14 meters high), steep rocks, and quicksand. Its surrounding waters can move 18 kilometers away from the island and 20 kilometers deep into the coast. For centuries all these features made Mont Saint-Michel an impenetrable fortress. First inhabitants of this 92-meter tall mountain, ancient Celts, didn't have any illusions about it and called it Mont Tombe (Mountain Tomb). Back then Mont Saint-Michel wasn't an island: it was surrounded by the forest that was later washed away by ocean waters. ~ Bernard