Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pub Posters

Pub Posters.

When you’re not busy
The writing on the wall
Will wet your whistle

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Water Village 13

The water village (13)

A bit of paint
And interior decoration
Makes a home livable


Monday, September 28, 2015

Calgary 1

Autumn Calgary Alberta (1)

Let’s go prospectin’
Aye, there’s gold in them thar woods
Treasure for the eye


The aspens are all native to cold regions with cool summers, in the north of the Northern Hemisphere, extending south at high altitudes in the mountains. They are all medium-sized deciduous trees reaching 15–30 m (49–98 ft) tall. ~ Bernard

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Viet Nam 2


Feel the emptiness
Of wide streets
And vacant stares

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Whelk

Whelk.A day on the beach.

Morgue on the sand
Body and spirit have left
Skeleton for autopsy

Whelk is a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail, many of which have historically been used, or are still used, by humans for food.Although a number of whelks are relatively large and are in the family Buccinidae (the true whelks), the word whelk is also applied to some other marine gastropod mollusc species within several families of sea snails that are not very closely related. ~ Bernard

Friday, September 25, 2015

Native American Day



The tribes have gathered
And passed the pipe
Praise for the ancestors

Photo Credit


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Water Village 12

The water village (12)

Patchwork quilt
What passersby think
Not a concern, we live inside

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Begins


Crispness in the air
The smell of wood smoke
A walk by the pond

Photo Credit

Quote:
"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!"

 - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Viet Nam 1


In busy downtown
A statue of spirit
Beeping scooters pass

Monday, September 21, 2015

Taratahi Sunrise

Taratahi Sunrise.Dahlia.

After refreshing shower
Shake off with the wind
Dry with the sun

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bright Eyes

Bright eyes.

I have met many Zen masters
All of them cats
Thank you Eckhart

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Water Village 16

The water village (16)

A grand neighborhood
Watercraft speeds on by
Slow down, buddy

Friday, September 18, 2015

Iris 13

The Iris (13)

In purest white
With hints of yellow hue
The day is ours

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Marble Temple 2


Out on the grassy field
A memorial stands
Seldom visited

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Blechnum Fern

Blechnum NZ Fern.

Millipede
 flora
Of a thousand legs
More or less


Blechnum novae-zelandiae, commonly known as palm-leaf fern or kiokio, is a species of fern found in New Zealand. It can often be found growing in clay soil on embankments and roadsides. The red colouring in the leaves is a chemical called anthocyanin. It lives in soft young leaves and is like a sunscreen for plants! It helps with photosynthesis, where the plant uses the sun’s energy to feed itself. As the leaves get older and harden up, they will replace the anthocyanin with chlorophyll which is green and better at using sunshine. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sand Artist

Sand  artist.

He went that-a-way
Headed to the pyramids
To be a hieroglyph

Monday, September 14, 2015

Water Village 15

The water village (15)

The river is a street
Shops and homes
Our daily commerce

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Iris 14

The Iris (14)

Couldn’t hold back could ya
Had to steal the show
I admire your gumption

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Inside Marble Temple


Symbols of wealth
Of power
Of respect

Friday, September 11, 2015

Patriot Day



The pain and sorrow
Carried in hearts long since
My peace I give unto you

Photo Credit


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Send in the Clowns

Send in the clowns.

They’re already here
Hear them enjoy the joy
Singing harmony a cappella

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Water Village 8

The water village (8)

Fixer upper
Water view
Natural air conditioning

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Iris 15

The Iris (15)

Wings akimbo
You fly through the garden
In aerial display

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day


When in the course of human events
The value of labor is respected
We give measure for measure

Photo Credit
Working Class Hero ~ John Lennon


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Forget-Me-Nots

Chatham Island forget-me-nots (Myosotidium hortensia)

This hat of mine
Festooned with blue
More to come

With their thick, glossy leaves and spectacular blue flowers, Chatham Island forget-me-nots (Myosotidium hortensia) are one of the most attractive of New Zealand’s herbaceous plants. It is not a true forget-me-not (Myosotis species), but was given the name because its flowers are very similar. There is only one species of Myosotidium, and in the wild it grows on exposed coastal sites in the Chatham Islands. In gardens the plant needs shelter from frost and some shade during hot summers. It prefers a well-drained, compost-rich soil. ~ Bernard

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Passing Time

Passing Time 2010 )

Sinewy time
Linear though curved
Can only happen now

Passing Time, by Auckland sculptor Anton Parsons, consists of a twisting ribbon of randomly linked stainless steel and copper boxes, each box depicting one of the years between the founding of the polytechnic in 1906 and the date of the sculpture's installation in 2010. ~ Bernard


Friday, September 4, 2015

Water Village 7

The water village (7)

Row housing
Jumbled together
Satellite connection

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Iris 16

The Iris (16)

Elegance
Shows itself
In subtle hue


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Marble Temple 1


Symmetry
Each side balanced
Equanimity

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Plumeria

Plumeria (Frangipani)

Delicate garland
To adorn the head
Of a flower child


Plumerias are tropical trees famous for their gorgeous flowers which are used to make leis (floral garlands). In regions with cold winters, plumerias can be grown in containers and brought indoors when the weather cools in autumn. Other common names are frangipani and Hawaiian lei. ~ Bernard