Saturday, October 31, 2015

Samhain


Come, gather in the night
To share in the year’s birth
Blessed Be

Photo Credit


Friday, October 30, 2015

Daly's Wharf Akaroa

Daly's Wharf  Akaroa.NZ

Overcast skies
Breeze on the lake
Good day for fishing

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Riverboat Man

River boat man

Steady as she goes
Eyes sharp, ears open
Experienced hands


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hagley Park 4

Hagley Park New Zealand. (4)

I bow before your
Stunning performance
Bravo! Madame Autumn


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Old Casino


Abandoned dreams
Of chance to escape
Made of crumbling stone

Monday, October 26, 2015

Green Vegetable Bug

Green vegetable bug.

Attractive shell
But beware
A warning is evident


The green vegetable bug is bright green in colour and about 1.5 cm long in adulthood, but more rounded and black and white or black and red in younger stages. It attacks beans, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, vine crops, grapes, sunflowers and other ornamentals and is mostly active in hot weather. The green vegetable bug sucks the sap of stalks and leaves and the juices from fruit. Like the bronze-orange bug, if disturbed, the green vegetable bug will emit an unpleasant chemical which has a strong odour and can stain fingers and clothes. ~ Bernard


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Silent Streets 7

Silent streets. (7)

Cones all lined up
Ready to be reviewed
Attent-hut, order arms

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Royal Regalia Building

Royal Regalia Building.

Come one and all
See what your labors
Have wrought

The Royal Regalia Building - Located at Jalan Sultan, this museum is devoted to the sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. The main gallery displays the coronation and Silver Jubilee Chariots, gold and silver ceremonial armory and traditional jewellery encrusted coronation crowns. A collection of documents that chronicles the sultan's life up to the coronation together with the constitutional history gallery is also housed in the same building. ~ Bernard

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hagley Park 3

Hagley Park New Zealand. (3)

Afternoon stroll
On leaf littered path
Kaleidoscope before us

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Viet Nam 5


Sturdy towers
Call the eyes upward
Flowers dance in the breeze

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Anemones

Anemones.

Arms a waving
Attract the curious
To be a meal

Corals, sea anemones and jellyfish all belong to the same large group of animals – cnidarians. The name comes from the Greek ‘knide’, meaning nettle – they carry a sharp sting in their tentacles ~ Bernard


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Under the Weather

Under the  weather.

Had a bit of weather
Start the engine Jim
We’re ready to go

Monday, October 19, 2015

Royal Transport

Royal transport

Liveried accommodations
Pomp and circumstance
Going my way?

The Royal Regalia Building - Located at Jalan Sultan, this museum is devoted to the sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. The main gallery displays the coronation and Silver Jubilee Chariots, gold and silver ceremonial armory and traditional jewellery encrusted coronation crowns. A collection of documents that chronicles the sultan's life up to the coronation together with the constitutional history gallery is also housed in the same building. ~ Bernard

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hagley Park 1

Hagley Park New Zealand. (1)

Gravity working
Leaves continue to fall
Soon trees are 
bereft

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Post Office


Built to impress
Of concrete and filigree
For fleeting messengers

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran tiger.

Feral creature burning bright
Came to me in dreams of night
Breath gentle, naught of fright


Sumatran tigers are the smallest surviving tiger subspecies and are distinguished by heavy black stripes on their orange coats. They are protected by law in Indonesia, with tough provisions for jail time and steep fines. But despite increased efforts in tiger conservation—including law enforcement and antipoaching capacity—a substantial market remains in Sumatra and the rest of Asia for tiger parts and products. Sumatran tigers are losing their habitat and prey fast, and poaching shows no sign of decline. ~ Bernard


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gracie

Gracie.

Panting on the lawn
Eyes alert, what’s next?
What’s next, what’s next

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shield

Shield

Created to thwart 
The slings and arrows
Of outrageous fortune

The Royal Regalia Building - Located at Jalan Sultan, this museum is devoted to the sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. The main gallery displays the coronation and Silver Jubilee Chariots, gold and silver ceremonial armory and traditional jewellery encrusted coronation crowns. A collection of documents that chronicles the sultan's life up to the coronation together with the constitutional history gallery is also housed in the same building. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Aspens

The Aspens Fish Creek Calgary.

Wandering through woods
Smell the smoke of a camp fire
Now I feel hunger


A Provincial park within a city! A peaceful place just minutes away for walking, sitting or picnic lunch. Don't be surprised if you come across a deer or two. ~ Bernard


Monday, October 12, 2015

Viet Nam 4


Eyes look to another world
A realm found within
Available now

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Flower of the Dogwood

Flower of the Dogwood.

White suit for summer
Pinstripe formal wear
May I escort you?

The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), a popular landscaping tree, is prized for its showy spring flowers as well as its red fall foliage. Dogwood trees grow and bloom over most of the eastern half of the United States and along the Pacific Coast in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Under ideal conditions, the trees can reach a height of around 30 feet, with multilayered branches that can spread out to about 20 feet. ~ Bernard

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Playful Pets

Playful pets.

Arf, arf, rowf
Roof, roof, arf
Farf, woof, barf

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Sharp End

The sharp end

Trees need water to grow
Boats need water to flow
We have somewhere to go

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Autumn Calgary

Autumn Calgary Alberta

We have traveled long
Come to the end of one road
Now we have choices


This is an amazing park located in the city of Calgary. Many pathways and small paths. No human destruction in the park, which is very good and nice to see in a big city. It is a great place for a walk, bike or to just sit by the river and watch birds and beavers and other animals. ~ Bernard


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Opera House


Within these confines
The arts of music and voice
Fill the auditorium

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Northland Green Gecko

Northland Green Gecko.NZ

Aha!
Who goes there?
It’s only me


The Northland Green Gecko is found only in the Northland region of New Zealand, north of Whangaroa. It is vivid green, with gray or gold highlights, on either side - along the dorsal edges. Males have a blue band along the sides, below the limbs, and the underbelly of both sexes is bright pale green and sometimes with a yellow tinge. Growth is to 200 mm. ~ Bernard


Monday, October 5, 2015

You Have Been Warned

You have been warned.

Crocodile, alligator
I’m sure there’s a difference
Yet, the bite’s the same

Sunday, October 4, 2015

All Gold

All gold

Don’t get too close
Just look, no touching
Move along

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lake Hayes 18

Autumn Lake Hayes.Otago.NZ

Dramatic evening sky
Portends fulminating storm
Tie down the valuables

Friday, October 2, 2015

Viet Nam 3


Grey official buildings

Grey official art
Statues of bleak stature

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Changing Seasons

Changing seasons.

Photo in thirds
Leaf, water and arbor
Trifecta