Monday, November 30, 2015

Hubbard Glacier Alaska

Hubbard Glacier Alaska.

Snaggletoothed prow
On sea bound voyage
A ship of state



Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. It has been thickening and advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska since it was first mapped by the International Boundary Commission in 1895. This is in stark contrast with most glaciers, which have thinned and retreated during the last century. ~ Bernard

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Line in the Sand

The line in the sand.

You can cross this line
Going East or West
North and South difficult


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Edge of Town

Edge of the town

Corrugated roofs
Distant golden dome
Today and tomorrow


Friday, November 27, 2015

Hagley Park 18

Hagley Park New Zealand. (18)

Rippling waters
Distort my vision
Yet, colours remain clear


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day


Come, my friends
Let us gather together
There is no them, just us


Photo Credit

We Gather Together Hymn

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stinkhorn 2

Stinkhorn fungus.FZ200

Your scarlet arms
And vile discharge
Attract the unattractive



The fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus emerges from the ground as an egg-like structure. It then splits open, revealing a stalk with a number of coloured arms. This species, Anthurus archeri, is growing in a clump of moss in native forest. Stinkhorn fungi produce a smelly mucus mass full of spores at the base of their arms. Flies feed on the stinking mucus and in so doing help to spread the spores. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Almost a Zoo

Almost a Zoo.

Land animals
Black and white depiction
In silhouette



Puzzling World is a tourist attraction near Wanaka, New Zealand. It started out as just a single level maze in 1973, but over the years expanded to add overbridges to the maze design (thus creating the world's first 3-D maze), a large "puzzling café" where guests could try out several puzzles, ~ Bernard

Monday, November 23, 2015

Local Mosque

Local Mosque

A gathering place
For like minded people
Nothing fancy


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hagley Park 16

Hagley Park New Zealand. (16)

Colourful raiment
Adorns her lithe torso
From shoulders to feet



Saturday, November 21, 2015

Temple at Bokor Mountain


Beyond stone and weeds
A temple awaits
The thirsty traveler



Friday, November 20, 2015

Orange Slime Mould

Orange slime mould.

Citrus eggs?
Mais non mon ami
Nature’s joke on us



Slime mold or slime mould is a broad term describing some organisms that use spores to reproduce. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi but are no longer considered part of this kingdom. Although not related to one another, they are still sometimes grouped for convenience within the paraphyletic group referred to as kingdom Protista. ~ Bernard

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Back End

Back end.

Color of warning
Signal of intention
Giving information



Mitsubishi Lancer GL~ Bernard

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Local Produce Market 2

Local produce Market (2)

Bananas, lemons
Papayas for sale
Fresh fruit today



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hagley Park 10

Hagley Park New Zealand. (10)

By the misty river
We walk through cool woods
A crow calls to us


Monday, November 16, 2015

Buddha Bokor Mountain


In lotus sit
With eyes wide
And heart open



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stinkhorn

Stinkhorn.

Medusa attracts eyes
Splorch attracts flies
Turns me away



The fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus emerges from the ground as an egg-like structure. It then splits open, revealing a stalk with a number of coloured arms. This species, Anthurus archeri, is growing in a clump of moss in native forest. Stinkhorn fungi produce a smelly mucus mass full of spores at the base of their arms. Flies feed on the stinking mucus and in so doing help to spread the spores. ~ Bernard

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Early Morning

Early morning at the car yard.

Frosty repetition
Gentlemen, start your engines
Off to work we go

Friday, November 13, 2015

Local Produce Market

Local produce Market

What’ll it be?
Melons? Potatoes?
Very reasonable


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hagley Park 9

Hagley Park New Zealand. (9)

Sturdy tree
Carpet of leaves
Stream meanders


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Template


After posting 3000 photos with haiku it's time for a change.
And so for a fresh look we have a new template, 
for the better I hope.

Seen with quiet eyes
The panorama differs
My walk continues


Gunnera Tinctoria Leaf

Gunnera tinctoria. Leaf.

Rugged terrain
With fractal roads
Following the valleys



Gunnera tinctoria, the Chilean rhubarb, is a plant species native to southern Chile and neighbour zones in Argentina. It is essentially unrelated to rhubarb, as the two plants belong into different orders, but looks similar from a distance and has similar culinary uses. It is a large-leaved perennial plant that grows up to two metres tall. It has been introduced to many parts of the world as an ornamental and edible[citation needed] plant. In some countries (for instance New Zealand and Ireland) it has spread from gardens and is becoming a weed problem ~ Bernard

Monday, November 9, 2015

Frosty Reception

Frosty Recption.  (car areial)

Hoarfrost creates
Aerial phenomenon
Windows need scraping


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Looking a Little Tired

Looking a little tired

It’s our home
Nothing to see here
Move along

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hagley Park 8

Hagley Park New Zealand. (8)

Gently dropping leaves
Letting go of what’s done
Cycle of the circle

Friday, November 6, 2015

New Casino



Dancing fountains
Allure passers by

Now, they’re all inside

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Orange Peel Fungi

Orange peel fungi.

An insightful artist
Worked this malleable plastic
Madame Nature’s form


Orange peel fungus (Aleuria aurantia), or orange fairy cup fungus is a striking fungi that can be found growing throughout North America, especially during the summer and fall. This fungus, like other members of the cup fungi family, has a cup-like body with folds and is a brilliant orange color, which some may mistake for a discarded orange peel. Spores are big and have spiny projections. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Akaroa Lighthouse

Akaroa Lighthouse

Clean and tidy
This not lonely outpost
Expecting visitors

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pulled by Men

Pulled by men

Don’t run here
The sound will echo
Like a swimming pool

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hagley Park 6

Hagley Park New Zealand. (6)

Down by the stream
Leaves set sail or are
Moored to the shore

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Standard Time Begins


Clocks have hands
Time has wings
It’s always now

Photo Credit