Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tulips 36


Felled from the sky
One lone tear
Alit upon your lips

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Takeo Kid

If you don’t have a broom
Ride your rake
Ride on, young man, ride on

Young boy on the way to play ~ Karl

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DJ Locomotives

A pair of DJ locos at Dunedin

Utilitarian design
Rather than sleek and style
Built for muscle work

The New Zealand DJ class locomotive is a type of diesel-electric locomotive in service on the New Zealand rail network. The class were built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and introduced from 1968—1969 for the New Zealand Railways Department with a modernization loan from the World Bank to replace steam locomotives in the South Island, where most of the class members worked most of their lives.

They are the second class of locomotive in New Zealand to utilize the Bo-Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, the other classes being the EW class and the EF class. In both cases, this wheel arrangement was used to provide a lower axle-load due to track conditions as well, particularly in the case of the DJs, a shorter wheelbase more suited to sharp curvature on secondary or tertiary routes. ~ Bernard

Monday, March 28, 2016

Playing with Colours

Playing with colours.

Meet a Whirling Dervish
Swirling into spiritual bliss
No concept of time

Doodling... ~ Bernard

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Water Village 28

The water village. Rubbish

Uncivilized detritus
Of an uncaring populace
Scar upon nature’s bounty

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tulips 35


Come me hearty
Break open to say
Hello world

Friday, March 25, 2016

Independence Monument 2

Lotus bowl extant
In splashing waters
Storm clouds gather

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Imperial Building

Imperial Building Dunedin.

Day after day in this
Architectural delight
Business as usual

Imperial Building, corner Dowling and Lower High Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The building has a Category II listing with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sunset on the Roof

Sunset on the roof. FZ200

Repetition made
By human hands displayed
As sun quickly fades

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Water Village 29

Water Village Brunei.

Men walk on stilts
Homes stand on them
River of life flows by

Kampong Ayer, or the Water Village is an area of Brunei's capital city Bandar Seri Begawan that is situated after the Brunei Bay. 39,000 people live in the Water Village. This represents roughly ten percent of the nation's total population. ~ Bernard

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tulips 34

Tulips (34)

On blue bonnet carpet
A tulip shines
Her day in the sun

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Begins

The moon rises
As does the sun rise
While the world turns

Photo Credit


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Fortune Theatre

The Fortune Theatre.

Theater as fortress
Staged in black and white
Let us entertain you

New Zealand's Fortune Theatre is located on the corner of Moray Place and Upper Stuart Street, in the heart of the southern city of Dunedin. The theatre lays claim to being the world's southernmost professional theatre company and is the sole professional theatre group in Dunedin.The Fortune Theatre building is registered as a category I historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, which recognises its historic and architectural significance.

The theatre is a professional theatre, and is a regular host of both local and touring shows.

Financial difficulties in 2000 threatened the theatre with closure, and forced the sale of the building to the Dunedin City Council. The council currently leases the building back to the Fortune Theatre Trust ~ Bernard

Friday, March 18, 2016

Shadow Play

Shadow play.FZ200

Where light prevails
Shadows are present
No light, no shadow

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Saint Patrick's Day

A shamrock for you
Your thoughts
And your smiles

Photo Credit

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fox Glacier 14

Fox Glacier NZ (14)

New snow on high
Feeds this river of ice
Down the mighty stone

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Independence Day

In celebration
The lights are lit
Fountains are flowing

Independence Monument, Nov. 9, Independence Day 2012 ~ Karl

Monday, March 14, 2016

Peacock Feathers

Peacock feathers.

Fractal feather
Geometric appeal
All in a day’s work

What is a peacock feather up close?

Each feather consists of thousands of flat branches (as shown above in the detail). When light shines on the feather, we see thousands of glimmering colored spots, each caused by minuscule bowl-shaped indentations. Stronger magnification reveals microscopic lamellae (thin plate-like layers) at the bottom of the indentations. As with butterfly wings, the regular pattern of the lamellae
leads to interference phenomena and iridescent colors. The feathers of pheasants, birds of paradise, and hummingbirds create color using the same mechanism. ~ Bernard

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Daylight Saving Time

This now is eternal
Yet, we wind our clocks
And reset the time

Photo Credit

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Water Village 19

Brunei water village.

Outside downtown
The broad river
Provides a place to live

Water Village 19

Brunei water village.

Outside downtown
The broad river
Provides a place to live

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fox Glacier 12

Fox Glacier NZ (12)

Stress and strain
Of a glaciers end
Soon to disappear

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Day’s Fishing

Cast ye nets
Ye fishers of men
And catch what ye may

Kandal Province ~ Karl

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Eclectus Parrot 2

Eclectus Parrot

Halloween candy
For my beak

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Built in Brick

Built in Brick.

Red brick fortress
Business as usual
Lives spent in pursuit

A brick is a block or a single unit of a kneaded clay-bearing soil, sand and lime, or concrete material, fire hardened or air dried, used in masonry construction. Fired brick are the most numerous type and are laid in courses and numerous patterns known as bonds, collectively known as brickwork, and may be laid in various kinds of mortar to hold the bricks together to make a durable structure.

Brick are produced in numerous types, materials, and sizes which vary with region and time period, and are produced in bulk quantities. Two most basic categories of brick are fired and non-fired brick. Fired brick are one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials sometimes referred to as artificial stone and have been used since circa 5000 BC. Air dried bricks have a history older than fired bricks, are known by the synonyms mud brick and adobe, and have an additional ingredient of a mechanical binder such as straw. ~ Bernard

Monday, March 7, 2016

Water Taxis 2

Water taxis Brunei.

Roar of the engine
Speeding on by
Breaking the stillness

Water taxis ply the Brunei River, linking Bandar Seri Begawan's waterfront with the sultanate's most renowned water village, Kampung Ayer. Be prepared to haggle a bit over the fare. Speedboats link Bandar Seri Begawan with Bangar, the main town in Temburong District. ~ Bernard

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier NZ

Beyond the green hills
Fjord ice melts
On glacial till

Saturday, March 5, 2016

At Riverside

Valiant warriors
Swords at the ready
For king and country

At Riverside Phnom Penh, Cambodia ~ Karl

Friday, March 4, 2016

Crimson Winged Parrot

Crisom winged parrot.

Not oil, nor acrylic
Nor chalk, nor pencil
Nature’s feathered brush

The Red-winged parrot is typically about 30 to 33 cm (12–13 in) in length. Both sexes have bright red wings and a bright green body. The male birds have a black nape, lower blue back and rump with a yellow tip on their tail, an orange bill and grey feet. The female birds on the other hand have a yellowish green body and the wings have red and pink trimmings on their wings. Also distinguishing the females are a dark iris and the lower back is a light blue colour. Juveniles have orange/yellow beaks and pale brown irises, and otherwise resemble females in colouration. Males develop adult plumage at about the age of two years and females at the age of about a year and a half. ~ Bernard

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A Quiet Word

A quite word.....

Love is expressed
Wordless communication
Something transmitted

Wouldn't it great if your horse could talk to you. What would you talk to your horse talk about? Would you ask your horse something useful such as having him tell you about his past training and life experiences? If this could be done you could solve those various problems that have been haunting you. Like why does your horse get so nervous about being tied. Your horse may just tell you he became afraid when a saddle fell of his back while tied up. As the saddle fell your horse jumped away from the saddle and pulled back on the tie hurting himself. This left a bad association that continues to make your horse nervous to this day. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Water Village 9

The water village Brunei.

Once a dream
Then reality sets in
Now a dream again

Kampong Ayer, or the Water Village (Malay: Kampong Ayer) is an area of Brunei's capital city Bandar Seri Begawan that is situated after the Brunei Bay. 39,000 people live in the Water Village. This represents roughly ten percent of the nation's total population. All of the Water Village buildings are constructed on stilts above the Brunei River. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fox Glacier 10

Fox Glacier NZ (10)

Brilliant glare
Shadow falls on ice rocks
Sensitive exposure