Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tulip Time 2

Tulip Time.

Open wide
Say ahhh
This is not going to hurt

Friday, April 29, 2016

Arbor Day

Generations to come
Will thank us
For seeds planted today

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blue Boat Shed

The Blue boat shed. Port Chalmers. Dunedin.

Weeds grow at my feet
It’s been a while
Since I’ve been needed

Much of Port Chalmers is located on a small hilly peninsula, at the northern end of which is a large reclaimed area which is now the site of Dunedin's container port. Close to the southeastern shore of this peninsula are a pair of islands, which lie across the harbour between Port Chalmers and the Otago Peninsula. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Blue Window

The blue window.

Labor intensive
One brick at a time
Small aperture for light

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Water Village 22

The water taxi. Brunei.

Leaving a muddy wake
A craft speeds up river
The city beckons

Monday, April 25, 2016

Field of Tulips

Field of Tulips

The tribe has gathered
For classical rock show
A motley crew indeed

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Betwixt the fronds
Golden Buddha emerges
Peek a boo

Seth Bo Pagoda ~ Karl

Saturday, April 23, 2016

NZ Railways

NZ Railways Road Services Building (Former)

Proud architecture
Now, a relic of ages past
Along the thoroughfare

The building is designed in the 1930s Art Deco style with rounded smoothly plastered corners and horizontal lines. The Bus Services building was constructed at a time when few large buildings were being erected in Dunedin and is the most important Art Deco building of its period. The building is now occupied by Toitu - Otago Settlers Museum. ~ Bernard

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day

This earth is not a pit stop
As we travel through

We live here

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Water Village 23

The water village (23)

Some paint and nails
Would make this a home

Invest some elbow grease

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pink Tulip

Pink Tulip.

Silent as a prayer
A state of being
Wholly contained

Tulips make excellent cut flowers and usually last about a week in a vase. Don't forget to add a little suger to your water to prolong the life of your bouquet. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bayon Temple

In that place that has
No space nor time
Earth’s images fade

Siem Reap Province ~ Karl

Monday, April 18, 2016

Allied Press

The Allied Press building. Dunedin.

Once, Victorian
Ruled waves and lands

The Allied Press building is on Lower Stuart St and was formerly home of The Evening Star in Dunedin, New Zealand. The building was built in the late 1920s and now houses the Otago Daily Times and Channel 9 Television. . ~ Bernard

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bolts of Fabric

Bolts of fabric.

Choices, choices, choices
Patterns to be cut
Worn as loose garments

A bolt is a unit of measurement used as an industry standard for a variety of materials from wood to canvas, typically materials stored in a roll. The length is
usually either 40 or 100 yards, but varies depending on the fabric being referred to, for example, a bolt of canvas is traditionally 39 yards. The width of a bolt is
usually 45 or 60 inches, but widths may include 35–36”, 39”, 41”, 44–45”, 50”, 52–54", 58–60” and 66”, 72", 96", and 108". ~ Bernard

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Water Village 25

The water village (25)

Through the open window
A breeze wafts the curtain
Hither and yon

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tulips 39


Harlequin child
Come to entertain
And bring mirth

The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which 75 wild species are currently accepted and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus's native range extends west to the Iberian Peninsula, through North Africa to Greece, the Balkans and Turkey. ~ Bernard

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yeay Prau Temple

Ancient stonework
Presented in modern
Contemporary setting

Tonle Bati, built under Jayavarman VII in the latter part of the 12th century. ~ Karl

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kerr Stuart No 4185

Kerr Stuart No 4185.Ocean Beach Dunedin.

She’ll be comin’
Round the meadows
When she comes

Built in 1929 for Kempthorne Prosser. It was purchased by the club and restored to operational condition. In 1994 it was withdrawn from service for an overhaul. It received Westinghouse brake equipment and was returned to service on 13 May 1995. In September later that year it took part in the 1995 Waipara Vintage Festival at the Weka Pass Railway. In the 2000s it was withdrawn for an overhaul. This was completed in 2007. In on 21 April 2014 it was taken out of service for some tube replacment, but has since returned to service. ~ Bernard

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Reels of Thread

Reels of thread.

Picard to crew
Make it sew
And it was sown

Monday, April 11, 2016

Water Village 26

The water village (26)

Above the muddy bank
Housing and aerials grow
As do the shrubs

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tulip Time

Tulip time.

Wine red goblet
Holds a heady brew
Of love and charm

Saturday, April 9, 2016


Carved and left behind
That others may find

Prasat Mountain, Phnom Penh Cambodia ~ Karl

Friday, April 8, 2016


Josephine.  Robert Fairlie-designed locomotive,

Oh my darlin’
Oh my darlin’
Oh my darlin’ Josephine

Josephine, a double-ended Robert Fairlie-designed locomotive, was one of two locomotives used in 1872 on the newly-completed Dunedin – Port Chalmers Railway. After about 25 years service in Otago and in the Wanganui district, Josephine was taken over by the Public Works Department for use in railway construction at various locations including sections of the Otago Central, North Island Main trunk, and Midland lines. In 1917 Josephine was sold to the Otago Iron Rolling Mills Co. as scrap but no one was keen to demolish the old engine and when one of the company’s boilers failed Josephine was recommissioned as a temporary steam supply. In 1925 Josephine was installed as an exhibit at the New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition in Dunedin and afterwards was presented to the Otago Early Settlers Association. In the 1960s. ~ Bernard

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tell Me a Yarn

Tell me a Yarn.

Sweaters or booties
Dexterous hands at work
Love at play

Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and
rope making. Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other
lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing. Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery. ~ Bernard

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Water Village 27

The water village (27)

Once upon a river dreary
Hovels for the forlorn weary
Home from the day’s travails

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tulips 38


A yellow so pure
Let your light shine
From within

Tulips originated in Turkey getting their name from the Turkish word "tulbend" which means turban. Tulips were thought to look like the turbans. (Hats that were worn in Turkey at that time.) I have always mistakenly associated the origin of Tulips with Holland. Tulips were introduced to Holland from Persia. ~ Bernard

Monday, April 4, 2016

Stupas and Gate

Stupa bells about to ring
Songs of the season
Heard with inner ears

Stupas and gate at Buddhist University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia ~ Karl

Sunday, April 3, 2016


The Platform Dunedin Railway Station.

Palladian aesthetic
Iron, glass and stone
For comings and goings

The railway platform of Dunedin Railway Station, in Dunedin, is 1km long and the longest railway platform in New Zealand. From here the famous and very popular Taieri Gorge Railway service departs daily. Down the track is an historic footbridge across the railway lines that was damaged in a freak accident in February 2008. ~ Bernard

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Right on the Button

Right on the button.

Velcro, snaps, buckles
Buttons more ubiquitous
Get it together

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fool's Day

Let’s have some fun
But not be mean about it
Is that possible? Yes

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