Spring buds, Canberra

Such abundant joy,
hidden within modesty;
piece of art, nature.

Once soldier

Retired war plane, National Museum of Australia

Cast away: brother
in arms, galloping stallion,
now retired, showpiece.

Spring souvenir

Spring blossoms, Canberra

A dark cloud, though small,
as jewel in a clear sky,
present for the earth.

The inconceivable

Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

A perfect picture;
almost—too good to be true:
undisturbed nature.


Insides of a dried mushroom

Deep-set mystery,
pleated within a mushroom;
nature, sign of life.

Photo: The inside of a dried mushroom. Here’s the same one in all its glory.