107 places

A DAILY BLOG FROM 2010 to 2014
people in 107 countries have come to this blog : albania / algeria / argentina / armenia / aruba / australia / austria / bahrain / bangladesh / barbados / belarus / belgium / belize / bosnia and herzegovina / brazil / brunei / bulgaria / cambodia / canada / chile / china / colombia / croatia / cyprus / czech republic / denmark / ecuador / egypt / el salvador / england / fiji / finland / france / georgia / germany / ghana / greece / guatemala / honduras / hong kong / hungary / iceland / india / indonesia / iran / iraq / ireland / isle of man / israel / italy / japan / jordan / kazakhstan / kenya / korea / kuwait / latvia / lebanon / liberia / lithuania / luxembourg / macao / macedonia / malaysia / mauritius / mexico / moldova / mongolia / morocco / myanmar / nepal / netherlands / new zealand / nicaragua / nigeria / norway / pakistan / panama / peru / philippines / poland / portugal / puerto rico / qatar / romania / russia / saudi arabia / senegal / serbia / singapore / slovakia / slovenia / south africa / spain / sri lanka / sweden / switzerland / taiwan / thailand / trinidad and tobago / tunisia / turkey / ukraine / united arab emirates / united states of america / venezuela / vietnam

18 May 2014

reading, mis

Misreading can be 
enjoyable. The other
day, I misread 
graves: Mother. Waiter.
Photo: Gravestone, Mauriceville, New Zealand
(At rest, I like, and the placement 
of the punctuation marks intrigues)

11 May 2014

layers and layers

Caked thick, 
almost edible
Photo: Painting and easel,
Eastbourne, New Zealand

04 May 2014

life is a song

Thirty years ago today, I married. I still love 
that person, but we now live, play, sing, love 
in different homes. 
Photo: P playing our piano, New Zealand

27 April 2014


Wing and time, flying.
Photo: At Wellington airport, New Zealand
(A good friend just visited and I would 
have liked her to stay longer.)

20 April 2014


In a few days, it's a national holiday here in New Zealand, when people honor those who died in the world wars, but I would like to honor those who work to end wars, large and small, who work to prevent them, and I think of A J Muste who said that there is no way to peace - peace is the way. 
Photo: A wreath made for ANZAC Day, Kaipororo, New Zealand

13 April 2014

make something

The Chinese word for crisis
includes the word opportunity:
maybe start over and make 
something new.
Photo: An abandoned structure, Wairarapa

30 March 2014


Eketahuna has to be one
of my favo(u)rite words/
names, sounds, for a town, 
and here is an entrance.
Photo: Door and shadow, Eketahuna, New Zealand

23 March 2014

16 March 2014


How we travel
with the camera
at eye, in hand.
Photo: P. photographing,
Lake Onoke, New Zealand

09 March 2014

white light

Some days, the light 
is so bright and white 
that we might disappear into it.
Photo: Home in Masterton, New Zealand

03 March 2014

white kiwi

Maybe the bird guards us and trees 
for millions of years.
They stay with the same mate, 
sleep with beak tucked,
make two balls of hair in the daylight.
Photo: The back of a very large kiwi bird
in the town of Ekehatuna, New Zealand
Text: Excerpt from my poem: "Kiwi"

23 February 2014


reading images as words
Photo: Lichen on mailbox, Wairarapa, New Zealand

16 February 2014

looking at a lily

You know you love something 
when you see it
in yet another way.
Lily and shadow, at J's home, Masterton, New Zealand

09 February 2014

plum pot

We plum forgot we were making jam
and look how pretty mistakes can be.
Photo: Our pot covered in liquid plum

02 February 2014


I prefer to dance 
outdoors, and this whole
building and its entrance seem 
to be swaying, dancing.
Photo: A church in Masterton, New Zealand

26 January 2014

our own kingdoms

'The Kingdom of God Is Within You'
says Luke (17:21), 
says Leo (Tolstoy).
Photo: On an Ekehetuna Street, New Zealand

12 January 2014

keeping people in, out

Janet Frame writes of several hospitals, with walls and doors and gates and screens, keeping people in, and people out, and just yesterday, I read her 'Gorse is not People' in which a patient had been expecting to be able to leave when she turned 21.
Photo: An old hospital, Greytown

05 January 2014