night lights


lit water

negates the darkness

then and now




This beautiful fountain on Marine Parade in Napier New Zealand was donated by a local businessman Tom Parker. He provided the funds for it to be completed by Christmas 1936 as part of the re-developed park along the foreshore. Tom Parker believed the nightly display of this gushing multi-coloured lit fountain would  be a positive experience for the people of Napier as they recovered from the devastating 1931 earthquake. Jill and I visited the gardens and fountain each night we were in Napier and joined so many  locals and tourists especially children, who continue to enjoy Tom Parkers gift.

look above


earths ceiling

clouds spin above water

as night looms


Taken at Ricketts Point a sunset over Port Phillip Bay from my archives.

 This is my double challenge this week for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 130 Spin & Water. To see what other poets have written go to

This is my contribution to the one a week week Photo Challenge my first one for 2017 and the challenge is is CEILING . For this years challenge planned by Cathy and Sandra visit Cathy’s blog at