night lights

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lit water

negates the darkness

then and now

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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

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earths ceiling

clouds spin above water

as night looms

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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 https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-130-spinwater/

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  https://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com/one-a-week-photo-challenge-2017/