Monthly Archives: February 2012

Places Remembered: Coonawarra

For this post I’d like to remember a day in October (spring) in Coonawarra, South Australia, one of the country’s (deservedly) best-renowned wine districts.  I was headed from one town to another (this was back in 1994, and I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Welcome, Wanderers

It has been a strange winter.  We had a number of days in January when the temperature was in the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit, which—although it was completely delightful from a comfort point of view—was highly unusual and of considerable … Continue reading

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A Liking for Lichens: Weaning Paddock

It was spring in Tasmania—September 16, to be precise—and I had the whole weekend free for exploration.  I’d spent Friday night in Launceston and had driven southwestward around Great Lake, then back to the northwest through Deloraine to Devonport for … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Sunrise Solitude

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Sun and snow on the sycamore

It’s been quite a while since I published two posts in the same day, but I realize that I’ve been posting a lot of older work recently, and we had a surprise snowfall yesterday.  It only lasted about half an … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Looking up, looking down

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Flashback Friday: Meiji #1

I have written before of my photographic angel who provides me with unforeseen opportunities and leads me to unexpected discoveries.  She was working overtime on a particular day in 1993 while I was on a work trip to Japan.  I … Continue reading

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Nebulous Noteables: Paul Bunyan SF

Though it’s not quite as dramatic as the clouds in my three previous posts in this series, I consider myself quite fortunate to have seen this formation.  It was in (I’m not making this up) the Paul Bunyan State Forest … Continue reading

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A Liking for Lichens: Finland

A lichen is not a single organism, but rather it is a combination of two organisms which live together intimately. Most of the lichen is composed of filaments of a fungus, but living among the filaments are algal cells, usually … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday Sequel: Around the curve

Shortly after my first post of the Green Grotto this morning, I had a wonderfully enthusiastic response from Cindy over at the loonybin (here), in which she said that it made her want to continue on and see what’s around … Continue reading

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