Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Liking for Lichens: Tiniroto

The time:  Sunday, September 19, 2004 (just 10 days short of 8 years ago).  The place:  near the town of Tiniroto, roughly halfway between Wairoa and Gisborne along Highway 36, on New Zealand’s North Island. I was traveling with a … Continue reading

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Aerial acrobatics

Just a week and a half ago I posted a photo [here] in which a bumblebee in flight was approaching a stationary Red-Banded Hairstreak butterfly, and I have had many wonderful comments and compliments as a result.  Yesterday I revisited … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Sunset silhouette

My photo friend David in the UK, during a comment on my post from yesterday, asked me to stop my gleeful exuberance about the rain that we have finally received after such a terrible dry spell, because it seems they … Continue reading

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Blessings and blossoms

We have had real rain, the first in nearly two months.  Not enough to make up for nearly two months of serious drought, but a very welcome blessing for the entire ecosystem.  It rained (gently) for most of the night, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Otago Harbour

During the summer of 2003 I made a six-week trip to New Zealand.  It was, of course, winter there, and the colors were lovely, pastel, and subdued.  Toward the end of my trip I had a meeting in the city … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! Paper!

I’ve been intending to get back to broader views after my recent focus on small and intimate imagery, but an encounter yesterday has encouraged me to reconsider, at least temporarily.  The golden trumpet vine that grows nearby has been such … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Rock Harlequin

I haven’t done a Serenity post in quite a while, and it’s about time.  About a week and a half ago  we were up at the cabin and had a hike in the new-forestation project that has occupied so much of … Continue reading

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