Monthly Archives: August 2014

Abstract: Stewart Island Shell

A number of the photographers whose blogs I follow have been participating in a project conceived and initiated six months ago by Australian photographer Leanne Cole, which she calls Monochrome Madness. I have been impressed by the quality of photographs … Continue reading

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Some have the gall

We have a small oak sapling behind the house that has achieved a height of about 32 inches (81 cm) and has maybe two dozen leaves. It also has a dozen or so oak galls, which are tumor-like growths, emanating … Continue reading

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Webnesday (18)

Frances was with me again today. It’s been so hot that it has not been at all pleasant to be outside for any length of time, especially when the sun has been shining unobstructed. But we’ve finally had some decent … Continue reading

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Portrait of a young friend

This summer, while Squiddy and her family were with us up at the lake in Minnesota, some good friends of theirs came to visit for a few days. Their daughter Sassa is very close to the same age as The … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Flash-frozen

I have been known, on several occasions, to post mid- and late-winter flashbacks of warmer times to try to dispel the bleak doldrums of seasons of extended cold. While I am in no way eager to time-warp ahead past what’s … Continue reading

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Webnesday (17)

Shortly before the start of summer, I was out in the garden having a look at one of our roses when a small movement drew my attention. Small indeed: A tiny crab spider (family Thomisidae), perfectly colored to blend into … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Morning mist near Natimuk

One of my photo buddies in Australia, Lisa, recently posted a photo (here) that she’d made in the early morning hours, and I was reminded of this occasion. I have had quite a few trips to Australia, mostly connected with … Continue reading

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