Monthly Archives: July 2015

Back in the woods

I’ve been back from New Zealand for four hectic days and we drove up to the cabin the day before yesterday.  It’s high summer, of course—a welcome change from mid-winter less than a week ago—and the lake temperature is perfect … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

Rainy refractions

I’ve returned safely from the New Zealand winter and am back in the Nebraska summer. It’s quite a change, as I knew it would be. Usually my travels there have been the reverse, to escape the Nebraska winter. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Travels | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Eskdale excursion

I am happy to report that the cold spell has passed and more typical winter Auckland weather is back–which means dark skies and chilly rain with blustery winds.  But there have been a couple of (at least) partial days of … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Travels | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A walk in the Waitaks

Well, I’ve been back in New Zealand for almost two weeks, and it’s way past time that I send a report. Most of my time has been taken up with family matters, especially handyman stuff for our daughters, but we … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Travels | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Webnesday (31)

I’m writing this from New Zealand , and I’d been meaning to spend some time with all of my WordPress friends, but minor emergencies and family events have prevented me from keeping up.  I make no apologies–I’m grateful that I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Webnesday | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments


I went back to the emerging Dragonhunters, which I featured in my last post, several more times before we had to leave Minnesota, and more of them may yet appear here, but in the meantime, I’d like to share another … Continue reading

Posted in Portraits | Tagged , , | 9 Comments