Monthly Archives: March 2020

Webnesday (54)

Back on March 25, the day New Zealand escalated to full lockdown, I was working in my shed and, out of the corner of my eye, saw a tiny moving speck that turned out to be a jumping spider on … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: Silvereyes, Spectacular Strangers

One of our very favorite New Zealand birds is the Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis), also commonly known as the wax-eye. It’s a very small (12 cm / 4.7 inches) passerine songbird. It is officially considered a native, having self-introduced when a … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (2)

Here’s my second post from my archival delving during this time of lonely trial. I hasten to assure you that I’m not planning to strive to post anything like every day, but I do admit that I’m having great fun … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (1): Glorious grasses

With all the unprecedented travel restrictions in place and forbidden contact with loved ones, though they are well within physical reach, I find myself delving back through archived photos that I’ve not yet shared with you, and I am using … Continue reading

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Webnesday (53) Finally–a Cutie!

Last Webnesday I posted some portraits of what I believe was a rather large wolf spider, and used a warning caveat in my title that it was “not a cutie,” in reply to which my long-time photo pal Emily commented … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: More Mantis (and Mum) Mugs

Events are causing our government here to take extreme and sudden measures to try to slow the spread of the pandemic. Although we here in New Zealand have been—so far—extremely fortunate with the disease’s progress, compared to many other parts … Continue reading

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Serenity (and sadly, sobering, self-isolating) Sunday

The implementation of cautionary measures is escalating daily here and life, as we’ve known it, is changing rapidly. They have—so far—not been as drastic as in other places in the news, but the status is no longer quo. Internationally-arriving passengers … Continue reading

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Skeptical Saturday

I started out to develop a new Silly Saturday post and, while I was looking through my archives of photos of our animal companions through the years, I came across this portrait that I made almost exactly 18 years ago … Continue reading

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Webnesday (52) Warning: Not a Cutie!

Last week CD spotted this spider in an upper corner of our hall. I carefully coaxed it out of the corner and onto a wall so I could ease a glass over it, cover the opening with a bit of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Canterbury Moon at Dusk

My life twenty-four years ago today found me on one of my first journeys to New Zealand. I had finished conducting the day’s business in the vicinity of Greymouth, on the northwest coast of the South Island, and I was … Continue reading

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