Category Archives: Abstract

A New Cardoon Character

It was a beautiful day here yesterday. There was a show of botanical drawings that CD was eager to see, as she’s enjoy8ing taking a class and some of the work of her teacher was included. It’s a drive of … Continue reading

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Contemplation

We just returned yesterday from a five-day full-family vacation in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area a little more than three hours’ drive south. Stormy weather was predicted for the whole time, but the weather gods smiled on us … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (16): The Mysterious Monk of Granite Island

A little over a year ago CD and I had the chance to spend a couple of weeks in Australia with Batty and her family. We started in Melbourne and did a most memorable road trip along the Great Australian … 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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Serenity Sunday: Hydrangea Harmony

Managing to take a few more minutes out from much higher priorities, I stopped to admire the harmonic symmetry in the new growth of our oak-leaf hydrangea yesterday.    

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Flashback Friday: Frosty Florist

Student days in Germany, late December 1970. A friend and fellow student in Berlin invited me to spend the Christmas holidays with his family in the town of Gifhorn, in the southeastern part of Lower Saxony, about 10 miles northwest … Continue reading

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Abstract: Glenelg Beach

We’ve had a medical emergency this week, which I hope will soon be resolved, but it’s still up in the air at present. As a result, I’ve had practically no time to devote to the bloggers I follow, to like … Continue reading

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Happy 2016!

A time for review, reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal.  Happy New Year!

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Tiger Eyes abstract

Something a little different this morning: Here are some fresh leaves sprouting on our Tiger Eyes sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’). As you see, I’ve been having some abstract fun with it with some Nik software and a couple of Photoshop … Continue reading

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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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