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Isolation Antidotes (50): The Ghost Ship of Grand Marais

In this time of isolation, let me take you back once again, to this date exactly seven years ago. We were spending the summer at our cabin in northern Minnesota as usual, but we made an excursion to another favorite … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (49): Blue Moon of Minnesota

Seven years ago today we had a lovely evening at our cabin for the August full moon which, in addition, was also technically a “blue moon,” although the designation is open to some controversy. It is generally defined as either … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (48): A Rainbow of Hope

With the Level 3 lockdown back in place here, I’ve been looking back through my archives for an offering that will reflect not only the ominous effects of this setback, but also a glimmer of hope that the prompt and … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (30): Back to Berlin

Here’s another one from the archives, back when I was studying veterinary medicine in West Berlin. One of my favorite places to go to get away from the pressures of university responsibilities was one of Berlin’s many natural parks, the … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (26): Pretty Pair of Pileated Partners

Back in 2014 we spent the Memorial Day weekend at the cabin and in spite of the best weather we could remember for this occasion in past May visits, we spent the vast majority of it dealing with a severe … Continue reading

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Webnesday (58): Dark Delight

I have no newly-seen spiders to report; however, my ramble through the archives has brought another to light which I’m pretty sure I’ve never presented here, although it was certainly one of the most memorable in all my years of … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (18): Whitepark Bay

As we continue at Level 3 Lockdown, I’m combining my project of going back through my archives with a request by my long-time photo buddy Vicki to post more from my travels to the northern UK. This is one that … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (16): Just a Walk in the Park

Back in student days in West Berlin, there was a lovely park just a quarter-mile or so from our apartment, where I loved to go for walks with our two dogs. Spring was our favorite time of year, especially following … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (14): It’s a New Day!

Everything seems to back to normal again, to my great relief, and I have been scurrying this morning to find an image that would, um, reflect my elation. After a very quick search of archived images I’ve tagged for re-visiting … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (13): Trio in the Trumpets

As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, and the prospects of being able to return to Minnesota for the northern hemisphere summer unsure, I find myself basking in some of the summer photos in my archives. This one … Continue reading

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