Category Archives: Family

For the Birds–Again

I have written about Muriwai Regional Park several times before, and it holds a very special fascination for me. It contains a magnificent beach on the western shore of the North Island, in the Waitakere Ranges, a little less than … Continue reading

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Marvelous Muriwai

Batty had a college roommate, a very good friend, visiting from the US for a few weeks, and one of the places she wanted to share with her was my favorite beach in the area, near the community of Muriwai … Continue reading

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Bare-Bottom Baby Boogie

The Sprout loves music, too! (Photo by Batty (The Sprout’s mom)

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Many merry marchers

We were among the more than 12,000 people who participated in the Women’s March through downtown Omaha yesterday. What an exciting experience!

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My post with the photo of my Jack-O’-Lantern for this year is late, but rest assured that it was ready and on display in time for the young neighborhood Hallowe’en trick-or-treaters. And, on another note, I am happy to report … Continue reading

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I’m sharing my spare time between experiences at the cabin and those that I enjoyed in Florida, and I’d like to digress from tropical subjects to a more contemplative one that came to me just a couple of days before … Continue reading

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Remembering Mom

Here’s a wish for a happy mother’s day for all of you.  Here’s a favorite photo of mine that I made back in 2005, when she was 95.  She had a special place in her heart for animals of all … Continue reading

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We’ve been in New Zealand for two weeks now, and I am delighted to report a new arrival in the family.  Batty has brought into the world our second granddaughter and so Squiddy’s daughter (The Elf) now has a new … Continue reading

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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

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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

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