Category Archives: Fleeting Beauty

Fleeting Beauty: The Tiny and the Giant

Squiddy found this tiny nymph yesterday; we thought it was a wētā, but it’s likely to have been a katydid. I coaxed it onto some dandelions and was able to make just this one photo before it jumped away. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (4): Light In the Darkness

This is among the last photos that I made on conventional film, on November 11, 1999 (it just happened to coincide with my parents’ wedding anniversary). I was on assignment in France, had just finished the day’s work, and was … 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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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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Shrouded Aurora

I learned yesterday, from Minnesota Public Radio, that there was a good chance that northern lights could appear at night, so I searched for and I found an article (on the MPR website) in which the author recommended photographing across … Continue reading

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Late Summer Splendor

There is only one more week remaining of summer here in the northern hemisphere, and the signs of the approaching autumn are plentiful. It has been a memorable and rewarding four months, and it’s time again to start to prepare … Continue reading

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Amazing Auckland Anniversary

January 27—the day before yesterday—was Auckland Anniversary day, and part of the city’s celebration was a fantastic light show with accompanying music produced by solar lights on the huge Harbour Bridge, powered by some 400 “fridge-sized” Tesla batteries and designed … Continue reading

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Fleeting Beauty: Going to Seed

Many folks keep a watchful and appreciative eye on the wonderful flowers that appear each spring here in the northern hemisphere, but one of my perpetual favorites is one that often seems overlooked and neglected—the little dandelion. One of my … Continue reading

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Fleeting Beauty: Whit(ish) Christmas

Our Christmas wasn’t quite as white as we had hoped, but there was a nice frost (see my previous post), and it was cold enough that there were frozen puddles. As we returned from a walk along our nearby Papio … Continue reading

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SuperMoon Special

It’s called a SuperMoon because it’s not only full but at perigee, its closest to the earth in its current elliptical orbit. The last SuperMoon was on January 26, 1948 and the next will be November 5, 2034. Blessed with … Continue reading

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