Category Archives: Isolation Antidotes

Isolation Antidotes (44): High Fliers and High Hopes

Eleven years ago on this date I was in Chile on a work assignment and, with a colleague, stopped at a restaurant in the city of Concón in Valparaíso Province. When we had ordered our meals, I wandered to a … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (43): Sweet Summer Sunset

Seven years ago today we were, as usual at this time of year, at our cabin in northern Minnesota. It had been a very lovely day, and our daughter Batty was there for a visit. As the day drew to … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (42): Fantail Follow-up

Here’s my “promised” second installment on our little friend, the fantail. When I presented the first one about three weeks ago (here), I said I’d try to bring you an image of one with its tail actually fanned, which I … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (41): Chilly Chile

Eleven years ago I had the opportunity to visit Chile. It was mid-winter and accordingly brisk, but in the relatively-sheltered area of the capital city, Santiago, the surrounding elevated terrain provided a basin of relative climate moderation but, unfortunately, also … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (40): Dented Dragonhunter

Blogging buddy Mike Powell and I have been talking about how dragonflies are able to cope with apparent physical disabilities. Mike’s recent post about a tattered skimmer (here) featured one with damaged wings. I’ve seen many with similar tears and … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (39): Fun In the Sun

Exactly two years ago today we were enjoying a typical summer at our cabin in northern Minnesota, and the water in the lake was wonderful. Squiddy and The Elf were visiting, and their joy was a thing to remember. A … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (30): Hello, Hannes!

Before I start trying to catch up on your posts, I want to put this out there for you. I’ve been blog-inactive for the better part of a week, and here’s one of the main reasons. We have managed without … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (37): Too Much Independence?

Here we are, on the 4th of July, the US Independence Day, and for the first time in many years, we are not at our cabin in the north woods to celebrate it. But we are well and safe and … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (36): Avast, Admiral!

While going back through my archives for today’s date in past years, I came across this photo that I made only two years ago in northern Minnesota, which somehow never quite made it into a post. It’s a red admiral … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

Isolation Antidotes (35): Flirting With a Fantail

Staying in the vein of the home bubble, I was working in the yard on Friday, moving a mass of mulch from its storage place at the edge of our garden to a new patch around some of our small … Continue reading

Posted in Isolation Antidotes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 29 Comments