Category Archives: Isolation Antidotes

Isolation Antidotes (34): A Brace of Beauties: Abutilon

We’re still cautious of leaving our bubbles, so I’ve been joining many of you in foraging close to home for photo fodder. Just outside our kitchen window grows a sparse but persistent abutilon. I have included it in two past … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (33): Summer Solstice, Swimmingly

As the days hurry on and we greet the winter solstice here in New Zealand, I’m dreaming of past summer solstice days in Minnesota. Here’s one from exactly two years ago, featuring a mother goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) and four of … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (32): Further Forest Forays

In my recent post about our holiday in Rotorua, I included a photo in which I tried to give a good impression of the size that some of the redwoods have attained by including a few of the family in … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (32): Remembered Reptilian Repose

Thanks to the pandemic precautions, we find ourselves still here in New Zealand. We do love it here, as it is our main home now, but this is the first time in our lives together that we have not been … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (31): Frangipani Fantasy

As our New Zealand pandemic risk status steadily diminishes, I’m very eager to offer a few more favorite images from my archive files. One in particular stands out in my mind that I want to be sure to include. Not … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (30): From the Forest, Frondly

One of the highlights of our recent family trip to Rotorua—our first excursion out of town since the pandemic started—was a visit to a forest of California redwoods on its outskirts, the first of which were planted some 117 years … 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 (29): As the Risk Falls

Our Prime Minister has judged that, after nearly three weeks with no new cases of the dreaded virus, she was able to reduce our risk factor to Level 1 as of midnight last night. Seniors are, however, still strongly advised … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (28): Finland Flashback

During my nineteen years of job-related travel around the world, one of the countries that I most enjoyed was Finland, probably because it reminded me so much of Minnesota. In fact, and very logically, there are many Finns who have … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (27): Contemplation Counterpart

I’d like to bring you a second image from the reflecting pool I featured in yesterday’s post. Again, the location was the Japanese Garden of Contemplation, pretty much our favorite of all of the Hamilton Gardens, though there was a … Continue reading

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