Category Archives: Places Remembered

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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Flashback Friday: Salamanca silhouettes

A little more than eight years ago, my work took me to Spain. On a foggy morning in early March in Salamanca, the site of the first Spanish university, I was up at dawn to get an early start for … Continue reading

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Parkway panorama

A week ago I had the opportunity to revisit the extreme southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina with my brother.  It was delightfully foggy at the upper elevations and quite lovely.  I believe the red leaves … Continue reading

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500 Ways to Live Your Love

On this milesone of my 500th post with WordPress, I thank all of you who have been following my blogs. I’ve thought about how to celebrate this, and decided to spend most of the day sorting out a dozen of … Continue reading

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Early autumn in Iowa

It has been an absolutely gorgeous first weekend in autumn. We decided to have a nice drive in the country to enjoy it, inspired by a newspaper article announcing a barn tour. Iowa is the only state that has a … Continue reading

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Places remembered: Piako River(bank)

I am preparing for another extended (7-week) trip to New Zealand, starting tomorrow.  I’m very excited at the prospect and am eager to see what I’ll be able to share with you.  This scene is one that I photographed in … Continue reading

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Places remembered: Canterbury plains, autumn moon

March 6, 2096.  I’d been working in Greymouth on the northwestern coast of New Zealand’s South Island the previous day and had all day today to cross over to the eastern side via Arthur’s Pass.  This is a wonderful drive … Continue reading

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