Category Archives: Places Remembered

Places remembered: Matapouri

In New Zealand, a holiday getaway place is commonly called a bach (pronounced batch).  What usually comes to mind when one talks about a bach is a fairly straightforward affair, maybe just a couple of rooms, quite low-maintenance, and rather … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Places remembered: Bolzano

W have been looking forward to presenting my 200th post for some time, but I am forced to admit that I have been sorely neglecting my Website over the course of the past week or a little more.  I have … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

Places Remembered: Verona

Please permit me a seasonal juxtaposition.  It’s full-blown spring now, and the birds are all singing what appear at first to be songs of joy, but probably are rather raucous territorial warnings to potential rivals and predators.  Still, as the … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Places Remembered: Chipinque

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, April 2004.  It had been a very busy week in and around the urban Monterrey area, and as the weekend approached, a new friend/colleague invited me to go for a Saturday drive into the country.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Places Remembered: Stewart Island, Part 1d

This is the final episode in my recounting of my first trip to Stewart Island.  The blanket of clouds had reclaimed the entire sky after permitting one golden ray to highlight the deeps of the dark and lovely Fern Gully.  … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Places Remembered: Stewart Island, Part 1c

This is the third episode in my recall of my first trip to Stewart Island.  The gray clouds have blanketed nearly all of the sky for the past several hours, ever since I entered and began exploring the Fern Gully.  … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Places Remembered: Stewart Island, Part 1b

This is the second in my recall of my first trip to Stewart Island (well, actually the third, since I offered the first two days ago as part of my Serenity Sunday series.  For today’s entries, the sun has risen … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Places Remembered: Stewart Island, Part 1a

Yesterday, for my Serenity Sunday series, I posted a photograph from July 2003 of a few blades of grass with frozen dew that I discovered while on a hike on Stewart Island, which lies some 35 km south of the … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Places Remembered: Ohakune

Many of you will know by now that New Zealand holds a very special place in my heart. Here is a photo that I have been wanting to share for quite some time. I made it in January 2010, while … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Places Remembered: Hickeys Falls

I am a great fan of pretty much anything to do with water—quiescent, flowing, or falling—and it’s been a while since I presented a post with a water feature.  Here is a place that I remember very well.  I was … Continue reading

Posted in Places Remembered | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments