Category Archives: Portraits

Boxing Day (only a month late)

Kids of all ages love to play in boxes, right? I know that I did when I was one—and I still do, though they are usually quite a bit bigger now than they were then—and I see the same tendency … Continue reading

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Sweet Summer—and a Missed Milestone

As I was posting my shrouded aurora a few days ago, I realized that it was my 701st post, and that I had missed mentioning the #700 milestone when I posted the previous one (back in March—was it really so … Continue reading

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For the Birds–Again

I have written about Muriwai Regional Park several times before, and it holds a very special fascination for me. It contains a magnificent beach on the western shore of the North Island, in the Waitakere Ranges, a little less than … Continue reading

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Waving Hello to Summer

Yesterday was the first day of summer here, and Squiddy and The Elf stopped by to show us one of the local inhabitants that had chosen to help us to greet its arrival. It’s a walking stick, belonging to the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Taking a much-needed break today from all the hectic pre-move preparations. Our little set of tulips that CD received from her mom many years ago is showing off next to the many blossoms of the thriving bugloss, which provided quite … Continue reading

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Busyness and Beauty

Too much going on around here. Getting ready for a major move, taxes, and more. I made some daff shots a while back but haven’t had  time to process them. But when our daphne started to bloom, I just had … Continue reading

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A Trio of Travelers

Being a traveler here myself, I can well appreciate the attraction that this magical land holds for many others, and I’m planning to spend much more time in New Zealand in the future. But it has attracted many other foreign … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thanksgiving

I considered revisiting some of the images I’ve made of the local turkeys that occasionally prowl our neighborhood, but then I had another thought. Back in 2008, during a work trip to Australia, I was exploring a forest path near … Continue reading

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Last Rose

Among CD’s favorite flowers in our garden are the white roses that she planted in August 2012. I have presented several of them before here, but I am quite sure that this is the latest in the season that I … Continue reading

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Dee-dee-dee-lightful

We’re back up at our cabin for another week. One of the first things we did was to refill the bird feeder with sunflower seeds. Within an hour or so they started to come and soon there was a literal … Continue reading

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