Category Archives: Serenity Sunday

Serenity Sunday: Wakatipu in Winter

We’ve just returned from a 10-day family excursion to the South Island. This has become a tradition for us, and the main goal—for the younger members of our family—is snow sports. But the weather gods did not grant us their … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: The Foggy, Foggy Dew

On the morning of the third day of my fishing adventure a week ago, I was blessed with this view of the inlet that feeds Lake Otamangakau, as we approached it. I really do love a nice foggy morning, and … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday–and Spontaneous Sunshine

Several of my blogging buddies have been rallying around Liz’s post today (here) featuring lots of her yellow favorites. Others have also chimed in with yellow-related memories, and I mentioned the yellow car that CD and I  had back in … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Happily Hovering

Two of my blogging buddies, Mike and Pete, have just posted images of hoverflies, and I feel inspired to add one of my own. No, I haven’t seen any here in Auckland recently, but this one that I met near … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Finnish Finery

Let’s go back to a fine day in autumn in southern Finland. I was on a work trip but I’d written up my reports on a rainy Saturday and so had this particular Sunday free to explore. I’d stayed the … Continue reading

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Serenity (and sadly, sobering, self-isolating) Sunday

The implementation of cautionary measures is escalating daily here and life, as we’ve known it, is changing rapidly. They have—so far—not been as drastic as in other places in the news, but the status is no longer quo. Internationally-arriving passengers … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Another Autumn

The first of March is the official first day of autumn here in the southern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, the seasonal change falls on the equinox. Be that as it may, I have always had fond feelings for autumn … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Black Swans

I returned a few days ago from a week of fishing for trout in Lake Otamangakau, in the Taupo District of New Zealand’s North Island. It was a success in many ways, and I was delighted to find many beautiful … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Fall Fading

The autumn is fading rapidly. I have had several days of gorgeous weather, but there have been two freezing nights and blustery winds, and today it’s very cold and rainy. All of these have contributed to steady loss of the … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Back again

Hello again! I see that it’s been more than a quarter of a year since my last post, and this is surely my longest hiatus. I’m tempted to apologize, but I’ve really been that busy. We have sold our house … Continue reading

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