Category Archives: Travels

Keys to secret treasures (Part 4)

My son-in-law, whom I will call Gander, had two main purposes in his Florida adventure, in which he graciously invited me to participate.   The first was, as I have intimated, to feed his boundless passion for snorkeling.  In this he … Continue reading

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A Waitak wander (Part 3)

Before I offer some new images, I’d like to try to rectify what seems to be a problem with my first post in this series.  Two of my faithful followers have commented that they were unable to view a larger, … Continue reading

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A Waitak wander (Part 2)

Following up with my last post (here) and continuing with my recent bush walk in the Waitakere Ranges, I’d like to bring you a few more of my impressions.  This area lies a little less than a very pleasant hour’s … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Meiji miss

On a warm day in November 1993, during a work trip to Tokyo, I took a bus to the Meiji shrine and strolled happily through the grounds for several hours.  My visit luckily coincided with a special day dedicated to … Continue reading

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Point & Shoot (1)

And now for something way different.  My blogging friend Mike Powell just published a post this morning about photographing interesting people without going through the usual procedure of lifting the camera to your eye and, to any onlooker, obviously shooting … Continue reading

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Big Bog slog blog (no dog)

While we were up at the cabin in Minnesota recently, we decided to revisit a place we’d been to once before. It’s the Big Bog State Recreation Area, with its headquarters near Upper Red Lake. It’s been five years since … Continue reading

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There goes the sun! (Part 2)

Following up on yesterday’s featuring of the Baudette sunflowers, I’d like to bring you with me deeper into the field and closer to these magnificent beauties.  I was very fortunate that the clouds lined up above the western horizon were … Continue reading

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Rainy refractions

I’ve returned safely from the New Zealand winter and am back in the Nebraska summer. It’s quite a change, as I knew it would be. Usually my travels there have been the reverse, to escape the Nebraska winter. It was … Continue reading

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Eskdale excursion

I am happy to report that the cold spell has passed and more typical winter Auckland weather is back–which means dark skies and chilly rain with blustery winds.  But there have been a couple of (at least) partial days of … Continue reading

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A walk in the Waitaks

Well, I’ve been back in New Zealand for almost two weeks, and it’s way past time that I send a report. Most of my time has been taken up with family matters, especially handyman stuff for our daughters, but we … Continue reading

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