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Contemplation

We just returned yesterday from a five-day full-family vacation in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area a little more than three hours’ drive south. Stormy weather was predicted for the whole time, but the weather gods smiled on us … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (9): Reflections Remembered

And now for something completely different: I was fortunate to make my first journey to Hong Kong in November 1993. Standing at the edge of the big harbor, looking across the dark water at an outrageously-lit restaurant in the mid-distance, … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (3)

Summer ferns, hiking along the Golden Bay Walk on Stewart Island, off the southern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, in November 2005. I was going to try to post something funny for April Fool’s day, but not … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (1): Glorious grasses

With all the unprecedented travel restrictions in place and forbidden contact with loved ones, though they are well within physical reach, I find myself delving back through archived photos that I’ve not yet shared with you, and I am using … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Canterbury Moon at Dusk

My life twenty-four years ago today found me on one of my first journeys to New Zealand. I had finished conducting the day’s business in the vicinity of Greymouth, on the northwest coast of the South Island, and I was … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Hydrangea Harmony

Managing to take a few more minutes out from much higher priorities, I stopped to admire the harmonic symmetry in the new growth of our oak-leaf hydrangea yesterday.    

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Melancholy Monday: Rings within rings

It’s funny what turns up from a long ago day:Many a memory long locked away

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Fleeting Beauty: Going to Seed

Many folks keep a watchful and appreciative eye on the wonderful flowers that appear each spring here in the northern hemisphere, but one of my perpetual favorites is one that often seems overlooked and neglected—the little dandelion. One of my … Continue reading

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Fleeting Beauty: Whit(ish) Christmas

Our Christmas wasn’t quite as white as we had hoped, but there was a nice frost (see my previous post), and it was cold enough that there were frozen puddles. As we returned from a walk along our nearby Papio … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Frosty Florist

Student days in Germany, late December 1970. A friend and fellow student in Berlin invited me to spend the Christmas holidays with his family in the town of Gifhorn, in the southeastern part of Lower Saxony, about 10 miles northwest … Continue reading

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