Tag Archives: Australia


I think back, now and then, just how lucky I’ve been With the lands I’ve been privileged to know, All the curious faces and magical places I’ve seen, How in many a new land I’ve taken a new hand In … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (31): Frangipani Fantasy

As our New Zealand pandemic risk status steadily diminishes, I’m very eager to offer a few more favorite images from my archive files. One in particular stands out in my mind that I want to be sure to include. Not … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (21): That Creek With the W

Twelve and a half years ago I was in Australia in September I had all weekend to drive from Coffs Harbour on the east coast of New South Wales (roughly halfway between Brisbane and Sydney) to Dubbo, 971 km (583 … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (16): The Mysterious Monk of Granite Island

A little over a year ago CD and I had the chance to spend a couple of weeks in Australia with Batty and her family. We started in Melbourne and did a most memorable road trip along the Great Australian … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (5): Koru too

I posted a photo of what most folks probably know as a fiddlehead (a newly-developing, spiral fern frond) or a koru (in New Zealand) in my Isolation Antidotes post #3 three days ago and have had some very nice comments … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: A Farewell to Film

I have been called to task by several of you followers for posting things under my “Melancholy Monday” tag that were not really melancholy. I believe, however, that this one will fit the description quite well.We are in the final … 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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Abstract: Glenelg Beach

We’ve had a medical emergency this week, which I hope will soon be resolved, but it’s still up in the air at present. As a result, I’ve had practically no time to devote to the bloggers I follow, to like … Continue reading

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500 Ways to Live Your Love

On this milesone of my 500th post with WordPress, I thank all of you who have been following my blogs. I’ve thought about how to celebrate this, and decided to spend most of the day sorting out a dozen of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Fern fronds unfolding

Back in  2008 (actually August eighth, so it was 08/08/08, if you’re into numerology), I found myself in Canberra, Australia, and a friend and I paid a visit to the wonderful Botanical Gardens there. As luck would have it, there … Continue reading

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