Tag Archives: Autumn

Portraits: A Perfect Pair

I was browsing through my file of favorite critter photos earlier today and came across this image that I made back in March 2018, at the annual livestock show that is held on the showgrounds in the little community of … Continue reading

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A Grand Day Out

During our first escape from the city, about which I wrote a couple of posts ago, while we were in the Hamilton Gardens, we corralled the four grands together for a group shot. CD and I, and all their parents, … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (30): From the Forest, Frondly

One of the highlights of our recent family trip to Rotorua—our first excursion out of town since the pandemic started—was a visit to a forest of California redwoods on its outskirts, the first of which were planted some 117 years … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (30): Back to Berlin

Here’s another one from the archives, back when I was studying veterinary medicine in West Berlin. One of my favorite places to go to get away from the pressures of university responsibilities was one of Berlin’s many natural parks, the … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (28): Finland Flashback

During my nineteen years of job-related travel around the world, one of the countries that I most enjoyed was Finland, probably because it reminded me so much of Minnesota. In fact, and very logically, there are many Finns who have … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (22): Stepping High

I have written before of my photographic angel Frances, who provides me with unforeseen opportunities and leads me to unexpected discoveries. She was working overtime on a particular day in November 1993 while I was on a work trip to … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (20): Back To the Pointe

This past week I put out a post (here) from northern Ireland which featured, in part, the wildflowers known as sea thrift (Armeria maritima). Today’s is a sort of sequel, in that the same variety of flowers are here again, … 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 (15): Bringing Back the Bard

As our warm weather fades and autumn waxes ever cooler and the days shorten, and as the hitherto-unprecedented social restrictions that we have all had to endure gradually begin to loosen, so that hugs may now be permitted with children … Continue reading

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Webnesday (57): House Hopper Helper

Last week I needed to mow the lawn again, so I took the mower out of my shed and, as I was pushing it out to my traditional starting spot, noticed this little fellow hitching a ride, apparently willing to … Continue reading

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