Tag Archives: Family

Family Friday: Aww, The Sprout and Leo

Some of you may remember the post that I sent out in June, reporting that our Leo had developed one white whisker. Well, time is passing and entropy continues to envelop us all, and he’s no exception. Another whisker, right … Continue reading

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Jubilation!

We have two reasons to be especially jubilant. The first is that our application for NZ permanent resident visas has been approved. This process has taken more than five years and a boatload of paperwork and other associated red tape, … Continue reading

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Troubadour

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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SpringScapes (5)

The C-19 situation is improving enough that Auckland has dropped to Level Two and the rest of the country to Level One. Masks are still strongly advised and many folks are willingly complying with that request when out and about, … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (4-A) / A Liking for Lichens

My blog-buddy Steve S expressed an interest in the lichens visible in my last post, and I promised him I’d post a sequel. I’m a devoted lichen fan, and I love to find them growing on anything they can, especially … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (53): Sneaking into Spring

Spring officially began here in New Zealand on the first day of September, which was three days ago, so I’m a bit slow off the mark, but life gets in the way. As this has been the mildest winter in … Continue reading

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Play Day!

Just in case you hadn’t heard, today is international Play Music on the Porch Day. And we did just that, for a while, and then we all moved out closer to the street to continue. To introduce the family band, … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (51): River Run Remembered

As our second lockdown here in Auckland continues (at Level 3 for at least another five days, and very probably longer), we are very grateful to be here where things are much less uncertain than in so many other places … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (45): Cheeky Chatterer

One of the main players in our traditional pageant of critters at our north-woods cabin at this time of year is this little frisky, cheeky red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). It’s less than half the size of the gray squirrel, but … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (43): Sweet Summer Sunset

Seven years ago today we were, as usual at this time of year, at our cabin in northern Minnesota. It had been a very lovely day, and our daughter Batty was there for a visit. As the day drew to … Continue reading

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