Tag Archives: Fishing

Isolation Antidotes (47): Ominous News, Ominous Views

Our lucky streak of relative C-19 safety came to a sudden stop yesterday, as four new cases were diagnosed in one household in south Auckland, and it’s not (yet) clear where the original source of the infection was. So we’re … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Loony Tunes

Eight years ago today I had set my quietest alarm for 5:30 am, and crept out of bed as silently as possible. I made myself a nice cup of coffee, grabbed a couple of fresh doughnuts, and drove off into … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (32): Remembered Reptilian Repose

Thanks to the pandemic precautions, we find ourselves still here in New Zealand. We do love it here, as it is our main home now, but this is the first time in our lives together that we have not been … Continue reading

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Webnesday (58): Dark Delight

I have no newly-seen spiders to report; however, my ramble through the archives has brought another to light which I’m pretty sure I’ve never presented here, although it was certainly one of the most memorable in all my years of … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (14): It’s a New Day!

Everything seems to back to normal again, to my great relief, and I have been scurrying this morning to find an image that would, um, reflect my elation. After a very quick search of archived images I’ve tagged for re-visiting … Continue reading

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Serenity (and sadly, sobering, self-isolating) Sunday

The implementation of cautionary measures is escalating daily here and life, as we’ve known it, is changing rapidly. They have—so far—not been as drastic as in other places in the news, but the status is no longer quo. Internationally-arriving passengers … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Black Swans

I returned a few days ago from a week of fishing for trout in Lake Otamangakau, in the Taupo District of New Zealand’s North Island. It was a success in many ways, and I was delighted to find many beautiful … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: First forest foray

We drove north last week to check on the cabin to see how it had fared through the winter, and I’m happy to be able to provide a good report—no trees fell on it and no critters made their way … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Mickeys Creek

The linguistic pedants among you will wonder about the lack of an apostrophe, and so do I. Be that as it may, I don’t know if there were two or more Mickeys who lived in the area (in which case … Continue reading

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Nebulous Noteables: Ominous overcast

I’ve been having a great deal of fun sorting through some of my film work, and I ran across this one recently. I remember it as if it were yesterday, in large part because I took the time to make … Continue reading

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