Tag Archives: Flowers

Webnesday (65)

Two days ago I found that an old piece of childrens’ furniture that we keep in the back yard for the grandkids had suffered a fractured leg joint. After I’d taken it into my shed for repair, this large (body … Continue reading

Posted in Webnesday | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Iris Interlude

We are nearly at the end of my recalling our California road trip from six years ago, but not much very exciting or worth reporting happened on this day, when we drove the 506 miles (814 km) from San Francisco … Continue reading

Posted in Portraits | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Family Flashbacks (14): A Bird, A Breach, & A Beach

Continuing my flashback California road trip report, on this date we gladly put the Artichoke Inn in our rear-view mirror, breakfasted again in the Moss Landing Café (no artichokes), and drove to a nearby departure point for Sanctuary Whale Watch … Continue reading

Posted in Family Flashbacks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Family Flashbacks (13): Yes, Sur!

Squiddy had one more day of work at the lab, so we were up early again. This time we went to the Moss Landing Café for breakfast, a funky spot that we immediately liked, full of locals. I had a … Continue reading

Posted in Family Flashbacks | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Family Flashbacks (6): Nevada Notes

We’d planned a drive of 259 miles for this day, which would end near Reno. We had no special landmarks in our sights, but planned to take opportunities as they came, so when we saw signs for the Hickison Petroglyphs … Continue reading

Posted in Family Flashbacks | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

Family Flashbacks (5): Big Sky, Basin, and Beef

Today’s date six years ago found us on the sixth day of our road trip. We logged only 152 miles (245 km) but took our time and savored the wide-open spaces. We left our totally-forgettable (we wish!) lodging in Delta, … Continue reading

Posted in Family Flashbacks | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Bless My Bloomin’ Bugloss

Around a year ago we bought this plant in one of our favorite nurseries here in Auckland; we had some of these in our garden in Nebraska and were very fond of them. Its formal name is Brunnera macrophylla, and … Continue reading

Posted in Portraits | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Fleeting Beauty: The Tiny and the Giant

Squiddy found this tiny nymph yesterday; we thought it was a wētā, but it’s likely to have been a katydid. I coaxed it onto some dandelions and was able to make just this one photo before it jumped away. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Posted in Fleeting Beauty, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Webnesday (63)

Last Saturday I hosted a garden party for the whole family. We brought the tablecloth and napkins back to wash them and set them on the dining room table. On Sunday morning I heard a startled yelp from CD and … Continue reading

Posted in Webnesday | Tagged , , , , | 22 Comments

Webnesday (62)

Early yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, as I went  out to my tool shed in the back garden, I was happy to find one of my favorite spiders on the door, just waiting for me to invite it  to a photo session … Continue reading

Posted in Webnesday | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments