Tag Archives: Flowers

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

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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

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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

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SpringScapes (3)

To continue this new category, allowing for a brief arachnid aside yesterday, here are two more views from my adventure up into the coolth of the high country above Cardrona last week, this time looking the other way and upward … Continue reading

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Webnesday (60)

It felt a bit like spring here this morning, for the first time. At 8 am the sun was shining and the temperature was 17°C (almost 63°F). I noticed a tiny spider in the kitchen that had  very probably only … 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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A Pretty Pair of Poppies

It had been raining lightly for various periods before and during our visit to the Auckland Botanic Gardens, four days ago now and of the overcast skies, of course, provided an ideal softbox effect for the myriad flora that grow … Continue reading

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Webnesday (59): Junior Jumper

It has been quite some time—twelve weeks in fact—since my last Webnesday post featuring a new encounter and I, for one, have missed them. I have posted several from my archives during the isolation and now I’m happy to bring … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (41): Chilly Chile

Eleven years ago I had the opportunity to visit Chile. It was mid-winter and accordingly brisk, but in the relatively-sheltered area of the capital city, Santiago, the surrounding elevated terrain provided a basin of relative climate moderation but, unfortunately, also … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (36): Avast, Admiral!

While going back through my archives for today’s date in past years, I came across this photo that I made only two years ago in northern Minnesota, which somehow never quite made it into a post. It’s a red admiral … Continue reading

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