Tag Archives: Flowers

Contemplation

We just returned yesterday from a five-day full-family vacation in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area a little more than three hours’ drive south. Stormy weather was predicted for the whole time, but the weather gods smiled on us … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (23): Here Come the Sun(flowers)!

This past week New Zealand’s Prime Minister reduced our risk status to Level 2, so things are slowly returning more closely to what used to be “normal.” However, we remain very cautious and plan to continue to be, until such … 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 (18): Whitepark Bay

As we continue at Level 3 Lockdown, I’m combining my project of going back through my archives with a request by my long-time photo buddy Vicki to post more from my travels to the northern UK. This is one that … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Happily Hovering

Two of my blogging buddies, Mike and Pete, have just posted images of hoverflies, and I feel inspired to add one of my own. No, I haven’t seen any here in Auckland recently, but this one that I met near … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (13): Trio in the Trumpets

As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, and the prospects of being able to return to Minnesota for the northern hemisphere summer unsure, I find myself basking in some of the summer photos in my archives. This one … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (10): A Glimpse of Glenbarrow

Okay, Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for the 27th of April, 2000. (I know that I have a few followers out there who will appreciate the reference, but it’s not really essential to the post.) I was in the Republic … Continue reading

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Webnesday (56): Crabby Calisthenics

I came across a new spider this past week. We were cleaning weeds out of the garden and tossing the plucked ones into a wheelbarrow. After I’d emptied them into the green bin, I noticed a small, tan spider among … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (7): Ethereal Easter

It’s a very strange Easter, not being able to congregate in the normal way and not even able to share our family bubbles yet. It engenders a strong feeling of melancholy and longing. In keeping with my new category of … Continue reading

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Webnesday (55)

Last Thursday I had another spontaneous volunteer in my saga of spider experiences. Well, actually it volunteered to Squiddy, who was over here for a brief but cautiously-distanced visit with the Elf and the Sprite for a session on the … Continue reading

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