Tag Archives: Ice

Fleeting Beauty: Whit(ish) Christmas

Our Christmas wasn’t quite as white as we had hoped, but there was a nice frost (see my previous post), and it was cold enough that there were frozen puddles. As we returned from a walk along our nearby Papio … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Wishes: Happy Returns

We are happy indeed this holiday season—among other things, especially for the return of Squiddy and her family from New Zealand to be with us here in the northern-hemisphere winter for a few weeks.  (This has contributed greatly to my … Continue reading

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Happy 2016!

A time for review, reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal.  Happy New Year!

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Fleeting beauty: Festive frost flowers

Following yesterday’s diversion to warm memories, it’s time to return to the realities of the here-and-now.  The temperature has dropped precipitously on this day before New Year’s eve, and it’s supposed to stay around 0°F (-18°C) overnight and into tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Great Basin

Continuing our westward journey last month, as we entered Nevada we made an eagerly-anticipated stop at Great Basin National Park. The basin stretches from California’s Sierra Nevada to Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Very few of its streams and rivers find any … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Flash-frozen

I have been known, on several occasions, to post mid- and late-winter flashbacks of warmer times to try to dispel the bleak doldrums of seasons of extended cold. While I am in no way eager to time-warp ahead past what’s … Continue reading

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Milestone 4C

On this occasion of my 400th post, I wanted to present something really special, and I’ve been considering a sunrise to herald the dawn of next hundred, climbing toward the half-thousand mark, on the one hand, and a sunset to … Continue reading

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A Solstice Carol

The Winter Stars, a Solstice Carol (c) 2000 by Gary D. Bolstad / KrikitMusic.  Please click on an individual photo for a higher-resolution image.  Happy solstice to all!  

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At last!

Yesterday brought us not only our first significant snowfall of the season, but the first since last February.  A gentle but steady rain started in the early afternoon and gradually changed to snow, the first recognizable flakes appearing around 2:30 … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Stewart Island Dew

In early July 2003, I made my first trip to New Zealand in wintertime.  I had work scheduled during the latter part of one week and the earlier part of the next in and around Invercargill, near the southern tip … Continue reading

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