Tag Archives: Insects

Serenity Sunday: Solomon’s Seal

One of our favorite plants in the garden is the lovely Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum sp.). CD asked me to make a few portrait shots the other day, and the light and breeze conditions were perfect for it yesterday evening. As … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (6): Friendly Photophile

It is my general policy, when I encounter outdoor critters in the house, to help them back to the natural environment in which they should be more comfortable. Just the day before yesterday I met a tiny mantis in Batty’s … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (5): Cicadian Rhythms

No, that’s not a typo in my title. I’m enjoying having stepped into summer again, here in New Zealand, and one of the essential songs of summer for me is that of the cicada. It has been warm enough that … Continue reading

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A Trio of Travelers

Being a traveler here myself, I can well appreciate the attraction that this magical land holds for many others, and I’m planning to spend much more time in New Zealand in the future. But it has attracted many other foreign … Continue reading

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About Face (4)

This is a category that I haven’t reawakened in some two and a half years, but a close encounter a couple of weeks ago urged me to pick up the thread again. It is dedicated to my imagination, which sometimes … Continue reading

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Green on green (Part 2)

I have revisited the tufts of ornamental grass that grace our garden, this time approaching very slowly and stealthily, and this time, by standing very still and simply looking into their depths, I was able to find no fewer than … Continue reading

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Pearly pretty

I mentioned the other day that, while I was first following the katydid, a little butterfly flew in and, so to speak, wanted to get in the picture. As the katydid took refuge rather deep in a tuft of ornamental … Continue reading

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