Tag Archives: Minnesota

Troubadour

I think back, now and then, just how lucky I’ve been With the lands I’ve been privileged to know, All the curious faces and magical places I’ve seen, How in many a new land I’ve taken a new hand In … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (51): River Run Remembered

As our second lockdown here in Auckland continues (at Level 3 for at least another five days, and very probably longer), we are very grateful to be here where things are much less uncertain than in so many other places … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (50): The Ghost Ship of Grand Marais

In this time of isolation, let me take you back once again, to this date exactly seven years ago. We were spending the summer at our cabin in northern Minnesota as usual, but we made an excursion to another favorite … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (49): Blue Moon of Minnesota

Seven years ago today we had a lovely evening at our cabin for the August full moon which, in addition, was also technically a “blue moon,” although the designation is open to some controversy. It is generally defined as either … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (47): Ominous News, Ominous Views

Our lucky streak of relative C-19 safety came to a sudden stop yesterday, as four new cases were diagnosed in one household in south Auckland, and it’s not (yet) clear where the original source of the infection was. So we’re … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (46): Good Heavens!

Seven years ago today we were at our lake cabin during the Perseid meteor shower and, on that lovely evening, I spent a couple of very meditative hours out on the dock during the night, experimenting with different settings on … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (45): Cheeky Chatterer

One of the main players in our traditional pageant of critters at our north-woods cabin at this time of year is this little frisky, cheeky red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). It’s less than half the size of the gray squirrel, but … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (43): Sweet Summer Sunset

Seven years ago today we were, as usual at this time of year, at our cabin in northern Minnesota. It had been a very lovely day, and our daughter Batty was there for a visit. As the day drew to … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Loony Tunes

Eight years ago today I had set my quietest alarm for 5:30 am, and crept out of bed as silently as possible. I made myself a nice cup of coffee, grabbed a couple of fresh doughnuts, and drove off into … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (40): Dented Dragonhunter

Blogging buddy Mike Powell and I have been talking about how dragonflies are able to cope with apparent physical disabilities. Mike’s recent post about a tattered skimmer (here) featured one with damaged wings. I’ve seen many with similar tears and … Continue reading

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