Tag Archives: Minnesota

Isolation Antidotes (39): Fun In the Sun

Exactly two years ago today we were enjoying a typical summer at our cabin in northern Minnesota, and the water in the lake was wonderful. Squiddy and The Elf were visiting, and their joy was a thing to remember. A … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (37): Too Much Independence?

Here we are, on the 4th of July, the US Independence Day, and for the first time in many years, we are not at our cabin in the north woods to celebrate it. But we are well and safe and … 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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Webnesday (59): Lady in Red

I haven’t had the chance for any photo ops with local spiders recently, but just a few days ago my photo buddy Steve in New England did a post (here) on an Arabesque Orbweaver (Neoscona arabesca) that he’d just seen … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (33): Summer Solstice, Swimmingly

As the days hurry on and we greet the winter solstice here in New Zealand, I’m dreaming of past summer solstice days in Minnesota. Here’s one from exactly two years ago, featuring a mother goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) and four of … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (32): Remembered Reptilian Repose

Thanks to the pandemic precautions, we find ourselves still here in New Zealand. We do love it here, as it is our main home now, but this is the first time in our lives together that we have not been … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (26): Pretty Pair of Pileated Partners

Back in 2014 we spent the Memorial Day weekend at the cabin and in spite of the best weather we could remember for this occasion in past May visits, we spent the vast majority of it dealing with a severe … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (24): A Liking for Lichens—Misty May Morning

I haven’t featured lichens in a post in more than three and a half years, but I’ve been discussing lichens recently with blogging buddy Steve Schwartzman and I figure it’s about time to revisit this category with another one from … 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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Webnesday (58): Dark Delight

I have no newly-seen spiders to report; however, my ramble through the archives has brought another to light which I’m pretty sure I’ve never presented here, although it was certainly one of the most memorable in all my years of … Continue reading

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