Tag Archives: New Zealand

Marvelous Muriwai

Batty had a college roommate, a very good friend, visiting from the US for a few weeks, and one of the places she wanted to share with her was my favorite beach in the area, near the community of Muriwai … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Places Remembered, Travels | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Menagerie Monday (9)

There is a fig tree in our garden, and the figs are ripening. They are not among our personal favorite fruits, but we have tried a few, and they are better than I remember from times past (especially in the … Continue reading

Posted in Menagerie Monday | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Silly Saturday: Shortcut

There’s a shortcut, they said. Just take our word for it, they said. You’ll be fine, they said.

Posted in Silly Saturday | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Amazing Auckland Anniversary

January 27—the day before yesterday—was Auckland Anniversary day, and part of the city’s celebration was a fantastic light show with accompanying music produced by solar lights on the huge Harbour Bridge, powered by some 400 “fridge-sized” Tesla batteries and designed … Continue reading

Posted in Fleeting Beauty | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Webnesday (46)

Does it have to be a Wednesday to present a new post with a Webnesday theme? Of course not! But, for the record, my encounter with the subject of this one did happen yesterday—which was a Thursday, but early enough … Continue reading

Posted in Webnesday | Tagged , , , , , | 20 Comments

Webnesday (45)

It’s been a very good early-summer season for new jumping spiders. I’ve been keeping a watch on the local wee folk as time has allowed, along with continuing household projects and preparations for a summer Christmas. One of them attracted … Continue reading

Posted in Webnesday | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Waving Hello to Summer

Yesterday was the first day of summer here, and Squiddy and The Elf stopped by to show us one of the local inhabitants that had chosen to help us to greet its arrival. It’s a walking stick, belonging to the … Continue reading

Posted in Portraits | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments