Tag Archives: Omaha

Monday Menagerie: Feathery Flashback

As high summer has us in its grip here in the Southern Hemisphere, with near-drought conditions again threatening us with brown grass and the start of cracks in the soil, I’ve gone back in my archives to six years ago, … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (18)

With this new year still in its diapers/nappies, I find myself reflecting back on this date in previous years, and this one, sixteen years ago, came to mind. We were happily ensconced in Omaha, Nebraska, and we had had a … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (17): Nice Ice

As we hunker down between Christmas and the start of the New Year here in New Zealand in the mild clutches of an unseasonably cold spell for this early summer, my thoughts drift back to when this date found us … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, With 2020 Vision

It has surely been quite a remarkable  year and, in spite of a plethora of unexpected challenges along the way, well beyond our control, we still have so much to be thankful for. For the first time in nearly 40 … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (53): Come a Little Bit Closer

Here’s a quick sequel to yesterday’s post with another, more detailed view of this cool little harvestman. In this image you can more clearly see the little turret atop its body that houses its pair of tiny eyes. I often … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (52): Coleus Climber

Our Prime Minister has seen fit to reduce our risk to Level 2½ as of midnight yesterday. This is a great relief for us, as we are planning a family trip to the South Island later this week—but more about … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (13): Trio in the Trumpets

As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, and the prospects of being able to return to Minnesota for the northern hemisphere summer unsure, I find myself basking in some of the summer photos in my archives. This one … Continue reading

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Skeptical Saturday

I started out to develop a new Silly Saturday post and, while I was looking through my archives of photos of our animal companions through the years, I came across this portrait that I made almost exactly 18 years ago … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (8): Leggy Lurker

Just a little over a week ago I found this harvestman (order Opiliones) resting on one of our white cone flowers (Echinacea sp.) and the breeze was kind enough to pause a few times while I focused in. I am … Continue reading

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About Face (5a)

A couple of my blogging friends commented that the faces that I was seeing in our milkweed flowers and that I brought you in my last post were not that easy to pick out, so I went back out this … Continue reading

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