Tag Archives: Spring

Webnesday (64)

As the days grow longer, the  weather warms and the flora flourish, I’m seeing a very rewarding increase in the fauna in our garden as well. One very welcome guest that I met last week is a variety of little … Continue reading

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Fleeting Beauty: The Tiny and the Giant

Squiddy found this tiny nymph yesterday; we thought it was a wētā, but it’s likely to have been a katydid. I coaxed it onto some dandelions and was able to make just this one photo before it jumped away. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Webnesday (63)

Last Saturday I hosted a garden party for the whole family. We brought the tablecloth and napkins back to wash them and set them on the dining room table. On Sunday morning I heard a startled yelp from CD and … Continue reading

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Webnesday (62)

Early yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, as I went  out to my tool shed in the back garden, I was happy to find one of my favorite spiders on the door, just waiting for me to invite it  to a photo session … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (6)

One of the highlights of our family trip to the South Island earlier this month was a visit to the windswept Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve at the end of the Otago Peninsula, overlooking the mouth of the Otago Harbour, in … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (5)

The C-19 situation is improving enough that Auckland has dropped to Level Two and the rest of the country to Level One. Masks are still strongly advised and many folks are willingly complying with that request when out and about, … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (4-A) / A Liking for Lichens

My blog-buddy Steve S expressed an interest in the lichens visible in my last post, and I promised him I’d post a sequel. I’m a devoted lichen fan, and I love to find them growing on anything they can, especially … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (4)

During our drive from Dunedin to Wanaka two weeks ago, as we were approaching  Alexandra, we made a detour up a dirt-and-gravel road to a site that The Pebbler had visited with his dad as a child and wanted to … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (3)

To continue this new category, allowing for a brief arachnid aside yesterday, here are two more views from my adventure up into the coolth of the high country above Cardrona last week, this time looking the other way and upward … Continue reading

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Webnesday (60)

It felt a bit like spring here this morning, for the first time. At 8 am the sun was shining and the temperature was 17°C (almost 63°F). I noticed a tiny spider in the kitchen that had  very probably only … Continue reading

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