Tag Archives: Spring

Webnesday (69)

Just a few days ago I was cleaning out weeds from the back-yard garden, and as I was putting the culled Kikuyu grass into the green bin, this little Bronze Aussie Jumper (Helpis minitabunda) appeared and offered an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Sweet Spring

This day marks the beginning of spring here in the southern hemisphere, and I greet it with mixed feelings. We have spent another entire winter here in New Zealand, again having been unable to return to our traditional northern Minnesota … Continue reading

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Places Remembered: Desert Drama

Amid many pressing distractions, I’ve managed a quick look at my archives for this date in history and found this image that I made 15 years ago from my window seat during a flight from Mexico City to Phoenix, Arizona. … Continue reading

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Bless My Bloomin’ Bugloss

Around a year ago we bought this plant in one of our favorite nurseries here in Auckland; we had some of these in our garden in Nebraska and were very fond of them. Its formal name is Brunnera macrophylla, and … Continue reading

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Retraction of the Native

I’m sorry to have to report that I was mistaken regarding the (dare I say it?) nativity of the little mantis nymph in my post two days ago; I didn’t do enough homework. I’m a member of a New Zealand … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: Return of the Native (almost)

Early last week CD was sitting in her favorite spot on our screen porch when she noticed a small movement near her shoulder. She called me to have a look and I saw that our visitor was a very tiny … Continue reading

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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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