Tag Archives: Spring

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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SpringScapes (2)

Here is my second offering from my adventure in the central Otago high country, five days ago. As I drove slowly back down from the snowline, I had time to savor the perspectives that each turn provided. This is the … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (1)

I’m back at home again after a family trip of almost a week. We flew to Dunedin and drove inland a bit more than 270 km to Wanaka (accent on the first syllable). Squiddy and Batty and their families had … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (53): Sneaking into Spring

Spring officially began here in New Zealand on the first day of September, which was three days ago, so I’m a bit slow off the mark, but life gets in the way. As this has been the mildest winter in … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (29): As the Risk Falls

Our Prime Minister has judged that, after nearly three weeks with no new cases of the dreaded virus, she was able to reduce our risk factor to Level 1 as of midnight last night. Seniors are, however, still strongly advised … 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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