Tag Archives: Trees

A Penchant for Pareidolia (6)

As we face a New Year with unforeseen, formidable, and frankly-bizarre challenges, I find myself looking for hope—and distraction—in the world around me. With this thought foremost in mind, we are delighted to be able to go for a casual … 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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Family Flashbacks (9): Giants

This day, six years ago, was the tenth in our Nebraska-to-California-and-back road trip. After a sumptuous breakfast in Arcata, we headed south, first on the four-lane Highway 101 for about ten miles, until we reached the turnoff for far-more scenic, … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (1): Fall Finery

Six years ago today found us in our second day of a long-treasured road trip that took us from our then home in Omaha, Nebraska to the coast of California and back. I am planning to follow my archive of … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (34): A Brace of Beauties: Abutilon

We’re still cautious of leaving our bubbles, so I’ve been joining many of you in foraging close to home for photo fodder. Just outside our kitchen window grows a sparse but persistent abutilon. I have included it in two past … 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 (27): Contemplation Counterpart

I’d like to bring you a second image from the reflecting pool I featured in yesterday’s post. Again, the location was the Japanese Garden of Contemplation, pretty much our favorite of all of the Hamilton Gardens, though there was a … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Illuminated Ivy

Autumn is progressing quite rapidly here in eastern Nebraska. Nearly all the leaves have fallen from our river birches, about half from our glorious sycamores, and the giant oak and maple have started to contribute mightily to the lovely lawn … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: CLV Revisited

My blogging buddy Linda over at Shoreacres commented, just the other day, on my current header photo. It’s a favorite of mine, and one that I made at one of my very favorite places. This particular day in late September … Continue reading

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Tweaking Tuesday: Maymont

In the late autumn of 2013 I went on a delightful road trip from Omaha to North Carolina and southern Virginia with CD and her sister to visit my brother and attend a relative’s wedding. We had great fun and … Continue reading

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