Tag Archives: Winter

Play Day!

Just in case you hadn’t heard, today is international Play Music on the Porch Day. And we did just that, for a while, and then we all moved out closer to the street to continue. To introduce the family band, … Continue reading

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A Pretty Pair of Poppies

It had been raining lightly for various periods before and during our visit to the Auckland Botanic Gardens, four days ago now and of the overcast skies, of course, provided an ideal softbox effect for the myriad flora that grow … Continue reading

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A New Cardoon Character

It was a beautiful day here yesterday. There was a show of botanical drawings that CD was eager to see, as she’s enjoy8ing taking a class and some of the work of her teacher was included. It’s a drive of … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (44): High Fliers and High Hopes

Eleven years ago on this date I was in Chile on a work assignment and, with a colleague, stopped at a restaurant in the city of Concón in Valparaíso Province. When we had ordered our meals, I wandered to a … Continue reading

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Webnesday (59): Junior Jumper

It has been quite some time—twelve weeks in fact—since my last Webnesday post featuring a new encounter and I, for one, have missed them. I have posted several from my archives during the isolation and now I’m happy to bring … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (42): Fantail Follow-up

Here’s my “promised” second installment on our little friend, the fantail. When I presented the first one about three weeks ago (here), I said I’d try to bring you an image of one with its tail actually fanned, which I … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (41): Chilly Chile

Eleven years ago I had the opportunity to visit Chile. It was mid-winter and accordingly brisk, but in the relatively-sheltered area of the capital city, Santiago, the surrounding elevated terrain provided a basin of relative climate moderation but, unfortunately, also … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: Hedgehog Help

In these times of severe stress and unrest, it’s a pleasure to be able to bring you a true story of spectacular success. Almost exactly two months ago, when I went out to my workroom, aka my bloke shed, I … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (30): Hello, Hannes!

Before I start trying to catch up on your posts, I want to put this out there for you. I’ve been blog-inactive for the better part of a week, and here’s one of the main reasons. We have managed without … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (35): Flirting With a Fantail

Staying in the vein of the home bubble, I was working in the yard on Friday, moving a mass of mulch from its storage place at the edge of our garden to a new patch around some of our small … Continue reading

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