Tag Archives: Winter

Monday Menagerie: Feathery Flashback

As high summer has us in its grip here in the Southern Hemisphere, with near-drought conditions again threatening us with brown grass and the start of cracks in the soil, I’ve gone back in my archives to six years ago, … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (18)

With this new year still in its diapers/nappies, I find myself reflecting back on this date in previous years, and this one, sixteen years ago, came to mind. We were happily ensconced in Omaha, Nebraska, and we had had a … 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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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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