Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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Lauderdale coastal walk

I have been trying to be more active lately in preparation for a big adventure at the end of the year, and so I have been seeking walks and hills. This afternoon I tried out a new track, the part of the Tangara Trail that runs from Roches Beach at Lauderdale towards Seven Mile Beach. The […]

Moods of the Mountain #82

At the end of a glorious spring day I am reminded of why I love living where I live.

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Midlands 2016-#21NS

I have a very miscellaneous collection of photos from this trip, none of them entirely what I was planning.

On my way northward yesterday there were some interesting late afternoon sunlight effects, as the sun snuck through gaps in the extensive clouds. There were some great sights, but most of them were so transient I didn’t even […]

Disappearing Tarn and somewhere else

On the southern slopes of Mt Wellington, about 4km from The Springs, there is one of the mountain’s more famous features: the aptly named Disappearing Tarn. It lies — when it is there at all — in a curious depression in one of the bigger “potato fields”: a large area of tumbled dolerite rocks and boulders […]

12 of 12, October 2016

Although I had several reminders that it was “12 of 12” today, opportunities were limited and then I nearly ended up forgetting entirely. However, I decided I needed a 15 minute walk on my way to Scouts, and suddenly remembered that I needed my photos, although I only had my iPhone as my weapon of choice.

However, […]

Moods of the Mountain #81

No wonder it was cold last night and this morning: the recent wild weather had brought snow, but also a lovely crisp morning after.

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Midlands 2016-#20NS

This week’s evening trip northwards was characterized by rather foul weather. When I stopped to take the first photo it took considerable effort to even open the car door, such was the strength of the wind, and further north there was horizontal rain just to add to the fun. If you look closely at the tree […]

Moods of the Mountain #80

This half of the year is proving busy but not especially bloggable. This explains why the posts are mostly scenery in the midlands and moody mountains, and nothing much in between. I’m grateful for a mountain to look at to distract me from all the busy. These two shots provide a hint that the rain that […]