Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sunday 29 September 2013. A Little Rain on the First Fall Colors

The temperature was 59 degrees F this morning at 6:45, and the sky was cloudy, though the texture and shapes of clouds were visible. It had rained early this morning, a very welcome though small rain in a very dry … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25 September 2013. The Time of Bottle Gentians

It was already 3 pm today before I got out on Rhododendron to check on the bottle gentians at Meadowbrook Park. The iphone weather report was “unavailable,” but the weather plainly was gorgeous: I’d say 75-78 degrees F and partly … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 September 2013. Gently Waning Goldenrod

On this beautiful, clear Sunday morning it was 50 degrees F at 6:25, the air mostly calm, and the slightly less than full moon bright and well-defined in the upper southwest quadrant of the cloudless sky. I filled Rhododendron’s tires … Continue reading

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Sunday 15 September 2013. Goldenrod, Bottle Gentians, and the Limits of Nature-Love

At last! Another sunrise ride! It was 52 degrees at 6:15 this morning. The sky seemed clear, but closer inspection revealed thin clouds, and the horizon was streaked with pink, though it shifted and faded rapidly. So off to Meadowbrook … Continue reading

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Sunday 8 September 2013. Of Blue Gentians, Milkweed, and Semi-Unconditional Joy

Been thinking a lot about the concept, (the possibility?) of “unconditional joy.” Not that I feel so very close to it, but I do consider Velo du Jour not totally unrelated to it. The idea is to use the little … Continue reading

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Wednesday 4 September 2013. The Decline of the Cardinal Flowers.

It’s getting to be a while since this ride, so there will be fewer details than there would have been otherwise. It was afternoon, again, and the day was so gorgeous, and I had a little time, so off Rhododendron … Continue reading

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Wednesday 4 September 2013. The Decline of the Cardinal Flowers.

It’s getting to be a while since this ride, so there will be fewer details than there would have been otherwise. It was afternoon, again, and the day was so gorgeous, and I had a little time, so off Rhododendron … Continue reading

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Sunday 1 September 2013. New Goldenrod, Old Lead Plant

This morning at 6:30 it was 70 degrees F under a uniformly overcast sky as I headed out on my road bike Rhododendron. The phone weather said it would clear up soon and gave no indication of rain. Newly completed … Continue reading

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