Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tuesday 29 October 2013. Micro-Velo: Autumn Leaves on Cedar Street

Was on a very short, utilitarian ride, with no temperature measurement nor sky description this morning and felt frustrated that I wasn’t out enjoying the fall colors (which have turned out to be stunning and prolonged–so much for the idea … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23 October 2013. Turning Leaves and Waning Gentians

45 degrees F at 1:45 pm. The sky was mostly cloudy. Destination was Meadowbrook Park, to see whether any bottle gentian flowers still could be found. Had missed my usual Sunday ride because I was out of town, having just … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 October 2013, Continued. Just Gentians

Since the previous post was getting long with bottle gentian pictures and since I really wanted to show the eye-feast in some detail, here is a post dedicated to them. Can you spot the bottle gentians? A “bouquet” of gentian … Continue reading

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Sunday 13 October 2013. A Wider View of Fall on the Way to First Street

Decided ahead of time to steel my will and bypass Meadowbrook Park this morning, as had made plans with a friend to visit the bottle gentians tomorrow and thus get my fix of them. Headed south (with the plan of … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 October 2013. Old Flowers Against the Sky

Didn’t plan on a trip today, but needed an accessory for the homecoming dance (for my son, that is) and was trying to decide between taking the car to Target or biking on Rhododendron to Meijer. Don’t remember the temperature, … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 October 2013. Discovering an Eye-Feast of Bottle Gentians

Have been fighting a cold the past few days; even didn’t venture out yesterday afternoon, in spite of the absolutely gorgeous, perfect weather. Was not planning to go out for an actual ride this morning, but right out of the … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 October 2013. The Prairie’s (Finally with Rain) 2013 Swan Song

It finally started to get light about 6:30 this morning, and yesterday’s wonderful inch or more of rain was just ending. Still was mostly cloudy, 55 degrees F. Rode Blue today because I think it was the better choice to … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2 October 2013. A Quick Early Autumn Visit to Weaver Park

At a little after 8 this morning it was 70 degrees, with a bit of fog. Had to do a little errand at the local Walmart and figured I could squeeze in a quick stop to Weaver Park, which I’d … Continue reading

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