Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tuesday 29 April 2014. Windy Ride to Yankee Ridge w/ a Shooting Star Stop

Set out on Rhododendron for parts southeast at 1:30 pm today. The temperature was 61 degrees F and the sky a mixture of clear and cloudy, depending what part of it you saw. It was windy, briskly from the south-southwest, … Continue reading

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Sunday 27 April 2014. A Bit of Struggle to First Street

Heard the first avian announcement, the rousing robin solo (How do they decide which robin gets to do it? Is it the same bird for several days in a row or do they take turns? No, in nature they’re more … Continue reading

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Saturday 19 April 2014. White Flowers in Brownfield Woods

It was 39 degrees F (Brrrrr! Good thing I checked and dressed approriately!) and clear this morning at 6:10. Was glad to catch a view of the sky just before the sun became visible. The dawn (bird) chorus had been … Continue reading

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Saturday 12 April 2014. Here Comes the Spring: First Meadowbrook Flowers!

At 6:15 this morning it was 45 degrees F, the sky with wide cloud masses but with enough of a gap to view the emerging sun-disc. At the rabbit-statue bridge heard and also saw woodpeckers, hammering loudly up above. The … Continue reading

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Wednesday 9 April 2014. First Signs of Shooting Stars

63 degrees F and sunshine at 3 pm. Meadowbrook Park was crowded with people like me, wanting to be in nature in the beautiful (spring, at last!) weather. Being typically an early-morning visitor has spoiled me with expecting calm and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 8 April 2014. The Most Fun Ride in Urbana

Going to have to think hard about this ride from last week… I believe it was chilly, with maybe a north wind. Anyway, the clouds over downtown Urbana were large and billowy. Headed to Crystal Lake Park/Busey Woods for some … Continue reading

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Monday 7 April 2014. Rain Ride

It was 46 degrees F with light rain at 2:15 pm. Donned a blue poncho and headed to Meadowbrook Park. The rain was not heavy enough to seriously impair the ride but did call for a little more attention to … Continue reading

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Friday 4 April 2014. Windy Way to Weaver

It was 39 degrees F, cloudy and windy at 2 pm as Rhododendron and I headed, at last, for Weaver Park. Now that 30 Days of Biking is upon us, I am back to daily rides, more true to the … Continue reading

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