Monthly Archives: May 2014

Friday 30 May 2014. A Little Crawdad in a Puddle in the Path

It was 66 degrees F at 5:11 am–a pretty good start, at last! In the the sky were widespread but thin clouds. Many of the neighborhood peonies were bending low–still in bloom but past their peak. It was another Meadowbrook … Continue reading

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Thursday 29 May 2014. Abundance: Spiderwort and First Penstemon

It was 64 degrees F this morning at 5:25 under cloudy skies, part of which settled low as a thin, diffuse fog. Headed on Rhododendron for another trip to Meadowbrook Park, without the iPhone but with the “dedicated” camera that … Continue reading

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Sunday 25 May 2014. Spiderwort and More!

It was 54 degrees F this morning under mostly cloudy skies. (Have to either get up earlier or quit trying to squeeze in the few yoga poses that still take time, or just resign myself to a later start.) Could … Continue reading

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Saturday 24 May 2014. Some Miles and a Taste of the Woods

This morning at 5:20 it was 54 degrees F, the sky clear but for some scattered wispy clouds. The waning moon was a thin crescent (But can you really call it that when it’s waning? Maybe “decrescent” would be more … Continue reading

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Friday 23 May 2014. Same and Different.

This morning at 5:20 it was 57 degrees F under mostly clear skies. There were some pink streaks and the waning moon was clearly visible, (though perhaps not so clearly in this sketch) even with a small, thin cloud in … Continue reading

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Thursday 22 May 2014. Green and More Green

It was 61 degrees F this morning at 5:25, the sky mostly clear after last night’s thunderstorm and generous rain. Noticed for the first time in all the years I’ve been riding along Race Street what kind of trees there … Continue reading

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Monday 19 May 2014. Close-Up With Deer and Birds

It was 45 degrees F at 5:23 am, the sky cloudy but with gaps and some thin places. The slightly more than half moon was high in the sky and fuzzy. Near the horizon there was color! First noticed pink … Continue reading

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Saturday 17 May 2014. Yankee Ridge Road, Almost to Philo

It was 37 degrees (?!?) at 6 this morning. The sky was clear, but it was another slow-to-start morning and missed the appearance at the horizon of the sun-disc. But thought I did hear a dawn chorus from inside the … Continue reading

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Friday 16 May 2014. Deer and Blackbirds Moving Under the Almost-Full Moon

At 5:20 this morning it was, like yesterday, 46 degrees F. The streets were wet and puddled, but the rain had ended and the clouds broken up enough to show the bright, fairly large, well-defined moon that had been full … Continue reading

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Thursday 15 May 2014. Rain and Green

This morning at 5:30 it was 46 degrees F (May?!?) with a light (welcome!) rain falling, so the sky was an almost uniform light grey, daylight already plentiful, as Rhododendron and I headed south for Meadowbrook Park and another camera-less … Continue reading

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