Monthly Archives: June 2014

Monday 30 June 2014. Stalking the Royal Catchfly, Finding Deer

It was 73 degrees F and cloudy, very humid and calm this morning at 5:35. Today’s objective was to see whether the Meadowbrook Park population of royal catchfly had started to bloom. Rode to the Race Street pavilion, locked Rhododendron … Continue reading

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Saturday 28 June 2014. Prairie Flowers at Three Non-Meadowbrook Sites

This morning at 5:38 it was 72 degrees and cloudy. The weather ap on the iPhone said it was storming(?) but that it would clear soon. Actually, there were dry patches on the street and sidewalk when I got Rhododendron … Continue reading

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Thursday 26 June 2014. Brevity: Fog, New Flowers, and Spider Webs

It was 66 degrees F at 5:20 this morning, under a good layer of fog. Alas, again, not much time, but it was wonderful to have this dramatic weather filling full the little space there was. Some linden trees still … Continue reading

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Saturday 21 June 2014. A Trip to the Edge of Sidney

Saw pink in the eastern sky at 5 this morning of the longest day of the year, but didn’t get out the door till almost quarter after, oh well. The phone weather ap said it was 64 degrees F, but … Continue reading

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Friday 20 June 2014. Presenting: the 2014 Bloom of the Lead Plant

Already it’s the almost-longest day of the year! It was 72 degrees F and humid. Unfortunately, the sun-disc would not make an appearance; a light rain fell. The phone weather-ap said it was storming and that rain would be 90% … Continue reading

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Wednesday 18 June 2014. Bee on Spiderwort and a Little More

It was 73 degrees F and humid and clear enough to see the about half-moon overhead but with clouds at the horizon. Time was limited once again, but that meant another little glimpse of the floral progression at Meadowbrook Park. … Continue reading

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Sunday 15 June 2014. Transition: More Green Again

This morning at 5:20 it was 55 degrees F, the sky partly cloudy and a southerly breeze blowing. The waning moon was still high but well in the southwest. Felt comfortable enough, though kept thinking about what I might be … Continue reading

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Saturday 14 June 2014. Up and Coming Purple Coneflower and Baptisia and a Flock of Goldfinches on Philo Road

On this slow-starting Saturday morning it was 54 degrees F and clear at 5:45. Did not resist the cabbage roses. Took a while to feel comfortable and present this morning–felt a jealousy or something for past rides and their ease … Continue reading

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Friday 13 June 2014. Full Moon, Flowers, and Birds

61 degrees F at 5:05 am. There was a full moon! It surprised me this morning with its size and brightness between the neighbor’s house and garage as I got Rhododendron out of my garage to head to Meadowbrook Park. … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 June 2014. Fog and Flowers

This morning at 5:15 it was 63 degrees F with fog blowing in from the south, diffuse at first but thickening as Rhododendron and I made our way to Meadowbrook Park. Managed to resist stopping to admire and photograph the … Continue reading

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