Monthly Archives: July 2014

Monday 28 July 2014. This Summer’s Prairie: Royal Catchfly and Its Fellows

This morning at 5:45 (I think) it was 61 degrees F and mostly clear. Tried yesterday to show the royal catchfly at Meadowbrook Park to a friend, but we decided it was too wet to walk on the (quite) soft … Continue reading

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Saturday 26 July 2014. The Silence of the Corn

It was 68 degrees F and cloudy this morning at 5:40. There were some gaps in the clouds, but overall it was darker than it wold have been at this time if the sky were clear. Stopped at “my” apple … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23 July 2014. Budding Liatris, Blooming Tick Trefoil, Little Baptisia Pods: Work in Progress

This morning at 5:45 it was 73 degrees F with heavy clouds and a gusty, variable breeze. Rode on Rhododendron to Meadowbrook Park for the latest installment of the prairie summer. McCullough Creek was high. Was especially tuned in this … Continue reading

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Saturday 19 July 2014. Back to High Cross Road, at Last!

At 5:45 this morning, it was 55 degrees F and mostly clear. Was excited to at last be heading east and north to High Cross Road, especially to check on what was blooming on the edge of Brownfield Woods. Was … Continue reading

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Friday 18 July 2014. First Liatris, at Sunrise

This morning it was 63 degrees F at 5:10, the sky partly cloudy. It was good to get a reasonably early start, but then it was still too dark to get a shot of McCullough Creek at the rabbit-statue bridge. … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 July 2014. Yellow and Shades of Purple at the Prairie Garden

It was another really short but oh so beautiful (clear, 54 degrees F) morning, so just zipped over to the prairie planting (garden, really) to see how much of what was in bloom. As always, was richly rewarded: Monarda and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15 July 2014. Royal Catchfly! And, of Course, Other Flowers, and a Large Caterpillar

Today all day it was so cool and breezy and comfortable (70 degrees F at 4:15 pm!) it was possible to take a comfortable ride in the late afternoon, which I did. Funny thing about the afternoon, even when the … Continue reading

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Friday 11 July 2014. Rosinweed Flowers on a Perfect Morning.

It was 59 degrees F at 5:18 am, the sky strewn with mostly large pink clouds. Rode to Meadowbrook Park on Vine Street; about half way there smelled skunk rather strongly, but the smell dissipated before I reached the park. … Continue reading

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Wednesday 9 July 2014. Culver Root and Caterpillar

At 5:20 this morning it was 63 degrees F under a pretty much clear sky as I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage for a quick trip to Meadowbrook Park. Almost opted to just stay home and catch up on … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 July 2014. White Prairie Clover

At 5:38 this morning it was 64 degrees F and cloudy, last night’s heavy rain still in evidence. Well, it doesn’t look like there will be a drought this summer; maybe there will be too much rain. Optimal conditions (which … Continue reading

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