Monthly Archives: August 2014

Tuesday 26 August 2014. Mysterious Lives of Plants and Fungi

This morning at 6:10 it was 66 degrees F and the sky mostly clear. Planned just to ride, but once I was out, of course wanted to record a few observations…. Wondered if there might be mushrooms in the mulch … Continue reading

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Sunday 24 August 2014. Prairie Pond to the Southwest

It was 72 degrees and mostly clear this morning as Rhododendron the road bike and I headed south with the aim of turning west and going at least as far as the hidden prairie pond near the corner of Prospect … Continue reading

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Saturday 23 August 2014. Treasures in the August Fog

This morning at 6:20 there was fog all around and already 73 degrees F. Finally the summer seems to have arrived, as if brought by the returning U of I students. Since my arrival in Urbana as an undergraduate 40 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 20 August 2014. A Few Clouds of Fog and Prevailing Cream Gentians

It was 66 degrees F and mostly clear as I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage for a trip to Meadowbrook Park. It was a pretty usual trip until I got close to Windsor Road, where there was a rather … Continue reading

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Friday 15 August 2014. Missed the Red Flowers but Not the Yellows And Purples Nor the Monarchs

It was 57 degrees F, I think, this morning at 5:30 am, under a mostly clear sky, as I set out for a quick ride to Meadowbrook Park Rhododendron, my road bike. Thought about just parking at one end of … Continue reading

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Thursday 14 August 2014. Almost to Thomasboro

Pulled Rhododendron out of the garage at 6:15 this morning, and it was plenty clear and light. The phone ap reported a temperature of 63 degrees F, but it felt warmer to me. Was glad to be comfortable in my … Continue reading

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Sunday 10 August 2014. Surprises to the South

This morning at 5:45 AM it was 68 degrees and cloudy, and according to the phone weather ap, there was a good chance it would be storming before I got back from my ride. Did prepare to the extent of … Continue reading

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Saturday 9 August 2014. White (and Other) Prairie Flowers in the INHS Garden

At 6:30 this morning it was 66 degrees F and mostly cloudy. Had an early errand to do, so had time for only a brief ride. And thought of just the destination; a little prairie planting I’d seen passing in … Continue reading

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Thursday 7 August 2014. Red Flowers, Gentians, and Tick Trefoil

Did not check the temp before heading out to Meadowbrook Park around noon, with my old friend Marilyn who was visiting from California, but it was comfortably cool and cloudy, even with an occasional light sprinkle of rain. Our first … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6 August 2014. Compass Plant, Prairie Clover, Big Bluestem at the Top of the Hill

This morning at 5:35 it was 66 degrees F and cloudy. It wa good to be back home safely after our family trip to Texas, good to so easily hop on Rhododendron and head to the pool without making any … Continue reading

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