Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sunday 31 May 2015. More Weather than Expected

At 5:45 this morning it was 50 degrees and uniformly cloudy. The iphone weather ap said there would be clouds but not rain for the rest of today, and I believed it. Chose Rhododendron (with its new, fully inflated inner … Continue reading

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Saturday 30 May 2015. A Little Rain on Prairie Flowers

This morning at 5:45 it was 68 degrees F and raining lightly. Didn’t want to range too far out in case the weather got worse, so donned my new raincoat and headed on Discovery II to the prairie planting on … Continue reading

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Friday 29 May 2015. The First Prairie Bloom Crescendo

At 5:15 this morning it was 70 degrees F, the sky partly cloudy. With the summer solstice approaching, want to be out in the bonus light to see how the symphony of bloom on the prairie moves through the season. … Continue reading

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Thursday 28 May 2015. First Penstemon, and Small Critters at the Creek

This morning at 9:00 it was an optimal 68 degrees F under mostly sunny skies. Had a gap in my schedule and so used the time to ride on Discovery II to Meadowbrook Park. Wanted to see the first Penstemon … Continue reading

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Sunday 24 May 2015. Canine Encounters in the Way to Homer Lake.

At 5:20 this morning it was 63 (though felt warmer) degrees F and cloudy. The phone weather ap promised no rain till 1 pm so was fearless about that, anyway. Today’s destination on Discovery II (had not yet repaired the … Continue reading

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Saturday 23 May 2015. Inter-Urban: Urbana toTolono

It was 57 degrees F at 5:15 this morning, the cloudy sky slightly delaying the first morning light. Decided, after going back and forth about it, to take Rhododendron for this morning’s trip to Tolono, about 10 miles away from … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 May 2015. Pushing the Limits of Comfort to Greet the Spiderwort

At 6:30 this morning it was 45 degrees under cloudy skies. Don’t know if it was the virus I’ve been fighting, but even with a fleece jacket felt quite chilly. Was glad to have sleeves long enough cover my hands, … Continue reading

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Sunday 17 May 2015. North High Cross in Rain: Are We Having Fun Yet?

It was 66 degrees F at 5:50 am, the sky overcast and the air humid as I headed on Discovery II toward High Cross Road via Main Street. Noticed at Main just east of Vine that though “business green” was … Continue reading

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Saturday 16 May 2015. First Spiderwort; Almost to Philo

At 5:52 this morning it was 66 degrees F, the sky almost uniformly cloudy. But so far no rain. Heading south on Race Street on Discovery II, toward Meadowbrook Park, could smell a whiff of sweet woodruff. More subtle than … Continue reading

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Tuesday 12 May 2015. Shooting Stars, other flowers, and a Visit with Deer

At 1:45 this afternoon it was 63 degrees F and partly cloudy, the clouds big and fluffy. Made a very express trip to Meadowbrook Park to see what the shooting stars might be doing. On my way to the interior … Continue reading

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