Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thursday 24 September 2015. Apples, Mushrooms, Flowers (Especially Gentians)

It was 55 degrees F at 6:35 this morning as I headed out on Rhododendron for Meadowbrook Park, hoping to see bottle gentians (Gentiana andrewsii), which seem to be blooming early this year.  Stopped for the white iris,    the … Continue reading

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Sunday 20 September 2015. A Few Sunny Miles Up North Lincoln 

7:05 a.m. it was already before I made it out the door to get on Rhododendron and ride in the 52 degrees F and clear sky.   Near the mystery (to me) pit was a small group of (oak, I believe) … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 September 2015. Through Goldenrod to Yankee Ridge

It was 57 degrees F this morning at 6:22 as I headed south on Rhododendron.  Dreamed of a long ride but was ready to settle for a shorter one. It’s goldenrod season, and knew it would greet me no matter … Continue reading

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Saturday 12 September 2015. Gentians and Other Joys of Late Summer

Started the day wanting to accomplish too many things by 9 am: prepare my afternoon yoga class, have a long bike ride, check the bloom at Meadowbrook, and post on this blog. “Impossible!” you say? Perhaps. But I entered all … Continue reading

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Sunday 13 September 2015. Great Blue Herons and Great Blue Lobelia 

Departed this morning at 6:35, when the sky was clear and the temperature was 45 degrees F. Believe it was the coldest morning so far this waning summer, and took care to dress appropriately: long pants, closed shoes, light long-sleeved … Continue reading

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Thursday 3 September 2015. Catching up with Late Summer Meadowbrook 

This morning at about 6:30 it was 68 (or maybe 70) degrees F and mostly clear, though with patches of thin fog in some open areas. Noticed that the bright waning moon was at just about half and pretty close … Continue reading

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Tuesday 25 August 2015. South to the End of Race Street, with a Meadowbrook Stop

At 6:15 this morning it was 52 degrees F and the sky clear.  Took Discovery II today because, though a road bike allows the best position for getting power from the legs as well as for an aerodynamic shape, I … Continue reading

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Sunday 23 August 2015. High Cross Road, Ten Miles Out. 

It was 64 degrees F at about 6:00 am, the sky party cloudy.  Chose this morning’s route (the choices abound!) to be able to see the royal catchfly I glimpsed yesterday while driving east on Main Street.  So rode Rhododendron … Continue reading

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Saturday 22 August 2015. A Shorter Trip, with Cream Gentians and Bush Clover. 

This morning at 6:15 it was 57 degrees F under a clear sky. It was at least mostly clear, as I recalled; the trip started off with some distractions. Had planned first to head in the opposite direction (to drop … Continue reading

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