Monthly Archives: October 2015

Saturday 17 October 2015. The Gentians Persist!

It was 34 degrees F at 7:10 this morning as the sun came up in a clear sky, with a little northerly wind to accentuate the coldest morning of the season so far. Brrrr! Mittens today for sure! Made use … Continue reading

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Sunday 11 October 2015. The Prairie Flowers Fade

It was 46, or so, degrees F at 7 this morning as the sun came up in a partly cloudy sky. Destination on Rhododendron was very specifically to see whether there were any bottle gentians in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 7 October 2015. The Latest from Mushroom Land

It was 50 degrees F and thinly cloudy this morning at 7:30 when I squeezed in a little ride on Discovery II to check on the amazing Amanita muscaria mushrooms.  And on the way looked at the fall-blooming white iris   … Continue reading

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Sunday 4 October 2015. Early Fall to the East and North, with Sounds of Dogs and Guns

This morning at 6:50 it was 50 degrees F under cloudy skies.  Really wanted to ride, even with the limited time the flowers would be out. So headed east on Main Street toward High Cross Road, with the idea of … Continue reading

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Saturday 3 October 2015. Early Fall at Japan House Pond. And Mushrooms 

This morning at 6:35 a.m. it was 50 degrees F under cloudy skies. Was feeling the brevity of the growing season and wanted to see flowers while they still were out.  Also really wanted to see the mushroom surge. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Thursday 1 October 2015. The Time of Many Mushrooms and Gentians

It was 48 degrees F under partly cloudy skies at 6:35 this morning. The daylight is getting shorter and rides are squeezed in more tightly, alas. But such is the cycle of the year.  Funny that even after so many … Continue reading

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Saturday 26 September 2015. Early Fall on North Lincoln 

At 6:45 this morning, about the exact official time of sunrise, it was 59 degrees F with thin wisps of clouds spanning the sky. Got on Rhododendron knowing again that there wasn’t much time and headed north for another ride … Continue reading

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