Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sunday 24 April 2016. Fog and Phlox

It was 46 degrees F this morning at 6:15, the sky thinly cloudy and scattered fog spread close to the ground. Had rather a slow start, the sun already risen, though the clouds and fog completely obscured its shape and … Continue reading

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Friday 22 April 2016. The Opening Bloom of the Meadowbrook Shooting Stars

Rode out to Meadowbrook Park on Discovery II at around 5:30 pm. The sky was mostly clear and the temperature was 57 or so. Destination was the center of the Spomer Prairie to greet the shooting star blooms, which after … Continue reading

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Sunday 17 April 2016. East Washington with a Stop at the “Buffalo-Wallow” Pond

It was 52 degrees F this morning at 6:35, sky clear, an east breeze barely blowing. The air was fragrant with viburnum, late daffodils, and most recently that faint, not quite sweet but distinctive scent of the crab apples that … Continue reading

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Saturday 16 April 2016. Those Amazing Hellebores

It was a gorgeous 57 degrees F, the sky most clear this morning (as I recall) at 7:35, as I got on Discovery II for a quick ride to Japan House. This was after an especially satisfying practice to prepare … Continue reading

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Friday 15 April 2016. Crayfish Chimneys and Shooting Stars

At 12:30 pm it was 73 perfect degrees under a clear sky. Rode to Meadowbrook Park to check on the shooting stars, for which I had to cross the little wooden bridge over McCullough Creek and walk Rhododendron into the … Continue reading

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Sunday 10 April 2016. Meadowbrook and a Little Detour South

Left the house a little after 6 this morning, but got delayed searching for the tire pump. Ultimately successful, did fill Rhododendron’s tires and rode into the 37-degree F south wind, under clouds, toward Meadowbrook Park. Almost immediately started dreaming … Continue reading

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Friday 8 April 2016. A Wonderful Nine-Mile Ride to a Conference and Nine Miles Back on a Tailwind

It was around 40 degrees F and cloudy with intermittent light rain and something of a west wind as I headed south to Windsor Road on Race Street. Then headed into the wind on Windsor with the ultimate destination of … Continue reading

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Thursday 7 April 2016. First of the Shooting Stars and Riding Home in a Headwind

It was 45 degrees F at around 4 pm, the sky mostly cloudy. Today wanted to see Meadowbrook Park but also to go a little farther. It’s Day 7 of the 30 Days of Biking, after all. And the latest … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking 2016 Day 4

It was 43 degrees F at 4:34 pm and I was off to Meadowbrook on Rhododendron! This past winter was mild, but I’ve been slow to get out and cycle as much as I’d like; glad for 30 Days of … Continue reading

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Sunday 27 March 2016. Easter at Brownfield Woods.

This morning at 6:40 it was 39 degrees F, the sky spread with thin, gapped clouds. Right away saw golden daffodils–they’re at their max bloom now. Saw the fox across from the Dart plant that I almost always see here … Continue reading

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