Monthly Archives: June 2016

Friday 24 June 2016. Taking in the New Summer Flowers

It was 64 degrees F and mostly clear at 5:30 this morning as I headed out on Discovery II. There was time for a quick spin to Meadowbrook Park to see today’s manifestation of the summer prairie bloom before morning … Continue reading

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Monday 20 June 2016. First Morning of Summer, on the Edge of Weaver Park

At 5:35 this morning, this earliest morning, this first morning of summer, it was 72 degrees F and clear except for some thin clouds near where the sun was coming up. Did not quite make it to see the very … Continue reading

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Sunday 19 June 2016. Farther West on Old Church

This morning at 5:35 (missed the 5:23 sunrise, alas) it was 68 degrees and mostly clear as I brought out Rhododendron (after almost leaving on Discovery II, out of daily habit) and headed south and ultimately west. Planned to go … Continue reading

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Saturday 18 June 2016. This Year’s Queen of the Prairie

It was 62 degrees F under thinly cloudy skies this morning at 6:30. This morning’s mission was once again to seek and hopefully find queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra) at Meadowbrook Park. Tried not to chastise myself for doing laundry (it’s insidious!) … Continue reading

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Friday 17 June 2016. Gradual Awakening to the Summer Prairie

This morning at 5:20 it was 63 degrees F under clear skies. Rode south on Race Street toward Meadowbrook Park on Discovery II on a fair amount less than full power. The trouble with being an early riser (and why … Continue reading

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Saturday 11 June 2016. Embracing the Later Morning, with Sweat and Spit

It was 86 degrees F (whew!) under partly cloudy skies at 10:15 am, considerably later than my usual start of morning ride time. But this was the available slot, and I really wanted to see whether there would be queen-of-the-prairie … Continue reading

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Friday 10 June 2016. Flowers, a Force for Good

It was 72 warm degrees at 5:05 this morning and mostly cloudy as I brought out Discovery II for a quick, early ride to Meadowbrook Park. As I rode south with the low light coming up, a word that hovered … Continue reading

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Thursday 9 June 2016. Brief Contact with the Morning

At 6 this morning it was 63 degrees F, with gaps in the mostly cloudy skies. Missed most of the sunrise but wanted something of the morning outside to be present for and to keep. So took a quick southward … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8 June 2016. Home from Crystal Lake Park via the Boneyard Riverwalk

At 6 this morning it was 53 degrees F, the sky clear. Rode to Crystal lake pool and saw a goose family. Apparently their recruitment still is strong, despite last year’s talk of goose management. Before getting to the pool … Continue reading

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Sunday 5 June 2016. To Old Church and Rising Road via the Sunken Pond

It was 63 degrees F at 5:53 this morning as I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage for parts southwest. First stopped for a yellow (and sure looks life pink in the middle) cabbage rose pic. The stalks and pods … Continue reading

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