Monthly Archives: July 2016

Saturday 23 July 2016. Pink-Purple, Yellow, and a Bit of White in the Little Prairie

It was 72 degrees F at 7:02 am, with the unimpeded sun rays already starting to blaze. Time was short. Pined for the royal catchfly at Meadowbrook and wondered whether cardinal flower might be starting to bloom there (as it … Continue reading

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Sunday 17 July 2016. Lots of Big Corn and a Peek at Bondville

This morning at 6:10, after succumbing to the urge to do a little modified Surya Namaskar in the wet grass of my back yard (echoes of Yoga in the Park), rolled Rhododendron out of the garage and headed south toward … Continue reading

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Saturday 16 July 2016. Yoga in the Park!

It was 70 perfect degrees under a perfect blue sky this morning at 8:30 as I approached the Vine street entrance to Meadowbrook Park, yoga mat secured to Discovery II’s rack. It was my day to teach Yoga in the … Continue reading

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Friday 15 July 2016. Pink Flames of Culver Root, and More Royal Catchfly

This morning at 6:06 it was 66 degrees under mostly clear, calm skies when I headed out on Discovery II for Meadowbrook Park. Hadn’t made a whole “big loop” for a while and knew it was a different prairie from … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13 July 2016. Behold the Royal Catchfly!

It was 72 degrees and humid under cloudy skies (though the phone weather ap said “clear”) this morning at 6:33. Felt an urgent need to go to Meadowbrook Park and see about the present state of the bloom, which seemed … Continue reading

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Sunday 10 July 2016. Weaver Beauties, and the Fork in High Cross Road

It was 61 degrees F, the sky clear, this morning at 6:15 as I wheeled Rhododendron out of the garage (and then back in briefly for some lubricant on the chain) and headed toward Main Street and High Cross Road. … Continue reading

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Friday 8 July 2016. Summer Prairie Near Crystal Lake Pool

This morning at 5:25 it was 70 degrees F, the sky with thin, finely-textured clouds. Getting ready to go, caught a glimpse of deep pink sky through the front hall window, but it had faded by the time I got … Continue reading

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Friday 1 July 2016. Not Spectacular but Beautiful

This morning at 5:45 it was 68 degrees F, the leaves and pavements wet and the sky still in the process of clearing from the pre-dawn rain. The air was fresh and comfortable as I headed on Discovery II to … Continue reading

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Sunday 26 June 2016. Homer Lake Road, with Dog

This morning at 5:55 it was 74 humid degrees, the sky mostly cloudy but with gaps in the clouds. After a lot of anxious indecision (why exactly?) decided to take Rhododendron eastward in the direction of Homer Lake. This meant … Continue reading

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Saturday 25 June 2016. Last Week Revisited: Update on Queen-of-the-Prairie

This morning at 10:20 (later, again) it was 84 degrees F after Yoga in the Park, in which I participated, and introduced myself to the instructor. I volunteered to teach and she said there still might be some open Saturday’s … Continue reading

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