Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sunday 29 January 2017. Meadowbrook with a Tiny Amount of Snow

It was 28 degrees F and cloudy at about 7:40 this morning as I rolled Shadow down the driveway toward Meadowbrook Park, for a change by way of Vine Street. There were scattered snowflakes descending. And blowing; had some understanding … Continue reading

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Saturday 28 January 2017. Hellebore Check at Japan House Garden

This morning at 7:20 it was 27 degrees F under, surprise, surprise, cloudy skies. Was pressed for time but felt an urgency to connect with “nature,” to be present with things that grow (even if now dormant) things outdoors, to … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 January 2017. Just Past the Summit of Yankee Ridge

This morning at 7:01 it was 40 degrees F under cloudy skies. Was eager to get on Shadow and take a slightly more extended ride: the temperature and wind were comfortable for this time of year, and there were no … Continue reading

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Sunday 15 January 2017. Depth of Winter: After a Bit of Freezing Rain

It was 28 degrees F at 9:10 under cloudy skies, the dogs walked and a rudimentary yoga practice accomplished, as, at last, after weeks of not getting there, I steered the bike toward Meadowbrook Park. Various obstacles had been preventing … Continue reading

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Tuesday 27 December 2016. Winter Prairie in the Sun

This morning at 7:20 it was 35 degrees F under sunny (!) skies. Thought the long down coat would be overkill and chose to wear a shorter jacket, but the crisp southwest breeze made me think the long coat would … Continue reading

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Saturday 24 December 2016. Christmas Eve Prairie

It was 38 degrees F at 8:48 this morning as I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage. Alas, last week’s the salty streets had left a coating of orange on the chain and gears. Meant to rinse it but now … Continue reading

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