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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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Saturday 10 December 2916. The Edge of Japan Garden

This morning at 7:10 it was 27 degrees F under mostly cloudy skies. Set off on the bike For yet another short ride To Japan Garden. The once-lush Hostas Were frozen down to the ground, The surface level. Ice at … Continue reading

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Sunday 20 November 2016. After the Freeze

This morning at 8:14 it was 26 degrees F, the sky with scattered sheets of thin clouds and (unlike yesterday!) minimal wind. Gingko leaves still green, Last night’s freeze releasing them, Rained down to the ground. Smooth-barked sycamore Let in … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 November 2016. Velo Chicago via Divvy!

It was about 51 degrees F and partly cloudy at about 11 am on this 2-days post-election (still disoriented) morning in my childhood home of Chicago, on my way to see my parents. Arrived in Union Station right around the … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 November 2016. Falling Back au Velo

Rolled Rhododendron out of the garage at 8:20 this morning, on the late side even with the time change (the happy return of the hour we lost last spring!), even with the extra daylight it provided. What can I say … Continue reading

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Saturday 29 October 2016. Mild Urbana Autumn

This morning at 7:30 it was 64 degrees F under mostly clear skies. This would be a short ride on the more upright- sitting Discovery II, just to get out and connect with the light and the color of the … Continue reading

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Sunday 16 October 2016. Rainy Mushrooms and Gentians

It was 64 degrees at about 7:45 this morning under cloudy skies and the beginnings of light rain as, equipped with raincoat and waterproof backpack, I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage toward Meadowbrook Park via Race Street. Approaching the … Continue reading

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Saturday 1 October 2016. Signs of the Time: Sage and Mushrooms

Here are photos from two little rides, one the lovely route back from work around 1:15 pm, on which I stopped at the prairie planting on Florida and Orchard. It featured goldenrod just past its peak and lots of blue-purple, … Continue reading

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Saturday 10 September 2016. Great Company, Gorgeous Morning on the Prairie

At about 11:00am this morning, as the sky continuing to clear after last night’s deluge and nearby tornado(!?!), the temperature in the comfortable 70s, six people on bikes departed from my house, headed for Meadowbrook Park and parts south and … Continue reading

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Sunday 4 September 2016. Cardinal Flowers and Their Companions

It was 57 degrees F at 6:15, already light under a mostly clear sky this morning after I dropped off my friend Anne at the train station. Was grateful to have been required to be present outside at just this … Continue reading

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