Tag Archives: Amanita muscaria mushrooms

Sunday 11 June 2017. To Philo, Center of the Universe, and Back

It was 66 degrees F under a cloudless sky at 5:50 this morning as I rode Rhododendron south on Race Street. It sounded so calm outside, but the phone weather ap said there was a 9 mph south wind. Have … Continue reading

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Saturday 10 June 2017. Worn Flowers at Meadowbrook

It was 66 degrees and mostly sunny at 6:09, on this morning of my father’s 90th birthday, as I wheeled Rhododendron down the driveway and headed south on Race Street. Stopped for a cabbage rose shot And checked the Amanita … Continue reading

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Saturday 26 November 2016. The First Starkness of November

It was 36 degrees F at 8:25 this morning under clearing skies as, after what seemed like so long, departed for Meadowbrook Park. Stopped for the mushrooms, No fresh ones after the freeze, Only dry remains. A little way down … 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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Sunday 13 November 2016. Cold Approaches

It was 31 degrees F and (likely) partly cloudy at 8:18 am this morning. Alas, another late start. Besides the lateness of the hour with its increased traffic (I am spoiled by riding early in the morning), was somewhat discouraged … 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 9 October 2016. Meadowbrook Bottle Gentians!

It was 47 degrees F at 6 am today, but did not check the temperature at 7-ish when I rolled down the driveway on Rhododendron toward Meadowbrook Park. Did notice that the sky was clear. Eagerly awaited this trip, as … 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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