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Saturday 3 June 2017. Greeting the Early Sun and Catching the Abundance of Spiderwort and Penstemon

It was 67 degrees F under mostly clear, mostly calm skies at 5:17 this morning as I wheeled Rhododendron down the driveway and toward South Race Street. Was determined to be present to receive the gift of additional daylight and … Continue reading

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Sunday 11 October 2015. The Prairie Flowers Fade

It was 46, or so, degrees F at 7 this morning as the sun came up in a partly cloudy sky. Destination on Rhododendron was very specifically to see whether there were any bottle gentians in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 7 October 2015. The Latest from Mushroom Land

It was 50 degrees F and thinly cloudy this morning at 7:30 when I squeezed in a little ride on Discovery II to check on the amazing Amanita muscaria mushrooms.  And on the way looked at the fall-blooming white iris   … Continue reading

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Thursday 24 September 2015. Apples, Mushrooms, Flowers (Especially Gentians)

It was 55 degrees F at 6:35 this morning as I headed out on Rhododendron for Meadowbrook Park, hoping to see bottle gentians (Gentiana andrewsii), which seem to be blooming early this year.  Stopped for the white iris,    the … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 September 2015. Through Goldenrod to Yankee Ridge

It was 57 degrees F this morning at 6:22 as I headed south on Rhododendron.  Dreamed of a long ride but was ready to settle for a shorter one. It’s goldenrod season, and knew it would greet me no matter … Continue reading

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Thursday 3 September 2015. Catching up with Late Summer Meadowbrook 

This morning at about 6:30 it was 68 (or maybe 70) degrees F and mostly clear, though with patches of thin fog in some open areas. Noticed that the bright waning moon was at just about half and pretty close … Continue reading

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Tuesday 25 August 2015. South to the End of Race Street, with a Meadowbrook Stop

At 6:15 this morning it was 52 degrees F and the sky clear.  Took Discovery II today because, though a road bike allows the best position for getting power from the legs as well as for an aerodynamic shape, I … Continue reading

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Sunday 16 August 2015. Dawn at Meadowbrook and Some Miles on First Street 

It was 68 or 70 degrees F (consecutive readings on the phone weather ap, and really thought I could feel both temperatures in the layers of air.  Really wanted some therapeutic miles this morning, but also knew Meadowbrook Park would … Continue reading

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Thursday 13 August 2015. West on Windsor 

It was 66 degrees F at 6:35 this morning and mostly clear.  Ah, so much is going on these days! Had a particularly great need for another long ride, as continuous as possible, so chose Windsor Road to the west.  … Continue reading

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Sunday 14 September 2014. Waning Summer

Did some yoga practice before this morning’s ride and didn’t get on the road till 7, when it still was only 44 degrees F. The sky was clear except for some eastern cloud remnants. The familiar route felt different right … Continue reading

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