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Tuesday 4 July 2017. Almost to Flatville

It was 68 degrees F and mostly sunny and calm at 6:45 this morning of American Independence Day as I filled up Rhododendron’s tires (it made a helpful difference!) and headed east on Washington Street into the dappled canopy. Could … Continue reading

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Sunday 23 October 2016. High Cross Road, Mid-Autumn

It was 8:30 am, late by Vélo du Jour standards, but it was a beautiful fall morning au velo, and I headed in the direction of north High Cross Road to see the colors, wearing a wide smile. Found myself … Continue reading

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Sunday 25 October 2015. Kidnapped by Maples

It was 45 degrees F under a mostly blue sky  spread with  wispy clouds at 7:30 this morning, after a yoga practice where I focused a lot on how to explain rolling the leg muscles in and the arm muscles … Continue reading

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Saturday 3 October 2015. Early Fall at Japan House Pond. And Mushrooms 

This morning at 6:35 a.m. it was 50 degrees F under cloudy skies. Was feeling the brevity of the growing season and wanted to see flowers while they still were out.  Also really wanted to see the mushroom surge. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Thursday 1 October 2015. The Time of Many Mushrooms and Gentians

It was 48 degrees F under partly cloudy skies at 6:35 this morning. The daylight is getting shorter and rides are squeezed in more tightly, alas. But such is the cycle of the year.  Funny that even after so many … Continue reading

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Sunday 2 August 2015. Looking for Cardinal Flowers and Finding Liatris  at Japan Garden and Meadowbrook Park

This morning at 6:05 it was 64 degrees F and clear, birds singing with vigor, i.e., be-utiful!! The goal for today’s ride was to see whether, as a friend had reported last year, there were cardinal flowers at the Japan … Continue reading

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Sunday 5 October 2014. Express (Pretty Much) to Brownfield Woods

This morning at 7, after yoga practice (starting to figure out this routine!) it was 39 degrees F and the sky mostly cloudy, with a gap to let a bit of sunrise through. It was plenty chilly, but was prepared: … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 July 2014. Yellow and Shades of Purple at the Prairie Garden

It was another really short but oh so beautiful (clear, 54 degrees F) morning, so just zipped over to the prairie planting (garden, really) to see how much of what was in bloom. As always, was richly rewarded: Monarda and … Continue reading

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Sunday 13 October 2013. A Wider View of Fall on the Way to First Street

Decided ahead of time to steel my will and bypass Meadowbrook Park this morning, as had made plans with a friend to visit the bottle gentians tomorrow and thus get my fix of them. Headed south (with the plan of … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 October 2013. Discovering an Eye-Feast of Bottle Gentians

Have been fighting a cold the past few days; even didn’t venture out yesterday afternoon, in spite of the absolutely gorgeous, perfect weather. Was not planning to go out for an actual ride this morning, but right out of the … Continue reading

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