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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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Saturday 5 July 2014. The Summer Frogs and Flowers of Weaver Park

It was 61 degrees F this morning at 6:15 (having trouble seizing that fleeting summer bonus of daylight!). The sky was full of loosely-packed clouds that seemed to be spreading apart. Another gorgeously beautiful day was beginning! Wanted to ride … Continue reading

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Monday 30 June 2014. Stalking the Royal Catchfly, Finding Deer

It was 73 degrees F and cloudy, very humid and calm this morning at 5:35. Today’s objective was to see whether the Meadowbrook Park population of royal catchfly had started to bloom. Rode to the Race Street pavilion, locked Rhododendron … Continue reading

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Wednesday 26 June 2013. Transition to the Summer Prairie

It was about 5:20 under wide but thin clouds as Rododendron and I hit the road this morning. Had stayed up late to finish one thing and another and was really tired, almost to the point of having to be … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 June 2013. No Photos: Blazing Sunrise and a Smorgasbord of Smells

Today, the longest, or almost the longest, day of the year, was pretty sure I made it out of the house before 5! 4:55 counts! The overhead clouds were tinged with pink; the northeastern horizon was a blaze of hot … Continue reading

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Sunday 23 June 2013. Penstemon Passes the Torch, and a Quick Visit to Yankee Ridge

Darn; thought I’d already published this one…. Well, here it is: a little flashback. It was 68 degrees F and cloudy at 5:15 this morning as Rhododendron and I headed to Meadowbrook Park. The cloud shapes were interesting, but the … Continue reading

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28 May 2012. Memorial Day: Meadowbrook and First Street

It was a holiday and the streets were empty!  The air was getting ready to be uncomfortably hot, but this early in the morning was exactly perfect. Still the linden trees are loaded with flowers and the air on the … Continue reading

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