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Saturday 15 July 2017. Meadowbrook Summer Prairie Crowned by Royal Catchfly

This morning at 6:07 it was 59 degrees F under party cloudy skies, the air calm. Just returned from several days in the Colorado mountains (yes, they were awesome!) and was eager to see what what the summer prairie bloom … Continue reading

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Saturday 17 June 2017. Lots of New Flowers at Meadowbrook but No Visible Queen of the Prairie

It was 72 degrees under progressively more cloudy skies at 6:05 this morning as I pointed Rhododendron down the driveway, toward the street and Meadowbrook Park. First, looked at wild roses in my own back yard, which were attracting lots … Continue reading

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Sunday 29 January 2017. Meadowbrook with a Tiny Amount of Snow

It was 28 degrees F and cloudy at about 7:40 this morning as I rolled Shadow down the driveway toward Meadowbrook Park, for a change by way of Vine Street. There were scattered snowflakes descending. And blowing; had some understanding … Continue reading

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Saturday 24 December 2016. Christmas Eve Prairie

It was 38 degrees F at 8:48 this morning as I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage. Alas, last week’s the salty streets had left a coating of orange on the chain and gears. Meant to rinse it but now … 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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Thursday 25 August 2016. Gentian Debut, Royal Catchfly Farewell

This morning at 7:37 it was 70 very comfortable degrees F under a blue sky. Headed south on Race Street to Meadowbrook Park on Rhododendron, feeling ever so slightly impatient and thinking about what I wanted to and had to … Continue reading

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Friday 5 August 2016. Not One but Two Meadowbrook Cardinal Flower Places!

Actually made it out a little before (5:35) the sunrise this morning, when it was 70 degrees F, the sky party cloudy, though the phone ap claimed, erroneously in my exact location, that it was raining (?). Rode to Meadowbrook … Continue reading

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Sunday 17 July 2016. Lots of Big Corn and a Peek at Bondville

This morning at 6:10, after succumbing to the urge to do a little modified Surya Namaskar in the wet grass of my back yard (echoes of Yoga in the Park), rolled Rhododendron out of the garage and headed south toward … Continue reading

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Friday 15 July 2016. Pink Flames of Culver Root, and More Royal Catchfly

This morning at 6:06 it was 66 degrees under mostly clear, calm skies when I headed out on Discovery II for Meadowbrook Park. Hadn’t made a whole “big loop” for a while and knew it was a different prairie from … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13 July 2016. Behold the Royal Catchfly!

It was 72 degrees and humid under cloudy skies (though the phone weather ap said “clear”) this morning at 6:33. Felt an urgent need to go to Meadowbrook Park and see about the present state of the bloom, which seemed … Continue reading

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