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Sunday 14 May 2017. Mother’s Day at Meadowbrook

This morning at 5:30(!) it was 61 degrees F under clear, calm skies as I rolled Shadow out to head to Meadowbrook Park. All around me was business green, interspersed with the orange-red of poppies, the purples, blues, yellows, and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8 June 2016. Home from Crystal Lake Park via the Boneyard Riverwalk

At 6 this morning it was 53 degrees F, the sky clear. Rode to Crystal lake pool and saw a goose family. Apparently their recruitment still is strong, despite last year’s talk of goose management. Before getting to the pool … Continue reading

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Sunday 1 May 2016. Foggy Ride to the Southwest

It was 53 degrees F at 6:35 this morning, with cloud skies and fog. It was a morning just to ride. Which turned out to be west on Windsor, with a stop at the City of Champaign Prairie Restoration Project. … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 July 2014. White Prairie Clover

At 5:38 this morning it was 64 degrees F and cloudy, last night’s heavy rain still in evidence. Well, it doesn’t look like there will be a drought this summer; maybe there will be too much rain. Optimal conditions (which … Continue reading

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Wednesday 30 April 2014. The 30th-Day Ride to Weaver

It was about 3:30 pm when I got on Rhododendron for the last ride for 30 Days of Biking 2014. It felt colder than the phone weather ap’s 48 degrees F, maybe because of the north-northwest wind. Was glad I … Continue reading

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Sunday 16 March 2014. March Wind

As soon as I woke up this morning could hear the wind; “howling” was the word that came to mind. At 6 the sky still was quite dark, but by 6:45 it was plenty light, mostly cloudy but with a … Continue reading

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Friday 11 July 2013. The Water at Meadowbrook and Lots of Blooming Milkweed

The morning, at just about 5, was delightfully cool (62 degrees F) and clear; the breeze was from the south. Even though I’m still behind on this blog, had to go to Meadowbrook and see what the prairie was like. … Continue reading

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Thursday 2 May 2013. Greening

Time 9-10:30 AM; Temperature 66 degrees F; Sky partly sunny; Wind mostly calm. Destination Meadowbrook Park. The spring garden flowers were out in what seemed like a second big wave.¬† The white flowering shrubs are giving way to pink and … Continue reading

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Sunday 31 March 2013. Life Stirs!

It was 45 degrees F at 6:20 on this cloudy Easter Sunday morning, and even before I opened the front door, could hear the insistent, almost frantic, robin solo leading the dawn chorus. A lot has happened since last week’s … Continue reading

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Sunday 24 March 2013. Morning Encounters in March Snow

At 6:15 this morning, it was cloudy, 32 degrees F, and just barely starting to get light. ¬†Light snow fell and dusted the ground; the pavement was wet as I rolled out on Blue toward Meadowbrook Park. wondered how slippery … Continue reading

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