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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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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 25 June 2017. North on High Cross to Ford Harris, with a Glimpse of Weaver’s Early Summer Bloom

At 6:12 this morning it was 56 degrees under clear skies as I pointed Rhododendron to the east and north to check out High Cross Road. Did not expect a Meadowbrook-like flower display, but on the way, Weaver Park was … Continue reading

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Monday 20 June 2016. First Morning of Summer, on the Edge of Weaver Park

At 5:35 this morning, this earliest morning, this first morning of summer, it was 72 degrees F and clear except for some thin clouds near where the sun was coming up. Did not quite make it to see the very … Continue reading

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Sunday 19 June 2016. Farther West on Old Church

This morning at 5:35 (missed the 5:23 sunrise, alas) it was 68 degrees and mostly clear as I brought out Rhododendron (after almost leaving on Discovery II, out of daily habit) and headed south and ultimately west. Planned to go … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28 July 2015.  Yankee Ridge and Meadowbrook  

It was 73 degrees at 6:15 am, and my schedule allowed for a mid-week morning ride!   Missed the moment of sunrise but did catch a nice morning sky.    Headed south on Race street on Rhododendron just to ride, … Continue reading

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Saturday 27 June 2015. Catching Up at Weaver Park

It was 61 degrees F at 6:00 AM (still having trouble not fussing with this and that additional task before departure !?), the sky with plenty of irregular clouds, especially close to the horizon, but enough space to intermittently let … Continue reading

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Wednesday 20 August 2014. A Few Clouds of Fog and Prevailing Cream Gentians

It was 66 degrees F and mostly clear as I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage for a trip to Meadowbrook Park. It was a pretty usual trip until I got close to Windsor Road, where there was a rather … Continue reading

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Friday 15 August 2014. Missed the Red Flowers but Not the Yellows And Purples Nor the Monarchs

It was 57 degrees F, I think, this morning at 5:30 am, under a mostly clear sky, as I set out for a quick ride to Meadowbrook Park Rhododendron, my road bike. Thought about just parking at one end of … Continue reading

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Friday 18 July 2014. First Liatris, at Sunrise

This morning it was 63 degrees F at 5:10, the sky partly cloudy. It was good to get a reasonably early start, but then it was still too dark to get a shot of McCullough Creek at the rabbit-statue bridge. … Continue reading

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