Tag Archives: Penstemon

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 27 May 2017. Out Yankee Ridge Road via Lush Meadowbrook

It was 64 degrees F at 6:20 under cloudy skies this morning as I got Rhododendron the road bike out for a long-awaited spin! The nice people at Neutral Cycle put the pedal crank back into is working position, replaced … Continue reading

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Saturday 25 June 2016. Last Week Revisited: Update on Queen-of-the-Prairie

This morning at 10:20 (later, again) it was 84 degrees F after Yoga in the Park, in which I participated, and introduced myself to the instructor. I volunteered to teach and she said there still might be some open Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Saturday 18 June 2016. This Year’s Queen of the Prairie

It was 62 degrees F under thinly cloudy skies this morning at 6:30. This morning’s mission was once again to seek and hopefully find queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra) at Meadowbrook Park. Tried not to chastise myself for doing laundry (it’s insidious!) … Continue reading

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Friday 17 June 2016. Gradual Awakening to the Summer Prairie

This morning at 5:20 it was 63 degrees F under clear skies. Rode south on Race Street toward Meadowbrook Park on Discovery II on a fair amount less than full power. The trouble with being an early riser (and why … Continue reading

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Friday 19 June 2015. Green Again, but with Dots of New Flower-Color

On this very grey, moist morning it was 70 degrees F at 5:30 with very light rain. The rain delays the early light (and obscures the sunrise, alas), but still I haven’t been out quite at the beginning. The only … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 June 2015. Oriole and Baptisia

It was 70 degrees F this morning at 5:30, the sky spread with a thin layer of cloud. Went for a quick spin to Meadowbrook Park on Discovery II. Observed the abundant yellow and the few pink cabbage roses and … Continue reading

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Sunday 7 June 2015. Ten Miles Out on Curtis Road

This morning it was 65 degrees F under thinly cloudy skies (that is, the sun still was visible) and a fairly stiff, consistent breeze blew from the southeast. It was 5:40 by the time I got out the door. Can’t … Continue reading

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Friday 5 June 2015. Under the June Fog

This morning at 5:10 it was 66 degrees F, the sky with wide, thin streaks of clouds, many tinged with pink. My scheme to meet the sunrise every morning in June has not gone exactly according to plan. It’s harder … Continue reading

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Saturday 30 May 2015. A Little Rain on Prairie Flowers

This morning at 5:45 it was 68 degrees F and raining lightly. Didn’t want to range too far out in case the weather got worse, so donned my new raincoat and headed on Discovery II to the prairie planting on … Continue reading

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