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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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Sunday 7 May 2017. No Fox

It was 41 degrees F under clear skies at 7:30 this morning as I finally got Shadow on the road. Headed north and east to see whether the fox would be in its customary place across Main Street from the … 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 10 July 2016. Weaver Beauties, and the Fork in High Cross Road

It was 61 degrees F, the sky clear, this morning at 6:15 as I wheeled Rhododendron out of the garage (and then back in briefly for some lubricant on the chain) and headed toward Main Street and High Cross Road. … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 August 2015. Some Good Miles to the South on a Clear MorningĀ 

It was 55 degrees F, the sky clear, at 5:55 this morning. Was so glad to get out on Rhododendron, its front wheel and crank bearings repacked and well-lubed.  Today’s destination was for parts south, by way of Race Street. … Continue reading

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Tuesday 26 August 2014. Mysterious Lives of Plants and Fungi

This morning at 6:10 it was 66 degrees F and the sky mostly clear. Planned just to ride, but once I was out, of course wanted to record a few observations…. Wondered if there might be mushrooms in the mulch … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 July 2014. Yellow and Shades of Purple at the Prairie Garden

It was another really short but oh so beautiful (clear, 54 degrees F) morning, so just zipped over to the prairie planting (garden, really) to see how much of what was in bloom. As always, was richly rewarded: Monarda and … Continue reading

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Sunday 1 September 2013. New Goldenrod, Old Lead Plant

This morning at 6:30 it was 70 degrees F under a uniformly overcast sky as I headed out on my road bike Rhododendron. The phone weather said it would clear up soon and gave no indication of rain. Newly completed … Continue reading

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Sunday 21 July 2013. Spectacular Prairie Garden on Florida

The temperature was 68 degrees F with a southerly breeze and a layer of moving fog on the ground. Intended to visit the City of Champaign Prairie Restoration but only made it as far as Florida and Orchard. Knew there … Continue reading

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