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Sunday 4 June 2017. West on Curtis Road to Kaskaskia Ditch

It was 73 perfect degrees with thin scattered clouds and just a hint of westerly breeze at 5:40 this morning as I headed Rhododendron southward toward Curtis Road. Lovely as they were, did not stop for the yellow and pale … Continue reading

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Friday 8 July 2016. Summer Prairie Near Crystal Lake Pool

This morning at 5:25 it was 70 degrees F, the sky with thin, finely-textured clouds. Getting ready to go, caught a glimpse of deep pink sky through the front hall window, but it had faded by the time I got … 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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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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Friday 4 July 2014. Expecting Summer: Some New Yellow Coneflowers and Green Baptisia Pods, and Prairie Clover

On this clear Fouth of July morning, it was 57 beautiful degrees F at 5:13, when I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage. Did not realize how chilly it would be with capris and sandals, even with the cool feather-weight … Continue reading

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Thursday 26 June 2014. Brevity: Fog, New Flowers, and Spider Webs

It was 66 degrees F at 5:20 this morning, under a good layer of fog. Alas, again, not much time, but it was wonderful to have this dramatic weather filling full the little space there was. Some linden trees still … 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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