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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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Saturday 17 June 2017. Lots of New Flowers at Meadowbrook but No Visible Queen of the Prairie

It was 72 degrees under progressively more cloudy skies at 6:05 this morning as I pointed Rhododendron down the driveway, toward the street and Meadowbrook Park. First, looked at wild roses in my own back yard, which were attracting lots … 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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Tuesday 2 August 2016. Lingering with the Tall Coreopsis and Wandering Eastward on Curtis Road

Though I glimpsed the pink sky from inside the house early this morning, a list of things (like headstand, which I never used to leave the house without doing and am returning to that practice) kept me from bringing out … Continue reading

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Saturday 23 July 2016. Pink-Purple, Yellow, and a Bit of White in the Little Prairie

It was 72 degrees F at 7:02 am, with the unimpeded sun rays already starting to blaze. Time was short. Pined for the royal catchfly at Meadowbrook and wondered whether cardinal flower might be starting to bloom there (as it … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13 July 2016. Behold the Royal Catchfly!

It was 72 degrees and humid under cloudy skies (though the phone weather ap said “clear”) this morning at 6:33. Felt an urgent need to go to Meadowbrook Park and see about the present state of the bloom, which seemed … 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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Saturday 11 June 2016. Embracing the Later Morning, with Sweat and Spit

It was 86 degrees F (whew!) under partly cloudy skies at 10:15 am, considerably later than my usual start of morning ride time. But this was the available slot, and I really wanted to see whether there would be queen-of-the-prairie … Continue reading

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Saturday 9 August 2014. White (and Other) Prairie Flowers in the INHS Garden

At 6:30 this morning it was 66 degrees F and mostly cloudy. Had an early errand to do, so had time for only a brief ride. And thought of just the destination; a little prairie planting I’d seen passing in … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15 July 2014. Royal Catchfly! And, of Course, Other Flowers, and a Large Caterpillar

Today all day it was so cool and breezy and comfortable (70 degrees F at 4:15 pm!) it was possible to take a comfortable ride in the late afternoon, which I did. Funny thing about the afternoon, even when the … Continue reading

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