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Saturday 11 July 2015. Back to the Heart of the Prairie

Got out on Rhododendron this morning a little after 6: yesterday’s early departure was not repeated, alas.

The temperature was 61 degrees F and the sky held plenty of clouds, but the sun made its presence known by the appearance of more color in the landscape than there had been for some days, I think. 476 more words


Flashback to June flowers

Have you been missing my wildflower posts from Scotts Bluff National Monument? I’ve been missing my hikes up the bluff. I’ve got excuses, of course. 338 more words

The Outdoors

now you see it/now you don't

Despite its les than poetic name, spiderwort is a lovely native plant. In the morning, the flowers open into a three-petaled violet bloom. Later in the day, the flower closes up into at little pod, like the ones seen here at dusk. 17 more words


What's Blooming at Hoffman Hills

The Spiderwort is in full Bloom.

Orange Hawkweed is Blooming.

The Blue-flag Iris is just about done.

This unknown (at least to me) is in full bloom in the Prairie area.

Flower Photography

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. 288 more words


Growing An Accidental Garden

I’m a selective gardener. I only like to cultivate the pretty plants and the vegetables. Mundane tasks like weeding and basic pest control often fall to the wayside until things get out of control. 259 more words

Garden Design

Here Today, the Prairie Edition

This time of year, when the days are their longest and we’re getting both intense sun and rain, I wonder what my big hurry was earlier in the spring. 193 more words

The Farm