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Spiderwort 2015

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Nature Photography

Photo of the Week - September 22, 2016

I was looking through some photos from earlier this year and found one that I’d meant to post back in June but hadn’t.  I like it, and even though it’s a few months late, I hope you like it too.   70 more words

Prairie Photography

Spiderwort Still Blooms

Spiderwort (a tradescantia species) is a native wildflower.

A dense clump of it grows in my spring wildflower garden between a hackberry and a pine tree. 88 more words


Oh, Canada.

June 12, 2016 Smith Roach Gap to Pinefield (Shenandoah National Park)

(7 miles 4 hours)

We’re continuing our hitchhiking exploits. A woman from British Columbia picked us up this morning, after a half hour of waiting and 6 passed vehicles. 673 more words

Appalachian Trail

A Weed By Any Other Name

A recent post on the blog of Chicago’s Lurie Garden addressed the question of weeds in a way that seems pretty sensible. 401 more words

Gardening Techniques

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 this year, so off… 523 more words


A walk through the Prairie

My wife and I made our first visit to Hoffman Hills Recreation Area since our return from Iceland. There were a few birds around. It looks like Eastern Bluebirds have taken up residence in several houses. 82 more words

Hoffman Hills Recreation Area