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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

Flowers Along the Red Cedar Trail

On our first walk along the Red Cedar Trail since our return from Iceland  we found a number of flowers blooming. 8 more words

Macro Photography