Gardening, Nature, photography

Milkweed Fluff Takes to the Air

Late autumn is a time for seeds and strong breezes. From milkweed to Milky Way. ¡Olé! –Rebecca November Poetry Challenge: One day left to turn in your celestial tankas, see the details: November Poetry Challenge/Reto poético de octubre. This post celebrates Six Word Saturday and Flower of the Day  #6WS #FOTD

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Gardening, Indigenous Peoples, Nature, photography

4 Hour School Hike by Lake Wingra

I’ve had great luck with local hikes recently. This month began well with a walk Tuesday morning through the University of Wisconsin Arboretum with a group of Eagle’s middle school classmates and their teacher. The classmates met us at the Arboretum building. For privacy reasons I won’t feature the students. I’ll focus on the landscape […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Back Yard Mystery Guest Number 2

As I was heading out the door to pick up Eagle from school, I saw an animal in the back yard. This time it was one with a furry tail. The creature was standing near the spot where I saw the opossum the other day. Are we becoming a wildlife corridor? In the sixteen years […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

5 Fall Flowers Before It Freezes

I dashed around the garden this afternoon, camera in hand. Tonight our temperature will be 4 C (39F). We are heading into a freeze that will put the blooms to bed for the winter. I’ll share what I found: One of three phlox plants blooming One of a handful of aster plants which continue to […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Is That a Dog or a Cat?

As I looked out the back window this past week, that was my question. We frequently have gray, black or orange visitor cats. Although, the gray cat is dark charcoal colored not light gray. The furry visitor was not a dog. What was it? As the tail came into view, the identity became clear. Did […]

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