Nature, photography

Last on the Card: January

See the last photos for the first month of the year; for Eagle and for me. Eagle’s final January photo was a frosty window study. I like the composition and colors. My last photo is a landscape shot (in portrait mode) from cross country skiing with Eagle Monday at the Arboretum after our big snowy […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Whatsoever is Lovely: Pitcher Plants & Orchids

Yes, you guessed correctly. Monday afternoon my friend and I walked again at the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Gardens. The warm temperatures, the flowers, the birdies, and particularly the sun coming through the glass enclosure made us happy. I think we’re going to make it through January! What gets you through January? ¡Olé! –Rebecca Theme […]

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Art, Nature, photography

Sacred Circle, Tree Rings and Eye

I am Minneapolis as the halfway point to my trip to Duluth for my uncle’s funeral tomorrow. After sitting all day riding the bus here I wanted to stretch my legs. I hiked upstairs in the building where my parents have their flat and saw this cool artwork. It is a collage piece that evokes […]

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Nature, photography

Skating on Thin Ice at 3C

January can be our best month for lake ice so thick you can stand on it. The first month of the year we often have sub-zero temperatures, down to -20C. The lake surfaces become ice over a foot thick. Experts say the ice must be at least 4″/10cm before it is safe to walk on. […]

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Nature, photography

Whatsoever is Lovely: Marsh Geese

Family walk on Saturday at Cherokee Marsh. Geese having a party on the waterfront. I’d say there were 400 out there! Most of the dark smudges on the white part are the birds. Honk honk! The icy marsh looked so rustic and beautiful. It lifted our spirits. Where are you walking this week?     ¡Olé! […]

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Nature, photography

Hidden: Three Little Birds

Monday as we explored the Boltz Conservatory, there was a lot of tweeting going on. At first we thought it was a recording, for atmosphere. Then Eagle spotted the singer. See the bird? We didn’t either, at first. Next, Eagle spotted a guinea fowl. We all saw this larger canary. Such a pretty song! Next […]

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