Nature, photography

FOTD: Evening Primrose on the Prairie

Two weeks ago we had our last big hike of the summer. The prairie was lush with blooms. I may not have the complete floral alphabet, but I do have stray flowers up my sleeves as any child magician of yore. How’s your weekend? ¡Olé! –Rebecca This post is part of Cee’s Flower of the Day. #FOTD

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Humor, Nature, photography

What the Hail is Going On?

That’s a Texan phrase. Tuesday it came to mind as I heard plink plink plink on our metal roof and looked outside to see ice balls pelting through the rain. Large marble sized frozen precipitation plunked onto the roof and sidewalk during the deluge. I think this is the tail end of Hurricane Fiona that […]

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bilingual, En español, Nature, writing

22 September Poem

Haiku for you. In Spanish too. Happy Autumn! Haikú para ti. En español e inglés. ¡Feliz otoño! 22 September, Twin Sister Haikus cool air, happy lungs autumn equinox arrived the next season walks in + + farewell city pool red leaf on outdoor table where is my sweater? –Rebecca Cuningham, 21 September 2022 22 septiembre […]

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Nature, photography

Dabbling in the Most Photogenic Bees

I’m thankful for great temperatures for gardening. See my previous post for the weather report. ; ) I was curious how many pollinators the flowers attract and began to document them. Here is who I spotted this week. As I looked carefully, I realized that many were not bees at all! Not a bee: Tiny […]

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Nature, photography

Welcome to 2 Winged Visitors

Our weather has reached a pre-autumn sweet spot where the nights are cool (50F/10C) and the days are warm (70F/21C). Today I rediscovered the portion of the garden behind the garage and can see it is time to cut back the low-mow grass. This afternoon I removed the weeds I do not want to spread […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

FOTD: Bee Blossom

We’ve lived in Madison for nearly twenty years now. I’ve begun gardening since we’ve moved here, at 43 latitude. Many plants are the same as where I grew up in 44 latitude Minneapolis. Still, there is so much flora to learn! Hiking at Pheasant Branch last weekend, I saw pink flowers I didn’t recognize. I […]

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