Nature, photography, The Americas

Wow, Look! Two Cranes, You See?

We were out for a drive, Eagle and I, three miles from our house up hill and down dale. I was focused on the road when Eagle piped up from the back seat, “Wow, look! Two cranes!” “Where?” “Right there. Right there!” they said. I imagine Eagle was pointing wildly, but I couldn’t see. I […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Who’s the Ant, Who the Flower?

I see the world through a social lens, especially right now. Does this photo represent symbiosis, mutualism or parasitism? Would the flower open on its own? Scientists say that despite common wisdom the bud does not need the insect to bloom. The ants use the nectar at the base of the bud for food. In […]

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blogging, Nature, photography

Paddling Magic on Lake Wingra Today

Eagle and I went for a paddle on Lake Wingra this afternoon. Several Madisonians had the same idea. Summer watersports have begun.A breeze kept flies and mosquitoes at bay, dragonflies did their bit to perpetuate their species.Just as our two hour canoe rental ended, we felt water drops on our arms. No one else fled […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography, writing

3 New Spring Poems

In three weeks we’ll say goodbye to spring. I’d like to savor the coolness before the heat moves in. Three new poems in the name of Spring: Afternoon The wind waves the leavesrustling boughs above the streetwrestling the giant.     Flowering Red tulips are gonepurple iris in their steadpeonies so soon…   That’s my […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Nature’s Dazzling Dozen of the Week

A new week debuts the next brightly clothed actors at our neighborhood venues. On my walk yesterday, a block away from home I came upon Zuzu’s Petals… On a Madison street parallel to us, lilacs bloom. Back home, it may not be a flower, but it is a welcome addition to the garden. Across the […]

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Nature, photography, The Americas

7 Flowers in the Neighborhood

On my walk this morning, I saw new buds have opened and many trees have begun flowering. Achoo! Good thing I was wearing a face mask. I’ll give you seven highlights from my stroll: Which flowers bloom in spring where you live? Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco and commenting! ¡Olé! –Rebecca #photography #gardening    

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