Nature, photography

FOTD: Prairie of Monarda Ringed with Trees

Yesterday we got the whole family out for a hike! Due to temperatures of 30 C (86 F), we chose Governor Nelson State Park for its hiking trail under old oaks. If you like trees as much as I do, check out Becky’s page for more photos. ¡Olé! –Rebecca #TreeSquare And for flowers, see the […]

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Nature, photography

1 Whorl of a Tree Square

Becky has hosted a photo challenge this month for squared photos of trees. Canoeing today on Lake Wingra I found several candidates! Here is my first photo, for day #21. If you like trees as much as I do, check out Becky’s page for more photos. ¡Olé! –Rebecca #TreeSquare

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Nature, photography

FOTD from a Kayak for 2

My good friend and I paddled on Lake Wingra this week. Here are photos of what we saw. Many water lilies were blooming. A small creek leads away from the lake. Cattails line the entrance. We enjoy kayaking down the channel to see the baby ducks. The ducks are nearly mature. The drakes have a […]

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Art, Gardening, Nature, photography

Madison Garden Tour Weekend Part 2

Day two; we loved the use of native perennials in the first garden. Also, they trained a pear tree flat on the garage. (Espalier or Cruciatus Curse?) See the next photo or description for the sight impaired. I saw meadow rue in several of the yards and have decided it will be an important native […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Madison Garden Tour Weekend Part I

We’ve had fabulous weather for a change (21C) and I spent the majority of the weekend outdoors. Eagle, our tween, was with me on three of the four garden days. They took mounds of photos. I’ll cull them to show you the two best from each. I was allowed to use my camera a couple […]

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