Nature, The Americas

Lake Wingra on a Sunday Afternoon

The days are cooler. We decided to go to Olbrich Gardens on last Saturday and for a paddle on Lake Wingra on Sunday. The gardens were cleverly arranged with one way paths to avoid congestion and allow for social distancing. In only an hour at Olbrich, we felt we’d been away for the whole day. […]

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Gardening, photography, The Americas

Is Culver’s Root the Bees’ Knees?

Our garden is not symmetrical, ordered, or precise. Kings of France would look askance. No manicured lawn, no topiaries, no annuals. We have low mow grass where kids can run and as many native wildflowers as I can take care of, and then some. Currently the bumblebees and honey bees are feeding on Culver’s root, […]

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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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