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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Gardening, Nature, photography

Flower of the Day: Combo Poppy

We have volunteer poppies in the vegetable beds. I encourage my weeding helper to let them live because a special variation evolved: white and red poppies. They turn up almost every year. I’m thrilled to see their cheery petals this summer. See Debbie and Friends’ great photos at Six Word Saturday #6WS #SixWordSaturday Cee what nature […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Flower of Today: Black Eyed Susan

I haven’t memorized many Latin names of flowers, but this one I find funny since it sounds like my name with an adjective flourish, Rudbeckia. See Debbie and Friends’ great photos at Six Word Saturday #6WS #SixWordSaturday Cee what nature photographers are up to. What could be cheerier than Cee’s Flower of the Day? #FOTD ¡Olé! […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

5 June Flowers at their Peak

The garden always gallops away from me in June. March I have the heady illusion that I can keep the weeds at bay. By summer, the truth is out. The weeds have won. Again. I shrug. I’ll selectively show you the flowers I love. These perennials are not natives to North America, but I treasure […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Flower of the Day: Red Lily

We’ve had a stormy evening of rain last night, which we needed. The plants look refreshed. See Debbie and Friends’ great pics at Six Word Saturday. #6WS #SixWordSaturday Cee what nature photographers are up to. What could be cheerier than Cee’s Flower of the Day? #FOTD ¡Olé! –Rebecca

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Flower of the Day: Feverfew Daisy

I prefer native perennial flowers in general, but this flower originally from Eurasia still has a place in my heart. Feverfew is a traditional healing plant used since the time of the ancient Greeks. The dried plant was used as an anti-inflammatory and to combat headaches. Modern doctors did not use the plant in medicines […]

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