Nature, photography

Hidden: Three Little Birds

Monday as we explored the Boltz Conservatory, there was a lot of tweeting going on. At first we thought it was a recording, for atmosphere. Then Eagle spotted the singer. See the bird? We didn’t either, at first. Next, Eagle spotted a guinea fowl. We all saw this larger canary. Such a pretty song! Next […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Olbrich Garden’s Gleam 2022

Lights in the night that bring delight. Going to the glimmering evening garden show has become a tradition for us. This year, we started in the mushroom grove. Delicate mushrooms that look like morels are made from beeswax and glow. Next we went through an astral entrance. It felt like a rite of passage to […]

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Art, Gardening, Nature, photography

Preview of Gleam

Our favorite local botanical garden runs its light show fundraiser event through September and October. This year we waited until October, when it was dark at 7 pm to go. The installations were as creative as ever. Here’s a preview shot. Thanks for joining in today. I look forward to your comments! ¡Olé! –Rebecca

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Olbrich Garden Orchid Show 2022

Tropical weather, flowers, plants and birds deficit, is what we feel in Wisconsin in February. Thank you Olbrich Orchid Extravaganza. This exotic flower show helps me hold on until spring in March or April. My good friend and I went last Friday, to walk, talk and flower gaze. We saw a rainbow of colors, little […]

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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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