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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Gardening, Nature, photography

Frank Lloyd Wright’s the Bee’s Knees

Frank Lloyd Wright specialized in Prairie Style architecture. He also lived here in Wisconsin for part of his adult life. Olbrich Gardens which I have mentioned in previous posts has buildings made out of natural materials that fit into the landscape, Prairie style. Their native bee hotel is in the same vein. How do you […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Where Do the Winter Orchids Bloom?

In Madison, the answer is in the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Gardens. Orchid Escape was the February plant show. I’ve never seen that number of orchid species in one place before! Which orchid shape or color do you like best? ¡Olé! –Rebecca Check out Debbie and Friends’ great pics at Six Word Saturday. #6WS #SixWordSaturday

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blogging, Nature, photography

Letting Nature Pitch In

I have a couple of sizzling posts on the stovetop. While they simmer, I’ll share these nature shots. One’s from Olbrich Gardens tropical indoor space, the other from outdoors. If it’s cold where you are, feel the warm humid air rising up around the pitcher plants and get cozy. If it’s too hot where you […]

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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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