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, Nature

Could it Be the Golden Snitch?

Metallic dragonfly coppery winged fairytale creature I hear you sing; come play mosquitoes dash to me gnats tasty small beetles such joy you bring. –Rebecca Cuningham Could this sight inspire fairy stories? Is this the mother of the Golden Snitch? Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! I appreciate your comments and poetry challenge submissions. ¡Olé! –Rebecca […]

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Gardening, Nature, The Americas

7 Spring Blooms, Rain or Shine

Is it possible to plan a garden where flowers bloom steadily each week for six months? Truthfully, I wouldn’t have thought so, until we moved to Madison. That is what the previous gardener of the place where we live achieved. Her knowledge of Wisconsin perennials amazes me each year as I see the progression of […]

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