Nature, photography, The Americas

Slowly Hiking a Flower Filled Forest

The cool of the woods with the beauty of the prairie. That is Governor Nelson State Park. Feels like a whole day’s outing, when it’s twenty minutes away from our house. The taller flowers that are about to bloom are called Joe Pye Weed or Eutrochium purpureum. The yellow ones are sunflowers Helianthus montanus, as […]

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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 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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Humor, photography

Train Crossing, Stop Your Bike Here

Since we own one car, I often walk or bike to do errands. I came upon an absurd sight recently as I walked home. The pedestrian and bike path was blocked by a flashing railroad crossing sign with the barriers down. There were no bikes, there were no trains, just me. As I got closer, […]

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Humor, photography

Oh Snow, the Splash Park’s Closed!

Eagle and a friend went to Elver Park mid-week. As we met, someone’s sharp eyes caught sight of this sign. We thought with a grin to share it with you. Splash Parked Closed!?! So instead of a Splash, we went sledding instead. Several inches of snow arrived this week to our delight! Are you a […]

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