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 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: Orange Poppy

Stormy weather; we’ve had a rainy week in Madison. Yesterday afternoon, a poppy opened despite the drizzle. Today we have the first sunny day all week. I feel the sun rays through the window as I write and it feels great. I am taking 10 days off starting tomorrow. A family funeral calls me away, […]

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Art

When 2 or 3 Dragons Meet

Perhaps dragons reveal more about the personality of the artist or of the viewer than they do about mythology. See what you think of these serpentine beasts. Below is a coy, shy dragon that might sit on your shoulder and fly love notes to your beloved. The two headed Asian dragon below looks far fiercer […]

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