Nature, photography

Why Do They Call it Fall?

In the United States, we have an odd habit (well, at least one). In late September we start talking about Fall. That’s our descriptive word for the change of seasons. For us, the word Autumn is considered stuffy, overly formal, or poetic. Meanwhile in Britain, Autumn is the preferred word for the third season of […]

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Nature

Afternoon Wellness Class in Westmoreland Park

Wednesday afternoon, Eagle and I went to a park for Wellness Class, just we two. Nature was wearing her autumn splendor. We enjoyed the fall day. We hiked in the woods and were greeted by the smiling faces of Brown Eyed Susans. These flowers were serious about blooming. Even the leaves were acting like flowers. […]

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Nature, photography

Duck the Crane Coming Your Way

On our Sunday afternoon paddle last weekend, we saw many feathered friends. Dragonflies were on the prowl, although winged not feathered. Ducks were swimming leisurely, confident in their aquatic universe. We’d spotted a side pond a bit south of the boat rental after our previous excursion. This time we three paddled determinedly for the spot, […]

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Gardening, photography

Under Maidens Bower for a Kiss

“…And the days dwindle down to a precious fewSeptember, November,And these few precious days, I’ll spend with youThese precious days, I’ll spend with you.” –”Knickerbocker Holiday” (1938) Music: Kurt Weill / Lyrics: Maxwell Anderson In the days of front porch visits to court your love interest, Maiden’s Bower was grown on the Western side to block out the strong afternoon sun. […]

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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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