photography, travel

Destination Vaccination in Prairie du Chien

The post also known as, “Husband’s Vaccine in Prairie du Chien”. Chien means dog in French; the town is named after prairie dogs! That’s another thing I like about it, besides the appointment I found for my husband there a week ago. Evan qualified to be vaccinated before I did. It was worth it to […]

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Art, photography

2 Surprises On My Walk Yesterday

A sunny day in Madison yesterday afternoon, the first all week, I donned my mask and went for a walk. The rain washed all the surfaces clean and even the buildings looked brighter. Near the corner of two busy streets I found unique art contributions. One decorated the lower half of a kiosk in disuse; […]

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Gardening, Nature

Siberian Iris: Newest Sign of Spring

Yesterday, the earth looked so dry. Siberian iris buds were poised, waiting for today’s storm. I jumped the gun and watered around the plants quickly. Today, the flowers had bloomed and a light rain fell. Gracias dear readers of Fake Flamenco! ¡Olé! -Rebecca

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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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Nature, photography

5 Ways Nature Wends Her Winter Wiles

Winter is about cross country skiing and using face masks as scarves. This time of year is also about keeping the mosquitoes at bay half the year. February is a time of frozen precipitation that takes many surprising forms. My first picture is of graupel, a word I had not heard until today. It most […]

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Nature, photography

Walk, Wind, Ski and the Snow

As a troupe of seasoned British comedians would say, “And now for something completely different…” in this case, snow! We put so much energy into wishing for winter precipitation in November and December, and here we’ve got it, we really do. Two feet is plenty, thanks. Wouldn’t mind passing a bit along to our friends […]

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