Cinco de Mayo rainy day walk

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Mary Isabelle was in fine company

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The prairie has greened from its winter burn

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Shooting star on the prairie (Dodecatheon meadia, Primrose family)

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Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea, Figwort family)

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Wild hyacinth (Camassia scilloides, lily family)

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Beech

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Horsechestnut (Hippocastanaceae)

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Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum, Barberry family)

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Dennis and the fine old twin-trunked white oak

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The glade

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The ranks of dogwoods that graced the edge of the glade were thinned by last year’s drought. There used to be so many blooms that they looked like clouds.

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Fremont’s leather flower in the draw (Clematis fremontii, crowfoot family

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Don’t know what this one is-

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Full(er) pond

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The draw. Here, too, dogwoods around the edge died off last year.

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Birds foot violet (Viola pedata)

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Dwarf larkspur (Delphinium tricorne, Crowfoot family)

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Hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens, Borage family)

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Fire pink

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Wildflower bluff

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Wildflower bluff

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Black haw (Viburnum prunifolium)

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Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis)

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Lousewort

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Peeper pond, as full as I’ve ever seen it

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