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Other fall sightings

Apple pie (everyone loves my crust and asks how I do it. The secret is good old-fashioned lard, the way my grandmother taught me.) And at the arboretum: Mary Isabelle has lost much of the fullness of her summer surrounndings. … Continue reading

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Still blissfully cool for August in St. Louis. As I sat on the back steps this afternoon I saw a hummingbird come drink nectar from the cardinal flower we planted in the spring. I wasn’t quick enough to get his … Continue reading

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July at the Prairie

¬†Mary Isabelle           We left home early and got to the arboretum before the hot July sun had gotten high, while the dew still clung to plants and spider webs.             … Continue reading

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It’s been a beautiful Easter weekend. If you don’t count the fact that Ishmael ate the corner off a new rug, and Britches found a nest of baby rabbits and was playing with one yesterday when we saw her, put … Continue reading

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Go Cards!

As I write this the Cardinals are winning against the Pirates, yay! We went for a walk in the park this morning, it’s very hot and humid. Here is what we saw- Rust on a cup plant Post-flower cup plant … Continue reading

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August, belated

From August 14, a walk in the park with Chunzi     And from the arboretum last week (August 18) Mary Isabelle’s companions are becoming more sparse with the end of summer, but her hazelnut tree is bearing fruit.   … Continue reading

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July at the arboretum

We were long overdue for a walk at the arboretum so we went this morning. The prairies were so lush and colorful it was hard to believe that just a few months ago they were all burned and black. Here’s … Continue reading

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Katydid (family Tettigoniidae, sub-family Pseudophyllinae, aka true katydid,¬† bush-cricket, long-horned grasshopper), occurs mainly in the crowns of trees and cannot fly, other than to flutter when falling ( We noticed him on our car when we stopped at a stoplight … Continue reading


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Arboretum Father’s Day

We walked at the arboretum this morning, a good day to go, it was rainy and few people out. The woods are mostly overgrown now and the prairies and glades have taken over the show. Here is a sampling.

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In the park, June 4

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