Category Archives: Arboretum

Rainy morning

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Afternoon arboretum

 Mary Isabelle         Red Shouldered Hawk  Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) I am glad we saw this this year- we totally missed it last year. – from Alice Lounsberry Southern Wild-flowers and trees:: “This white wilding with its center … Continue reading

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Home again home again fiddle dee dee

Back home from New York now. We took a walk out at the arboretum this morning which settles me right back down after all the jarring lights and noise of the city. Not alot has changed since a month ago, … Continue reading

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Coiled spring

Yesterday afternoon I went to the local botanical garden with a friend to walk in the sun on the unusally warm February 7 day. We saw honeybees out gathering pollen from the few plants that were blooming, including a witchazel (Hamamelis … Continue reading

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Winter Walk and Old Lyin’ Jon

There’ll be no picture of today’s full moon- clouds and cold have moved in. We walked in the wind at the arboretum today as the temperature fell from 40 to 23. I like winter, but know it is a luxury to be … Continue reading

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At the arboretum yesterday, we saw a couple of tame turkeys first thing. The man in the office told us they belong to a man on the next farm over. They came by to eat some delectable grass seeds, apparently. … Continue reading

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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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