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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August Arboretum

It was an unusually cool and damp Sunday for August, and Dennis and I went to the arboretum. We both needed a break from the constant news din from Ferguson. Even though we live a few miles from there, there … 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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Arboretum, May 26, 2014

Finally made it out to the arboretum. We’ve missed some of the early spring flowers but there’s still lots going on- Mary Isabelle Missouri Evening Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa) Moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria)               Tradescantia … Continue reading

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