Category Archives: Fall

Fog

Fog by the river this morning-

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Thumb Butte

My brother rousted me out of my warm bed at 4:40 this 35-degree morning so we could go on a hike and see the full moon and the sun rise. I donned my long underwear and a couple other layers … Continue reading

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Pelicans

We went to Riverlands today, an area where migratory birds stop over, and saw pelicans. There were hundreds of them massed beside a creek near there, and we saw hundreds in the air, drafting up to gain altitude and fly … Continue reading

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Catch-up

This evening I discovered on my camera pictures I’d forgotten I’d taken in the focused excitement of composing another grant since our return from Door County. We did get to the arboretum once in late September, where the glade was … Continue reading

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Pre-Thanksgiving fog

Thanksgiving this year promises to be warm and, while I would prefer some chill in the air, the warm air did bring with it a lovely foggy morning. Dent and I walked around the park in it early today.

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Halloween anniversay

On this, the 2nd anniversary of this blog, I took a photo of the place, in the morning sun, that was an inspiration for this blog. I saw a rufous towhee moving around in the leaves as I was leaving- … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm Full moon

Here is the full moon from a placid Midwest while the East coast is reeling from what they call the Frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy (Sandy sounds so benign). I hope it is not as bad as they say it will be. … Continue reading

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We went to the arboretum today, our only chance to get out there this month. I was glad to see that some trees and bushes that I’d thought were dead are quite alive. We were a little late for fall … Continue reading

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Things change

Alas, the Cardinals lost the 6th game last night while I was at the Fox watching Les Miserables with a friend. Tonight’s game will tell whether they go to the World Series or not, and I will forfeit my usual … Continue reading

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Timber Doodle

At dusk this evening we walked in the park. The red wing blackbirds had quieted down. We saw 2 young raccoons up high in a gingko tree, eating those fruits. And a timber doodle, aka woodcock, flew across the path … Continue reading

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