Category Archives: Spring

Housekeeping

Saw a big old soft shell turtle (family Trionychidae, order Testudines, http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/midland-smooth-softshell) while on a walk today (and the snout of a painted turtle in the water in front of him), and mom goose is setting up housekeeping on the … Continue reading

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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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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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Icy green

We went to the arboretum this morning. I was intent on finding something-anything green that hints of spring. But alas, when we arrived we found this: First time they’ve closed, ever, said the man at the visitor center. So we … 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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Bumble queen

This morning I went swimming at our community pool and met a woman named Ethel. 89 years old, has asthma and arthritis, and swims for an hour and 45 minutes every day of the world. It was cool this morning- … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo rainy day walk

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Let them eat cake

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Bunker/Reynolds

Yesterday we went to Dennis’ 50th high school reunion in Bunker, MO, 120 miles and 50 years away from here, as Dennis says. We did not stay long at the day-long event. His old classmates are nice folks but we … Continue reading

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Moon walk

Full moon this morning through the trees- And a walk in the park this afternoon, saw some of my old friends-

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