Category Archives: plants

Where have all the flowers gone?

So I took some photos of daffodils battered by the cold weather yesterday.  They were blooming, but drooping. Here they are today. I have nothing more to say. Advertisements

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Spring Flowers

I recently moved and inherited some daffodils along with the move.  But the weather has been cold, rainy, and some sleet fell last night.  Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. Still, they are flowers and I have to take … Continue reading

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When it Snows…

We are slowly moving into spring, and I am sure I am not alone in wanting the winter to go away.  But late Friday night and early Saturday it snowed.  We ended up with four inches of snow here.  Other … Continue reading

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The Constant Drip, Drip, Drip…

We had some freezing rain this morning.  This afternoon has been cloudy and misty.  There is snow, ice, and water on the ground.  The short walk from my apartment to my mailbox was wet and pretty unpleasant. Icicles have formed … Continue reading

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Adapting to Conditions

For several weeks I had been planning on taking three days off and doing some trips to look for some of Iowa’s rarer butterflies, and just to get out in nature in general.  So I took Wednesday through Friday off … Continue reading

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View from the Mud

I took some photos today in the yard and in the ditch. A couple of different mosses. You might know what this is if you have had any basic botany classes, or even introductory biology classes.  I will let you … Continue reading

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Why are There so Many Mosses?

I traveled a little this week and found myself in Arkansas.  I was able to get away after my classes and wandered around in the woods with my camera.  Today I went to the Ledges here in Iowa and was … Continue reading

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Spring has Retreated

I was very happy to see the crocus bloom last week.  But the warm weather that helped the crocus bloom quickly turned cold.  We had about an inch of snow, most of which melted.  It is still cold, and we … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung (for now)

We had some very warm weather that made the crocus bloom.  I looked for it yesterday, and it was not blooming then. The wind is blowing very hard right now, and we will get thunderstorms (and maybe worse) in an … Continue reading

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Today’s Ramblings

We had a sunny day today, not too cold.  I had the day off and I walked around the lawn and the prairie patch and took a few photos. I found a common milkweed and photographed it against the sky. … Continue reading

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