Category Archives: rural scenics

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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Another lichen

I found this unusual lichen on a pine tree in our yard.  I need to remember to look for it after rain to see what it looks like then. I looked through my lichen book and tried to figure out … Continue reading

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A Few Random Photos

I wandered around today with my camera and took a few photos.  It was a warm day, although we are still in winter.  Most of the snow is gone, but some remains and the ground is saturated. In a roadside … Continue reading

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I Can’t Walk Past a Puddle….

…without taking a picture. This was on a sidewalk in our yard.  I wasn’t all that happy with the result but I did enjoy the experience.  I got the knees of my jeans wet and muddy, and I loved it!

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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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Lichen Christmas

We are having very unusual weather for Christmas.  Rain, lightning, thunder, and temperatures predicted to be as high as 50 degrees F. During a gap in the rain I went outside and took a photo of a lichen.  Nothing rare, … Continue reading

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Fall Color

Fall colors have not been as spectacular this year as in recent years.  Autumn has been drier than normal, so the leaves mostly dry up and turn brown, or seem to fall off sooner than they would otherwise.  Still, there … Continue reading

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You are being watched

We have some huge old cottonwood trees near our place.  As I walked by one, I heard some rustling in the tree and the sound of babies talking to their mother.  I saw some young raccoons and the mother, but … Continue reading

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Photo Euphoria

Every year when spring comes I go out and look for the first crocuses to bloom.  But I wasn’t ready this year.  They are up now, but I think I missed the first bloom by several days.  Spring came early … Continue reading

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