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Orchid and Flame and the Anthropocene

Last year was drought and this Spring has been wet, overcast, and cool: for now the drought is a distant memory. Anthropocene I’ve been thinking about the new epoch we are living in, the Anthropocene. It is the first historical … Continue reading

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The Last Morning Glory

Autumn has settled in comfortably. Its signature colors of red, yellow, and brown blanket the land. One day the sky is a dazzling blue and the next a dull pewter grey. A few flowers hang on, weathering the chilly nights … Continue reading

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Day Lily – In Search of Beauty

Day lilies are a common ornamental in Minnesota. They’re a hardy plant that can, left on their own, take over a yard or forgotten patch in an alley. They’re derisively called ditch lilies because they’re often found growing abundantly along … Continue reading

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Spring?

Minnesotans are well aware of Mother Nature’s perverse sense of humor. The arrival of Spring was preceded by several days of warm weather that melted much of the snow and the winter doldrums that everyone was experiencing: the sixth snowiest … Continue reading

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Garden #2, Abadania, Brazil 2010

Unlike Minneapolis in the late fall, where only a few flowers continue to bloom, Abadania is alive with color. As I was taking pictures of this flowering vine a large bee flew near me, going from flower to flower.  At … Continue reading

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