Monthly Archives: December 2017

Up Close and Personal: Mourning Dove

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Scourge of Starlings

Have you ever watched a starling eat? They can gulp down peanuts whole: When you have a large flock of them in the neighborhood (I last counted 40 birds), it doesn’t take long for them to “vacuum” every last peanut … Continue reading

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Beecicle

I’ve been trying not to look at the thermometer for the last several days. There’s only one digit and sometimes it has a minus sign in front of it. Last week, before we descended into the deep freeze, I was … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Orienpet Lily ‘Porcelain Doll’

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A Bevy of Blooms: Daylily ‘Potosi’

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Merry Christmas!

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A Bevy of Cycling Santas

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Christmas at the Capitol

I’ve seen many state capitols around the country, but I still have yet to find one as beautiful as the one in my own city. The Wisconsin State Capitol is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, so the ornaments on … Continue reading

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A Multitude of Mourning Doves

Every winter I get a flock of Mourning Doves that feeds together in my backyard every afternoon before sunset. In past years I’ve had as many as 19 birds trying to fit together on the feeders at the same time. … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Ice Crystals

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