Monthly Archives: October 2015

New Life

By Mary Beth Pottratz The Great Hall in the Visitor Center is piled with pumpkins, gourds, grasses and mounds of mums. Outside, a bride and groom pose under a canopy of deep red oak leaves. Families, friends and couples are … Continue reading

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Ephemeral, Fleeting Fall

By Boak Wiesner The figure of the beekeeper at the entry was certainly an apt visual metaphor today as the place was a-buzz with activity. Bulbs are going to ground to get vernalized, visitors are stunned by the golden light … Continue reading

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Stay Gold

By Greg Lecker “Stay gold”- Johnny’s dying words to Ponyboy Curtis, The Outsiders I’m reminded of these words on my recent visit to the Arboretum and to Minnesota’s North Shore. This is my admonition to Mother Nature’s autumn colors palette. … Continue reading

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Marking Change

By Mary Beth Pottratz Bright sunshine warms me. A sharp blue sky is dotted with small clouds. Maple leaves are tinging shades of yellow and brick. Purple turtleheads are in full bloom throughout the sun-dappled woods. Chickadees call at the … Continue reading

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