Balance of Seasons

By Greg Lecker Ice crystals on my windshield simulate the experience one might have looking up from below the surface of freezing water. The balance of season has shifted from autumn towards early winter. Highs dropped from record.50-60s to more seasonal 30s. On puddles and lakes, ice skims and even covers edges and even entire…

Fall Flowers

By Mary Beth Pottratz Occasional cool breezes remind me that today’s near 60⁰ is unusual for November! The sky is deep blue and cloudless. A lone waxwing greets me in the parking lot at the Arb, calling its high-pitched “tseet” in tremolo. Virgin’s bower vines are clumped with wispy balls of seeds that glint like…

Reflections

By Greg Lecker Driving to the Sensory Garden parking lot, I see that ginkgo trees are stubbornly holding onto their clear yellow autumn leaves. Spectacular! The woodland is largely bare, however; and it allows clear understanding of the ravine around which the Meadowlark Trail winds. This ravine separates the prairie and woodland wildflower garden from…