Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tracks and Traces

By Greg Lecker On a gray Christmas Eve day, I have the Arboretum nearly to myself, except for one or two walkers and a photographer.  Temperatures are mild; the air is very still.  From one of the trees lining Three … Continue reading

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Beautiful Forms

By Mary Beth Pottratz “The dry grasses are not dead for me. A beautiful form has as much life at one season as another,” said Henry David Thoreau, and his quote tops the Nature Notes board in the lobby of … Continue reading

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Woods, Lovely, Dark, and Deep

By Boak Wiesner I had just enough energy today for a short jaunt in the new fallen snow, our area’s first real taste of the white stuff. Knowing that some real cold is in the offing, I’m glad, weirdly, for … Continue reading

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Muted – “A Hazy Shade of Winter”

By Greg Lecker Like the rest of south central Minnesota, the Arboretum is has been wet this past week, and gray – the color Simon & Garfunkel had in mind when they sang of “A Hazy Shade of Winter”.  Colors … Continue reading

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