Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stillwater's Aiple Estate

Last week I posted the video from our bike club’s recent visit to the former Aiple estate, which was purchased by the city of Stillwater with the goal of turning the property into a park.  

The development plans include launch areas for non-motorized watercraft.  It’s an incredible spot and should make a beautiful public respite as well as a fine addition to the city’s park system.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Thoughts for the Work Week Ahead

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday Blessings

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holiday Weekend Wishes

Friday, November 24, 2017

Made My Choice!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Holiday Blessings

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Aiple Estate

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Aiple Estate

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Trees of Bon Bon Acres

Introducing Juglans cinerea

Around Bon Bon Acres, nothing is quite as exciting as discovering new trees.  A couple years ago, a lone brave sapling rose up from the pasture weeds soon to be followed by others of its kind.   

The identity of this new resident has remained a mystery until this autumn when I enlisted the aid of my neighbors via Stillwater’s Nextdoor website.  After a hearty discussion, it was determined the flora in question is a Butternut tree, also known as White Walnut.   

This hardwood is a cousin to the Black Walnut and is very important to wildlife thanks to its delicious nuts.  They grow to be lovely trees and I look forward to their maturation!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Thoughts for the Holiday Week Ahead

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Autumnal Scenes from the Gateway Trail

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Enjoy the Weekend

Friday, November 17, 2017

Autumn Ends

A few last looks at the lovely
Gateway Trail in fall.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saluting America's Heroes

Monday, November 6, 2017

Thoughts for the Work Week Ahead

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

It's a Brand New Month