18 September 2008

Rubeckia

Late summer blooms from three different Rubeckia plants

Brown-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Green-headed coneflower

12 September 2008


Is an image worth a thousand words?


Here are two images of the polar ice cap. The first was taken on 9/02/2001 and the second taken seven years later on the same date in 2008.




Make your own judgments. If you want more data, there is plenty to mine at the National Ice Center website. One of the cool features is an interactive 31 day animation chart.
We Minnesotans need a fix of snow and ice in the off season.

01 September 2008

Prairie Daze

An end-of-the-summer view of prairie life

Little bluestem grass in bloom

A monarch butterfly on coneflower

Purple coneflower