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Pleasant Valley Conservation Area

Sunday, April 15th, 2007 in Illinois
Pleasant Valley Conservation Area
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Assortment

An Explosion of Wildflowers
An Explosion of Wildflowers
The 4th of July weekend caught me by surprise. Where the hell did June go? A whole month—gone in the blink of an eye. And one of my favorite months of the year, no less! This is not excellent.
Tower Grove House
Tower Grove House
One of my favorite things to see at the Missouri Botanical Garden wasn’t a flower or a shrub or a tree. It was a house. Tower Grove House.
Thermal Activity
Thermal Activity
We soon discovered that June is still winter in Yellowstone and that the colors of the geysers, so rich and rusty in summer, are quite muted at this time of year. There was still a lot of snow throughout the park.