Selected Allergens of the Midwest

Thus far, glorious fall colors seem to be found more in tough prairie flowers than in fall leaves. They are marvelous to behold en masse …

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And even the leaves of flowers that have succumbed to the season have a certain sculptural elegance …

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Frankly, the fake flowers in a local shop where I met a former student, Beth, were rather easier to take, at least for the allergy-prone among us.

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It was tempting to take Beth’s picture, too, because she looked so charming and poised, every inch the clever and sophisticated professional she now is. I resisted, because I suppose there is a limit to how often one can prevail upon one’s graduates to smile cheerily at one’s camera.

The cell phone was at hand when I attempted a short sunset stroll.

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I’m told that’s Jupiter glimmering on the horizon. The random weeds in the foreground you can no doubt guess at.

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