WHAT'S THIS GROWING IN MY GARDEN?
HE'S STICKING HIS TONGUE OUT MOM
A delightful frog amuses us as he peers out from a garden of hostas.
A dandelion which sparkled in the sun
Her Name is Lily Royal
A dressed up waterlily.
A orange leaf gently hangs on to its beginning.
A wildflower that grows, where else, but the prairie.
WAGON OF FLOWERS
An old wagon sits with tubs of marigolds.
YELLOW SPIKED WILDFLOWER
Another wildflower found in one of Minnesota's beautiful state parks.
Bright yellow daffodil.
Brightly Colored Flowers
SPANGLED BUTTERFLY ON WILDFLOWER
Butterfly on a flower
Dragonflies are so pretty and unique but to catch a photo of one can really be a challenge.
Dried cattails reaching up to a cloud filled blue sky.
AMAZING FERN II
Ferns just starting their new growth before they become a lovely lacy fern.
Found in Paul Bunyon State Forest near Nevis, MN.
I have a young grandson who took this photo. He pointed the dragonfly out to me but I really couldn't see it clearly as it blended so well into its surroundings.
I have another photo here of these dazzlers. This one was played around with in editing.
Also known as dried milkweed with a bit of artistry.
Milkweed - food for the Gods or as they say - the beautiful butterflies. Their caterpillars only eat milkweed and Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed.
Milkweed looking absolutely glorious.
Our backyard which sits next to 35 acres of wetlands. It was a very foggy day with lots of sun when I took this photo. It looked rather eerie but beautiful.
STAINED GLASS WINDOW PINKS
Pink flowers found along the wayside.
Pink tulips sparkle in the morning sun and dew.
Rudbeckia flower. Also known as black-eyed Susans or coneflowers.
Sitting peacefully on a leaf passing the time of day.
TIGER LILY BUD
Soon to open bud to become a tiger lily.
The beginning of a pussywillow
The beginning stages of a fern.
This dragonfly appears to be upsidedown. I love taking photo of dragonflies but they sure don't sit still for long, do they?
Wildflower from a state forest.
Such gold appearing grasses appear from the sun at this nature center.
APPEARS AS A TRUMPET IN THE DAY
Closes at nighttime
Golden weeds with dew.
TREES, SHADOWS AND BRANCHES
I always smile when I see them.
A SMALL FLOWER GARDEN
These are certainly flowers that need sun!
That's one way to catch him for a photo.
BRIGHT YELLOW WILDFLOWERS
You certainly can't miss the yellow ones.
PERHAPS A WILD TIGER LILY
LOVE THEIR SHAPE
Another of my favorites flowers.
A HANGING BASKET OF FLOWERS
If you don't grow flowers, you can always buy them.
GIFT IN A BASKET
Such an interesting Flower, Easy to grow too.
The color or beautiful straw.
GLORIOUS WHITE WATER LILY
Taken directly from the pond.
BRIGHT YELLOW FLOWERS AMONG WETLANDS
These pretty yellow flowers were growing right in the middle of the wetland grasses.