Water lilies at Como Park, St. Paul

I love these flowers!!  And I missed seeing them the last several years.  Well, tonight was the night!  I decided to take the short drive to Como Park AFTER the zoo and conservatory closed so as to miss the hoards of people that undoubtedly were visiting this fine park.  I found a parking spot easily and headed to the outside of the conservatory where these gorgeous flowers are blooming.  They are Victoria water lilies and commonly called Blooming Victorias. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Click on any image to view the gallery.

I saved this one for the end.  I wasn’t sure if this would look so good since it’s in the bright sun. But I really love the way it came out.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Close Up

Here’s my entry for this week’s photo challenge.  Click on the link to see more entries or to enter yourself. And click on any image within the gallery to see it larger.  Enjoy!!

And last but not least, one of my all time favorites, the moon flower:

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

I have some photos of doors:

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Muse

“What subject keeps you coming back? This week, show us your muse.”

Seems I have two that I come back to again and again: flowers and sunsets. So I think I’ll do a gallery of each if you don’t mind. Enjoy!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G. Biv

Sure, I’ll play!!

Roy G. Biv: no, he’s not the new bagger down at the grocery store. “Roy G. Biv” is an acronym made of the first letters of the seven colors of the rainbow, to help you remember: Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. It’s also your photo challenge theme for this week!

And one last one of the Wabasha Street bridge decorated in rainbow flags the day after  Governor Dayton signed the freedom to marry into law in 2013:

freedom to marry-Wabasha Street bridge decorated in rainbow flags

freedom to marry-Wabasha Street bridge decorated in rainbow flags

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photos of spring in the twin cities

Now that summer is nearly here I realized that I left this post in draft mode and never finished it. There were some very beautiful flowers that I photographed that I’d like to share. Click on any image to see it larger and enjoy!

Next up…..a variety of blooms and plants:

Finally, what would life be like without my helper in the garden? Fritz amongst the lilies of the valley:

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a weekend up north

We had another successful Memorial day “open the cabin” weekend up north.  We also had a nice, warm and sunny day. Bonus!   Below are a handful of photos. Click on any image in the gallery to see it larger.

I was so busy cooking and cleaning that I didn’t get photos of the food.  I made rhubarb crisp for dessert and look what I happened upon when I went to pick the rhubarb that I brought up to the cabin.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

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