Friday, July 1, 2016


So cooler today and under a Flash Flood Watch for the weekend.  How ironic when we can hardly get a drop.  I want rain but I don't really want a crazy amount.  As they say though, "Beggars can't be choosy".   Guess we shall see what happens.  Anyway, today's photo is of a Showy Lady Slipper that I saw at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.  It is only one of maybe 100s that we saw.  It was a very good year for them and there were huge groups of them growing in the woods.  This flower is in the Orchid family and is a wildflower that is somewhat rare but is Minnesota's state flower.  It is also known as a Pink Lady Slipper and also as The Queen's Lady Slipper.  This is a link to a map of a growing range of the US for it and it's quite interesting:

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