Dave invited us down to see the Lady’s Slippers. He lives on the property that we used to own…Pine Springs Resort…it is no longer a resort but a private home.
Far Guy found these Lady Slippers in June way back in about 1987, there were two blooms that year, peaking up around a log on the log pile.
We built a fence to protect them and from then on we have enjoyed seeing the clump get larger and larger.
I counted at least 75 blooms this year. 2 blooms that first year and 29 years later there are over 75…amazing!
They are just beautiful! Her real name is Cypripedium reginae or Showy Lady’s Slipper the State Flower of Minnesota.
Here is one view of the lake.
I kinda miss living on the lake, Far Guy does not. We met many wonderful people from all walks of life and it was a good place to raise teenage girls. Neither of us miss cleaning cottages, and Far Guy doesn’t miss the 90 mile one way compute to work. He commuted daily for just about ten years.