Minnesota has forty-two different kind of native orchids. Two kinds are in bloom this week. A week ahead of schedule. Usually they bloom Father’s Day weekend.
First the yellow Lady’s Slippers along the back drive bloomed. Seven of them are blooming this year.
This gal is one of my favorite plants..yellow and beautiful. Note she is all nestled up to a bunch of poison ivy.
We went to a flea market yesterday…along the way back we stopped in the rain to get a few photos. The Showy Lady’s Slippers are in bloom. This is the State flower of Minnesota.
They grow wild in the road side ditches.
It sure didn’t rain very much. The dry weather may have forced the Lady’s Slippers to bloom earlier than normal. Typical plant reaction..stress them and they bloom.. so they have their last hurrah before croaking.
We walked Chance through the Flea Market..he was a pill..barking at a little puppy. He likes other dogs if he knows them..but if he doesn’t know them then he pretends to be a rough and tough I am bigger than you Border Collie ruff ruff. What a turd.
Far Guy bought a old station wagon toy car..most likely for his train set. I bought nothing..I priced a few thing for the museum..like wire dress forms. Uffda they are expensive.
It was a nice day off spent with my boys:)