mulleins in winter

rice creek regional park, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    such a strong plant and a great source of food for our birdies in the winter

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    • still says:

      Margie-
      I am enjoying this blog as much for your insights, as I am for being able to share my images.
      Mary Jo

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skulls

assorted skulls

gathered on walks in the great lakes region

 

  • margie says:

    isn’t it amazing how those huge orange incisors in front of it’s actual mouth allow the beaver to gnaw underwater with it’s mouth closed

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damaged feathers

grand marais harbor on lake superior, northern minnesota

  • margie says:

    damaged but still so beautiful

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hoary alyssum seed pods

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

  • Kathleen says:

    Very lovely. I remember calling it ‘money plant’ when I was young. I never knew its proper name.

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  • margie says:

    not sure this actually is lunaria
    i have lunaria in my backyard garden and it doesn’t have this shape or size of “coins”. It could be another relative in the mustard family.

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    • still says:

      Margie, you are right. It is hoary alyssum. All I needed was “mustard family” to get to the right source. Thanks again!

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  • Jessica says:

    Absolutely beautiful.! I know it as ‘Silver Dollars’.

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winter roadsidia

lupinus seed pods, gunflint trail, northern minnesota

  • margie says:

    one of my favorite garden things
    any time of year

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    • still says:

      Margie, do you know what it is? I couldn’t identify it. I picked it roadside, hence “roadsidia”.

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  • margie says:

    sorry i didn’t even read your description
    it is lupinus seed pods

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    • still says:

      Thank you! I was coming up blank trying to identify it. The fuzziness had me thinking nettles leaves…not seed pods. I am thrilled to know the name! And it makes so much sense since the Gunflint trail in northern Minnesota is abundant in wild lupines. Thanks so much Margie!

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