happy monday!

i was going to add an exclamation point, but then i realized these daisies were doing that all by themselves.

wild ox-eye daisies

roadside, northeast minneapolis, minnesota

 

  • Manisha says:

    So cute and picked in my area of the city. Yay!

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    • These were picked at the SE corner of Hwy 88 and 29th Ave NE (Cnty Rd C). There is huge roadside patch there :-)

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edible art

circular leaves, striking veins, a palette of greens…c’mon already. and it’s edible!

garden nasturtium leaves

saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    i really love this one

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on how i could never be the crocodile hunter

as i hopped from foot to foot shrieking helpful advice like “ohmygodohmygodohmygod”, my husband steve calmly scooted this 18 inch slab of prehistoric muscle and carapace onto a snow shovel and placed it gently on white paper for me to photograph. then he equally gently carried it, by shovel, down to the water’s edge to release it, while i gave quavering and unhelpful advice. i love my husband. every bit of him. and i had visions of severed parts of him ending up as snapping turtle. i’m not sure i could enjoy being married to a snapping turtle. even partly.

common snapping turtle

turtle lake, saint paul, minnesota

  • Melissa says:

    Awww. I love turtles! We always rescue wandering turtles who think crossing roads is a good idea!! I have a turtle tattoo and my screen name is Purpleturtle without the vowels… And, THANK YOU for this awesome post!! Such a cute face!! 8*)

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when it rains

it has been a wet summer so far. one of the perks has been an unusual abundance of mushrooms.  i lifted these from my yard just as they were and placed them on a white sheet of tag board to photograph. then promptly came into the house and washed my hands.

unidentified wild mushrooms

saint paul, minnesota

 

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other worldly

several weeks ago i shared a close-up photo of a water lily rhizome. the sort of grotesque beauty and otherwordliness of it surprised me. how such a flower as the one above grows from such bulbous and ungainly roots is beyond me.

water lily flower

lake valentine, saint paul, minnesota

  • Kendra says:

    Beautiful, white on white.

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