Half of the population of the Twin Cities was at St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo the day we visited. Gorgeous late summer day that was bright, clear and dry with a high only in the 80s. (in contrast to our triple-digit temps in Arkansas.)
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul’s Como Park is a a feast for the eyes, whether you’re a gardener or not.
It’s hard to beat the scenery while driving around the U.S. with the top down.
Aunt Betty in Minnesota has a terrific garden. Beautifully balanced between shade and sun, all surrounded by that lush, deep green northern grass that southern lawns can’t grow. It is a lovely refuge from everything stressful.
Flying is miraculous. How those mammoth metal tubes stay in the air is still amazing. However, traveling by car allows one to see so much more. The two-seater, rag-top trip to the upper Midwest produced a bevy of signs. Alas, the we missed capturing most interesting one, south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which read: “Private dirt pile. No trespassing.”
Others from our trip:
Iowa has more wind turbines than any state we’ve visited, except Texas. North of Ames, there are almost as many as there are cornfields, as seen from I-35 north.
It’s amazing how they can cling to an apparently smooth surface.
This hummingbird has become king of the roost and never allows any other bird to feed.