I met my good friend Pam for lunch today at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary. It’s one of our favorite meeting spots because it’s green and lush and right in our back yards.
For the second year in a row, our spring visit coincided with the arrival of the Showy Lady’s Slipper, Minnesota’s state flower.
They’re a rare sight, since they appear for only one or two weeks each year (much like Minnesota’s summers). So we were pretty giddy about spotting a huge clump of them today.
Pam was very patient as I attempted to photograph them from every conceivable angle. She was also very generous as I went on to consume most of her oatmeal cookies and an apple. Good friends are like that: patient and generous.
Thanks for a wonderful walk, Pam. I’m looking forward to our next adventure in the woods!