Posts Tagged ‘Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden’

I wouldn’t blame the casual reader of this blog for concluding that Minnesotans talk about nothing but the weather. But when you consider that our temperature range here is a whopping 174 degrees (and that it once dropped 71 degrees in a single day), perhaps you can understand all the fuss. And boy, was last […]


It’s officially fall in Minnesota — as I will show you soon. But first, here are a few more memories from my unintentional summer vacation. JUNE June brings us the summer solstice — which in Minnesota means days that stretch from before 5 a.m. to well after 9 p.m. Although my photos don’t do it […]


I had a wild weekend. Not in the “Dad, can you please post my bail?” kind — more in the John Muir sense: Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet … On Friday evening I strolled […]


Even after 30-plus Minnesota winters, I’m still astounded every spring when the snow stops, the ground thaws, and life re-emerges. It seems impossible (miraculous!) that anything can survive — especially the little things, like field mice and wildflowers. I have no field mice to offer today. But I do have a bumper-crop of wildflowers — […]