They first sprouted when I was in Minneapolis last weekend. My dad called and left me an out-of-breath message, which I will transcribe here for your amusement:
"Kady! Forget the transplanting they're all over between the Heart's cabin and the road. And... they're...Oh, Kady...not a million...but probably...I've seen about ten now and I've seen some plants that haven't blossomed yet. Aw...Kady...anyway...ummm...I'm just gonna be a horticulturist from now on, I'm not gonna be monkeyin' with no deer hunting and...OH MY GOSH!! I almost stepped on two plants without blooms!. Oh my word. Kady They're all over. OH MY GOSH!! MORE!! They're not blooming but the plants are here. They're all over Kady...you can't...it's a sanctuary we can't even walk out here. Bye."
So today, dad and I tromped around the ditches alongside Highway 11 and also Rocky Point Road to bring you these gorgeous photos of our state flower, the "Showy Lady's Slipper":
|You can see where they get their name, because don't they look just like a little lady's slipper!?
|Look how big they are!
|Here's a big yellow one! I love it's little mustache thingee.
|Yellows and pinkies growing together!
|Clumps of them all over the place!