It's that time of year again, folks! Maybe my favorite...
I'm visiting my parents this week and today my Dad and I went out hunting for the Minnesota State Flower, the Showy Lady's Slipper. Two years ago they were primarily of the pink-and-white variety, and we saw a few yellow ones as well. We haven't seen any yellows this year, but instead have seen TONS of straight white lady's slippers. TONS! (I thought they didn't exist).
They grow in the ditches along the highway next to my parents' place. And there are millions!