4 Hours and Counting…

30 Apr

In just 4 short hours I will begin my mystery adventure. Oh I know where I am going but I’m not letting you in on the secret until I arrive at my destination sometime around 11 am Sunday morning.

While I should be packing for my little adventure I find myself wanting to do anything but that this evening. Packing will be easy since I love to travel light. ,A backpack for my clothes and laptop. My camera bag with my billfold,cellphone and I will be ready. It’s wonderful to not need winter clothes although they are once again predicting some snow over night.

Today after working I drove to Little Falls for a haircut, my least favorite activity but necessary I suppose at some point. I picked up some pictures I had developed and a few necessities for my adventure. On my way home I stopped at Pine Grove Park in Little Falls to check to see if the Trillium were blooming yet. Some have formed their flowers but are not open yet.

I will have to go back to the park next week to get some photos of the Trillium in full bloom. They are really quite beautiful and seem like they should be in a much more elegant setting than on the floor of the woods.

Another wildflower I found this afternoon was Wild Ginger or Asarium canadense. It is one of my favorite wildflowers for it’s uniqueness. The flower blooms at the base of the plant and not on the top like most flowers. It’s flower is pollinated by ground-dwelling insects such as beetles. It has a flower at the base of a pair of leaf stalks. Long white hairs cover its stem and leaves.

On a random note…On my way to town today I saw living lawn ornaments of the unique variety that I thought I’d share before I go to bed for 3 1/2 very brief hours of sleep. In case you think this is a farm-yard, guess again. It is on the front yard of a home in a small town. As far as I know they don’t keep turkeys as pets there. I think they are just passing through. The largest seems to be a combination of domestic and wild turkey.

Enjoy your Sunday and I will catch up with you all a little later in the day to reveal the mystery location and plans. Blessings on your day!


Posted by on April 30, 2011 in Life Happens, Nature, Photography, Vacations


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10 responses to “4 Hours and Counting…

  1. nrhatch

    April 30, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I’m intrigued . . .

    Get a good (half) night’s sleep!

  2. flyinggma

    May 1, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I wish you the same…It looks like you keep late night hours as well. 🙂 At this point I almost feel like I should just stay up and get some more things done.

    • nrhatch

      May 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Hope you’re having a blast. Can’t wait to hear about it.

      • flyinggma

        May 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

        It will be a wild ride for sure.

  3. Carol Ann Hoel

    May 1, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Looking forward to the mystery post. 🙂 Blessings to you and thank you for all the lovely photos.

    • flyinggma

      May 3, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      Happy you enjoyed the flowers. I hope I will find time on the road to post more.

  4. carldagostino

    May 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

    It is the western hemisphere north of the equator. Probably mid upper latitudes. You will arrive about 11:30. It will have a light snow this evening. You will travel light-back pack and lap top. It is a little adventure.

    • flyinggma

      May 3, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks Carl. We arrived at 11:00 but didn’t stay long.

  5. writerwoman61

    May 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I’m just catching up from the weekend, Jeanne…looking forward to the update!

    The trillium was our provincial flower in Ontario, and is a protected species there…it is illegal to pick them in provincial parks or conservation areas there!


    • flyinggma

      May 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      The trillium is also protected in our parks in Minnesota. I can’t wait to get home to photograph them open. For me it marks the beginning of spring in our area.


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