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4 Hours and Counting…

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!

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

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

 

This past week when my husband and I were out driving I spotted this turkey in a farm field and made my husband stop for a picture.  I’ve saved it for today’s post.

In our rural area we see a lot of interesting things made of hay bales.  Around Halloween farmers will take stuffed clothes and attach them to the outside of the bale  to make it look like someone was rolled up in it by the baler. 

At Christmas time farmers make huge snowmen out of the bales for decoration.  The most unusual hay bale art I saw was a tractor formed out of hay bales and then they sprayed it John Deere green to make it really look like a tractor.  Pretty cool!

In the past week I also had to dodge about a dozen wild turkeys crossing the road on the way to work.  It’s not the best photo but it shows the wild turkeys just the same.

May your day best blessed with the love of friends, family, words seasoned with kindness and bountiful food in a warm cozy home.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Jeanne

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2010 in Holidays

 

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