There are flowers right outside my office and I can see the butterflies from my desk. Oh, look a butterfly!
Lindstrom is a small town north of the Twin Cities. There are a lot of lakes and cabins in the area. I spent my summers as a child on South Center Lake mear Lindstrom.
These grow in swampy areas. I found this one while o a bike ride through Lilydale regional park. Probably best to stay out of swampy areas this time of year but I couldn’t resist.
I have a patch of milkweed growing in the backyard. I love the smell of it when it blooms and I like to watch the butterflies stop by for a taste.
The milkweed is starting to bloom. The plant attracts the Monarch butterfly. The caterpillars are easier to photograph because they move slower.