The largest steam engine ever made visits St. Paul before heading to Duluth. It drew crowds all along its journey. The only time I got a look at it without people standing in front of it is when I happened to be riding my bike along Shepard road the night the train arrived at the union depot.
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.
Vacant store in Chisago MN. There is plenty of vacant retail space in St. Paul too but most of it isn’t as photogenic and it isn’t red white and blue.
The milkweed is starting to bloom. The plant attracts the Monarch butterfly. The caterpillars are easier to photograph because they move slower.