I know it seems a little fishy...
...palm trees in Minnesota.
What is this? Big green leaves?
Water that isn't frozen?
Let's look a little closer....nope, not frozen.
This almost looks like a flower. Can we get in really close?
Oh...it is a flower. Some sort of fancy orchid I'd say.
It's so toasty and warm here that the women dance around naked. I knew that would get your attention.
Oh...more palm trees. If you're from Minnesota, I bet you know where we are by now.
Beautiful tropical flowers.
So many varieties.
Even a showy lady slipper.
Are you feeling the humid warm air yet?
I'm starting to think summer may come to Minnesota eventually.
But if you just can't wait until it arrives....
...and if you can't afford to hop in a plane for some tropical place....you might want to come here. There are azaleas blooming.
And orchids tucked in here and there.
And naked ladies dancing amongst the foliage.Beautiful from any angle.
And flowers that should really start blooming in the next week or so....the star gazer lilies are getting ready to put on a show.And the water isn't hard and white.And the flowers beg for you to stay a little bit longer.
And then there is this path...
....that brings you to a time long ago.
With running stream surrounded by green....
...and a canopy of ferns....
...ferns of every kind.
Even baby ferns that for some reason remind me of dinosaurs.
But the best part of all is the green. Green above, green below, green all around.