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Our Outdoors: The Show and the Showy


June 28, 2021

Simonson Photo

Showy Lady Slippers bloom along a creek drain in western Minnesota the weekend of the Summer Solstice.

In the grasses, along the ditch that drains to the small trout creek down the road from the family cabin, grows a reminder of the summer solstice. While I'm not always there to see them in full bloom, and sometimes they're not yet at that stage due to seasonal timings and conditions, I often look back on the find I made one chilly and damp summer, while moving some shoreline weeds out to the p...

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