Archive for April, 2017

Tulips and Rhododendron

The tulips were not eaten by deer this year.  I haven’t seen these fully bloom in a few years.


2017 Hummingbird Patrol

The hummingbirds seem to be about a week earlier than last year, which isn’t surprising given the mild winter and early spring we’ve had.  When the first ones are sighted in southern Minnesota we usually get the feeder out.  It shouldn’t be long now.

2017 hummingbird map

2017 Hummingbird Migration Map

First Harbingers of Spring


It’s always exciting when the crocus bloom.  This year they’re not struggling to erupt through a layer of snow and they seem very happy about it.

MTP Originals

handmade in Minnesota

minnesota growing

Growing things in the frozen upper midwest

Through Open Lens

Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

leaf and twig

where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry

Travels of the Elderly

Just another site