Minnesota flowers

These are some pictures from flowers in Rochester, Minnesota. I took them at the beginning of last month. I was looking at these flowers with some wistful tears. This Texas summer has been really hard on my plants. My favorite rose bush is dying. *tragic*

So, I will think about these flowers instead of my rose bush and her unsightly experience with the throes of death. ImageImageImage

Oxbow Zoo: The Land of Misfit Animals of Rochester, MN

How long do owls live? Because I have been making fun of “Mr. Who-Who-Who Are YOU?” for quite some time. I tell ya, it’s quite discomforting to see an owl turn it’s circle neck around to look at you. And IT ONLY HAS ONE EYE. I think it’s missing a talon, too.

Too bad the chunky woodchucks were hibernating. Lazy blobs. The otters were still out. So were the porcupines. But the woodchucks? Flopping in their twig and leaf flop house.

The little guys look sweet, but then they get all 'honey badger don't give a shit' on your leg.
I guess there's a reason for the chain link fence for these wolves.
Blinky the Owl
You look edible, Ann. at least your nose and fingers do.
Did you smell that, too?
You are no true patriot, Ann. I know about your Pro-Fish agenda.