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​Little did Johann Gottfried Zinn(1727–59) know that when he classified and then named the Zinnia after himself how far and wide this member of the sun flower…

Southern Dakota County, a storm moves across the prairie, Sophia hears on KTIS that a severe thunderstorm has been issued for the area and immediately starts to…

Blazing Star is the new catchy name, aka liatris spicata. Shares the same family, Asteraceae, with the Sunflower and Daisy. It starts blooming in mid summer and…

Zinnia's come in all colors, pink, red, creme, yellow, violet, white and many others. They bloom in mid-summer and are perennial so each year they will stand…

Pink & White Lily's in the front garden. On the edge of a massive rain storm, these lily's await a healthy downpour. The forecast calls for heavy rain for most…

I spent many lazy, long hot summer days at Pine Point Regional Park north east of White Bear Lake out in the country side just enjoying the summer sun. As the…

Late fall afternoon, dry leaves crunching under my feet. I used to take this walk almost every day when I lived in horse country in northern Washington County,…

Legend has it that a beautiful young indigenous princess threw herself off this bluff once she learned that she had been betrothed to another local indigenous…

There are some mornings in the northern plains states when the air temperature is so cold that you have to protect your mouth otherwise, the frozen air going…

On this morning, I set my camera up on a tripod on my kitchen table. The camera had a remote switch and I was shielded by a small piece of window tinting. On…

This lush image was taken after a heavy spring time rain fall at Nicols Station in the Minnesota River Valley. As the barrel remained in the shade all day, the…
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