Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wildlife, Yesterday

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
 -William Shakespeare

Carmi is calling for Wildlife photos after stepping out 
and discovering once again, 
even in the middle of the concrete city, nature rules.

So, here's what I discovered yesterday while on land and water in Wayzata, 
Minnesota and on Lake Minnetonka.

Strolling by I caught these eyes looking at me!

It was a reunion for Monarchs.

They were everywhere.

I must mention a lot of quacking was going on as well.

"Duck love is recognizable in any language." 
Edmond Manning

"Nature never goes out of style."
author unknown

Here's what we saw once we took to the streets of Wayzata.

I couldn't resist capturing these lovely creatures, and the reflections they graciously offered.  It was an incredible day enjoyed by many.

Yes, it's what Minnesotans do, every chance we get-
stock up on incredible memories before
old man winter blows in again.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, I love this wildlife post and photos. The Monarchs are beautiful. And I love the ducks and the reflection shot is awesome. Have a happy day!

Murees Dupé said...

Beautiful photographs. You are very talented.

Gail said...

Wonderful photos!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

luv flutterbys -Killroy

Debbie said...

oooooh i just love the butterflies, such wonderful, magical sightings. they will he migrating soon!!!!!

RedPat said...

It's good to hear that there were a lot of monarchs about. I've only seen a few singles floating by on their own!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love your Monarch pics, Karen. Can you believe I haven't got one this year? I saw one at the golf course this weekend, but flutterbye didn't stick around for a picture.

Elephant's Child said...

And I am glad to hear that the Monarchs were everywhere.

TexWisGirl said...

nice sculptures. yay for monarchs!

Common Household Mom said...

It looks very lush right now! (Let's not think about winter.) I especially like the fact that you featured wildlife sculpture photos.

sage said...

Love the butterflies!

Jeanie said...

I've been more or less offline for a week. What a wonderful sight to return to! Your monarchs are majestic!

Cloudia said...

You are today's quote queen! And mistress of animals


darlin said...

Karen you put a smile on my face tonight, thank you! I love your collection of wildlife, especially the wooden ones! :-)

Bob Scotney said...

I'd love to have the monarchs in my garden.

fredamans said...

Gorgeous captures of the Monarch butterflies. I love the bronze statues too.

Alexia said...

Lovely pics, Karen. I can't wait until it's Monarch time again; this year I have bought seeds so that I will for once have enough swan-plants for all of the Monarchs who like to lay eggs in my garden :)

EG CameraGirl said...

How wonderful to see the monarch butterfly!