Pink lady’s slippers

I was contacted by a neighbor saying they had pink lady’s slippers blooming in their yard; oh, what a wonderful invitation!  Semi-hidden amidst some tall grasses,  she showed me multiple clumps of these lovely flowers.  Pink lady’s slippers are part of the orchid family, and are about 6 to 10 inches tall.  They are delicate and stand tall on a single leafless stem.  Like other ephemerals they bloom for only a few short days before the deciduous trees form their full canopy of leaves blocking sunlight to the ground.  I  sat on the ground and marveled at these beauties, thankful that I could enjoy them at their peak.

4 thoughts on “Pink lady’s slippers

  1. dlsteeg@aol.com June 8, 2020 / 8:37 pm

    Linda Thank you, miss these lovely flowers which are such a part of a Minnesota springDoris Steeg

  2. The Cedar Journal June 12, 2020 / 12:13 am

    The MN State flower! They are so elusive and so very beautiful.

    • lindastaatsphoto June 15, 2020 / 5:23 pm

      I thought the same thing Paula, but learned I was wrong. Minnesota’s state flower is the showy lady slipper which is predominantly white with pink slippers. One of the things I enjoy about photography is learning about the subjects of my images. And the pink lady slippers fit right into that category! (what do they say – we learn something new every day??)

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