Minnesota 2015

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Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:14 pm

We’re starting pictures from a new (I guess old) trip, to Minnesota, 2015. We’ll start off with a nice neighborhood near where my husband used to live.
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As you probably know, Minnesota has many lakes. Here is a shot of one.
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And from another view.
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We have just arrived at the legendary Mall of America. We won’t be climbing.
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There were many rides inside. This one seemed to stretch and twist all around.
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Must have been something interesting.
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Another view of that wild ride.
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Roller coasters are a must.
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Hard Rock be everywhere.
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Lots to see and do here.
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Swing and ride.
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Ride and swing.
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Re: Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:53 pm

We’re still at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are greeted.
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Anyone can come in to play with Legos.
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Even an elevator affords some entertainment.
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Gold sprinkles from on high.
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Nice place to land.
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Many ways to get around.
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Grand ceiling.
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Where are we?
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Caught this odd shot from an escalator.
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Not a bad view of the whole thing.
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Still there.
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Always something fun to do.
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Re: Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:07 pm

We’re still at the Mall of America.
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People everywhere.
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Water chute ride.
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Two characters with two other characters.
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Kid ride.
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Face painting. Butterfly?
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Not sure what this ride was supposed to be
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This pig probably helps grill tasty meats.
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We’ve left the mall and are visiting a nature center.
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There’s a lake in there somewhere.
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Sturdy mailbox.
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I never heard of a rain garden, but I guess it is a good thing.
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Re: Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:16 pm

Now that we’re in a nature center, we’ll see a lot of flowers.
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Thistles have a special kind of beauty.
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These blossoms look a little confused.
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Bee… careful!
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Daisy convention. If you look close, you can see where I duplicated a few flowers to fill in a sparse spot. I have no shame.
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No stinger on a moth.
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Bursting out all purple.
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These flowers think they are fried eggs.
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Not exactly a flower, I guess. Still kind of pretty.
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A little bedraggled, but nice enough.
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It’s as if they are reaching for a higher purpose.
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We have come full circle.
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Re: Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:35 pm

I seem to be captivated by these tiny “daisies."
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Early wine.
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These yellow flowers want to take over.
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A bell for woodland creatures.
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Demanding attention.
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More “bells,” stylized.
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Looks like a group of pom pom decorations.
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Another orange beauty.
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Bug diner.
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Teensy flowers.
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Baby thistles.
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Going to extremes to get that shot.
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Re: Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:49 am

My son gets an iPhone shot.
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Doing a lens blur on the background makes this leaf stand out.
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Blossoming up the stalk.
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What’s down these stairs?
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Arboretum visitor center.
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Nice place to rest or eat lunch.
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Dreaming of little white flowers.
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Flower with knobs.
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What the hay?
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Notice the bee doing his thing.
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Not quite all there.
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Giving it a good shot.
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Re: Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:23 pm

Vying for attention.
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Susan may be getting competition.
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I hope he’s having fun, being the star of the show.
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He can always sit here.
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“I see you, and I’m not thrilled.”
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“I’d rather be flying.”
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“Turn the lights out and I’ll wake up!”
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I took a picture of this picture on the wall at an angle, so I had to stretch it out to fit what appeared to be normal, to me, anyway.
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You might be surprised if you just look up.
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And again.
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Cherries, I presume.
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Probably not edible.
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Re: Minnesota 2015

Post by Roanoker » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:01 pm

A green forest is always appreciated.
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And this is where we are.
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Small and bright.
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We had occasion to visit a golf club. Even potted flowers are fun to capture.
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Well, I said it was a golf club.
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It is the next day, 8/9/15, and we are back at the nature center.
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Small, but beautiful. (Not the hand.)
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Flowers can take on so many shapes and colors.
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The visitor center is not shabby.
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I’m looking over… Oh, wait! That’s a different kind.
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I like the viewers better than the view.
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Reaching for the end. We’re there!
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