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Bike Trail Wildflowers

Wildflowers Love the Rain

I love this time of year and these are a few of my favorite wildflowers. I took this photo along the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail, that’s the bike trail that runs parallel to I-394. Do you know what any of these flowers are? I’d love to know, please tell me in the comments below. Thanks!

Milkweed

Milkweed

I found this amazing milkweed with it’s flowers in three different states of development. Have you ever noticed that Milkweed smells like lilacs? Such different plants, but both are very unusual in how they flower. Did you know that school children picked the pods of milkweed and were able to sell them to the military in WWII so that the fluff could be used to make life preservers for the navy?

Little Bunch of Leaves on the Lake

Little Bunch of Leaves on the Lake

I found this little bunch of leaves near the shore. Not really sure if it was attached to something under the snow or if it fell off. I plunked down on my belly and shot it with my macro lens wide open to get the shallow depth of field but with sharp details in the focused area. The low glancing light from the setting sun lit it perfectly. Nature has such detail and beauty, even in the windswept cold of winter.