I am very grateful to the gardeners in Minneapolis for their floral gardens. I have often benefited from these gardeners’ efforts. Many days I have found beautiful trees in blossom and varieties of flowering plants to photograph.
A more recent encounter, when I was outside photographing some small boulevard gardens, was with a woman who came out to talk to me. She showed me a Monarch butterfly chrysalis and caterpillar plus a tiny praying mantis that was in her flowerbed. It was a revelation and a reminder of how much even a small garden in the city can benefit the environment. Had this kind and friendly person not shown me, I would have missed them – completely!