Gardeners of Minneapolis – Flowers, Butterfly and other insects – City Gardens

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!

Praying mantis

Praying Mantis

Bees July 2018

Bees at work

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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