On a beautiful day in the middle of June,I had the privilege of taking a bus load of students and some parents to A Rocha in the Pembina Valley.This was a trip I was excited about.
I got to spend the day wandering around the premises by myself and enjoy the beauty there,and I got paid to do so.I figured that was a pretty good deal.
Of course my cameras came with me,so today I invite you to join me as we check out this place.
I will not even attempt to name the different flowers.I enjoyed them even though I didn't know the names,so I hope you can do the same.
As I have mentioned before,the gardens are mostly left to look very natural so sometimes the weeds/wildflowers are growing right alongside the cultivated plants.
On the spacious deck are several Hummingbird feeders.Seeing I was on the deck by myself,the birds came more readily.I took MANY pictures that day,but not all turned out right.I like this one,showing that brilliant gorget.
This flower has a very delicate look,which caught my attention.
I do believe this is in the Butterfly weed family,but I could be wrong.I liked the color and the tiny flowers as well.
The unfolding of a flower is as interesting as the fully opened blossom.
Even the delicate flowers of the grass are pretty.
This Yellow-tiger Swallowtail has lost one tail,but still looked healthy and was very active.
Every time I go to this place,I love to see this winding road through the trees.I don't know what it is,but it looks good to me.
The time came to leave this charming place and this is how I felt about it. Ha! Ha!
I hope you enjoyed your time at A Rocha as much as I did. Let's do it again.
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