We had the opportunity to travel to Bemidji last week for a stay in a housekeeping cabin at Finn n Feather resort. It was a trip down memory lane as our little family used to vacation there every summer back in the 70's and 80's. These pictures were taken at Bemidji State Park just north of down on the "Bog Walk". We had never before seen the Minnesota state flower (Showy Lady Slipper) in the wild. There were probably fifty plants or so as well as numerous other wild flowers. The second one is a pitcher plant which forms a little bowel, secrets liquid into it, and entices little critters like ants into it for a nice dinner. The loon needs no explanation although if you click for a closer look it shows the green band on its neck quite nicely. The last picture is of Jack, Cindy, Jean, and I on the Bog Walk. They were able to get away for a few days to join us fishing and enjoying the great north woods.