It was my birthday this past week.
I didn’t have any specific plans, but I knew I wanted to spend the day outdoors, so I grabbed my little family and we took off for a drive around some of the wonderful lakes we have here in the Twin Cities along the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway.
So we decided to share. When I was little, my dad used to take us kids to the park to feed the squirrels and ducks. ♥ If you’ve followed my blog for long, you already know how I feel about squirrels, but I love ducks!
Speaking of beauty… here’s my beauty of a daughter sitting among some of the Salvia plantings they had there. ~
You can’t tell from this photo, but this here is the most GIGANTIC bumble bee I’ve ever seen in my entire life! It was seriously a freak of nature! I wish I could have caught a better photo of it, but it was on the move ~ probably to go and chow down more nectar to try and sustain its massiveness. 😉~
Lyndale Park Peace Garden and Robert’s Bird Sanctuary are located across the road from the Rose Garden. It was equally as lovely there, but we didn’t take many photos. Although, my sis took this one with her cell. There were some pretty cool rock formations situated here and there with little living things growing in the cracks and crevasses.~
As we continued our drive along Minneapolis’ Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway and Chain of Lakes we also saw Nessie! So that’s why they can’t find her in Loch Ness… she’s hanging out in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. 😉
I wrapped up my day with a family dinner at The Green Mill and then cake at my mom’s. It was a very nice day. Thanks for letting me share the highlights of it with you! 🙂