A 'showy' roadside surprise
For nearly a quarter century, Bill Sazama has mowed the Highway 10 roadside from Perham to New York Mills, but June 29, 2009, was the first time he spotted Minnesota's state flower in his path.
Alas, such beauty is fleeting. By about July 1, the petals of the showy lady's slipper were already beginning to dry to a dull brown.
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