Exploring west of the Mississippi in the Twin Cities provided ample photo opportunities the past few days for me. I am posting some pictures for you to enjoy. And I might add it was very difficult to just choose a few!
The first set of photos are from Art in Bloom. It is a four day festival of floral arrangements paired with fine art currently at the Minneapolis Institute off Arts. This year's event has a Japanese theme. The energy and creativity of some 160 floral artists were quite eye catching and thought provoking. Each floral arrangement was created to evoke the spirit, energy and mood of a particular piece of fine art.
The second set of photos were taken from the Mill City Museum 8th floor observatory, Mill Ruins Park, St. Anthony Falls, Lock and Dam and Stone Arch Bridge.
Both of these trips were a reminder to me that we do not have to travel far since we have beauty right at our own doorstop.