We spent Memorial Day weekend up in Minnesota this year, same as every other year. I read three (and a half) books, ate way more than is at all reasonable, sat on a boat, and generally had a grand old time. T caught the biggest sunfish of the weekend, which was a big win.
My big win was giving up on fishing altogether and spending my time on the boat reading. Maybe I should have gotten a picture of me on the boat, smiling and holding up the huge hardcover book I just finished? I'll try to remember that for next time.
Before we went "up north" (translation: anything at least an hour north of the metro), we spent some time in "the cities" (translation: Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs). One evening we went to the iris gardens near-ish my parents' house, and it was SO PRETTY.
The garden was only about 30% in bloom, but even the not-quite-yet-ready flowers where beautiful to look at.
Short of spamming you with pictures for a week straight there is no way I could show you all the different types of iris they had - every color imaginable (and then some more).
This was really basically just someone's yard, not really a formal garden at all. Can you imagine this being your yard?
Somehow the fact that it isn't a super formal and organized garden makes it even more beautiful.
In summary - it was a spectacular weekend. Who could ask for anything more?
Unrelated side note: Somehow it escaped my notice that when I reply to your comments here on the site (vs in email) you don't get email notifications telling you that I replied. Oops! So, uh, if you asked me a question I totally answered - but only on the site, not in your email. Anyone know how to make replies email out to the original commenter? Else I suppose I can just reply via email, which is fine. Sorry if you thought I was ignoring you!