We wanted to get outside of the city of Paris to see what the surrounding area was like. The city is surrounded by a ring road – a crowded freeway that defines the edge of the central city. We went to three places outside of the ring road, on three different days.
Mike was really interested in riding on one of the fast European trains, so one day we took a train to Geneva, Switzerland and back.
I spent most of this week at the North American Prairie Conference, which was held in Winona this year.
We had a nice visit from some friends from the city. They came for walks, dinner and a sleepover. We had a great time.
Paris is a wonderful place to walk – we walked at least 10 miles every day, taking in the sights and sounds.
As usual at this time of year, I’m way behind on blog posts. The weather has been beautiful so I’ve been able to work outside most mornings, before the sun gets too hot, and we’ve had a lot of visitors in the afternoons.
We were in Paris for two weeks at the end of June. We had a wonderful time – walking and looking at people and scenery.
We were gone for a few weeks (Paris and Geneva – I’ll post a story as soon as I get my photos organized) and now the prairies and the butterflies are into their summer glory.
I have 170 Polyphemus caterpillars this year! I’m hoping I can find good homes for most of them. Right now they’re living in cages on our screened porch.
We only have a few plants of Butterfly weed growing naturally at the farm. This is one on the east side of Indian Grass Point. We’ve been planting them in our reconstructed prairies, so someday we’ll have many more.