A welcome sign of spring

A beautiful crocus blooming outside our front door.

A beautiful crocus blooming outside our front door is a welcome sign of spring. It is amazing that such a beautiful flower is so hardy — it will bloom even before the snow melts!

You can’t help but smile when you see this crocus blooming, even when it is 40°F and should be 63°F!

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April 23, 2013 from my window. A spring winter wonderland.

April 23, 2013 from my window. A spring winter wonderland.

Meanwhile, 180 miles to the north where I work in Minnesota, we woke up to several inches of heavy wet snow on April 23. It’s melting fast though.

At home in Iowa, we have received just over 5 inches of rain in the last two weeks, so we are beginning to replenish the depleted subsoil moisture that carries our crops through the summer. We are hoping for timely rains this spring and summer.

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One Response

  1. I’ve added a photo from today’s late snow storm in Minnesota.

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