Haying is in full swing in GriggsDakota and today Cattleman Jim had the double sickle mower out cutting ditches.
We will use this ditch grass for hay.
Mowing the ditches is a useful method of weed control.
The townships and counties require that the roadsides be trimmed in July for safety.
Hiding in the grasses were Wild Prairie Roses.
I could smell these beauties before I saw them.
The Wild Rose scent is pure, clear, and strong, but never too strong in the open GriggsDakota air.
It had enticed a bee to overindulge. He wasn't flying anywhere for awhile.
The bright pink buds
open into soft pink single blooms.
The blossoms fade slightly in the sun, then drop their petals.
Today was the day to stop and smell the Wild Prairie Roses in GriggsDakota.