Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mid-April, Still Winter

 True to its beginning, April remains a Winter month.
 Ducks take turns keeping open patches of water from freezing as our overnight temperatures fall to the teens.
The robins don't know what to make of it, and frankly, neither do we. 
 If you look carefully at the roadside in the photo above, you will see shoots of green weeds and grass.
The sight surprised me.
The landscape looks like November. 
 Fierce winds and snow squalls spice up the day.
And that is to be the weather story again this week.  
It is tempting to burrow into a warm place and take a long Winter's nap. 
 But the cattle still need to be fed every day.
 Although it is difficult to feel, the land is warming. The sunlight is very strong. 
If we stand right here, eventually we will swim in GriggsDakota.

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