Spring has been a long time coming in Minnesota this year. Finally on Mother’s Day the last of the ice landed on our shore and then melted as the day progressed. We have lived here since 1992 and it is the latest ice out I remember.
It’s hard to keep a positive outlook when you don’t like winter to begin with and it stretches out into May. Last evening I went for a walk near our home and it was great to hear the birds singing. As I left the yard two loons flew overhead with their familiar calls. I love sleeping with the windows open and listening to them as I go to sleep.
The frog chorus has begun in the nearby swamp and the pussy willows have come and gone already. One of the hard parts about a late spring is the things that usually last for at least a few days are hurried by a quick warm-up in temperatures. It seemed like the pussy willows lasted only for a day and then they were gone.
Tomorrow morning I will begin my annual search for the wild flowers in bloom. ’A friend said last evening that she saw cow slips and bloodroot blooming, two of my favorites.
Have a blessed day! I know I will as we will experience our first over 80 degree day today.