Monday, May 18, 2009

Minnesota Spring

Slowly spring is arriving. Last Saturday morning, it snowed..SNOW on the 16Th of May...it melted as it hit the ground. It collected on the grill and the lawn swing. Last week a half a mile from here it hailed until the ground was white, Far Guy and I saw the dark cloud.. we got wind and a few sprinkles but no hail here. Every day the wind howls, like a mad banshee, I have never encountered such a windy spring. So far we have only had two or three really nice days. It has been freezing quite regularly at night. My Lupines are up and were nipped quite severely the other night. They showed me the under sides of their leaves in protest. I am hoping they don't croak. I have to search very hard for small signs that warmer weather is coming. The Burr Oaks are always so slow. I love them, but why couldn't they be faster.
The little violets are a spring surprise that I enjoy.

The grain crops are up, the green is a welcome sight!
Spring in Minnesota can be both frustrating and rewarding..hurry up..hurry up Spring..lots of people are waiting for you! :)

13 comments:

  1. That field looks nice and green. We have had a very rainy spring here in GA. I am thankful but it's been hard to keep up with weeding. We actually had a cold spell last night and had to turn the heat back on this morning! (not below freezing though)
    Hopefully, Spring will be there SOON!

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  2. What wonderful snapshots!!!! Nothing brings joy to my heart like Spring pictures!! I suppose it's the new life after things look so droll during the witner.
    The violet is amazing. Happy Spring to you nice lady!!

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

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  3. I have been impatient to get warm weather here in Illinois. It will probably do like it always does-goes from 60 degrees to 90 degrees with no transition. I want 70 & low humidity all year long. Where is that perfect place?

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  4. Rain go away, bring a sunny spring day. Our leaves are almost fully out, but it is so late.

    Jen

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  5. We had an windy Saturday here and then suddenly it started to thunder and lightening. What a storm we had. We were at a birthday party for our great granddaughter. Whe we left to come home the sun was shining and then when we drove into our complex it let loose again so we had to sit in the car for about 15 minutes or get soaked. Hopefully spring is on the way as the trees are starting to bud. Lilly

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  6. Today Idaho (Treasure Valley) broke a 55 year record for the hottest day... We blinked and missed spring.

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  7. Wow, that violet is gorgeous...

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  8. I think your spring may actually be slower than ours, hope your lupins make it!

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  9. Sorry I have been away some from the blogs and I have missed many good posts from you! You take wonderful photos and your signs of spring are slow like us here in Maine...but they are here...none the less. Isn't it a great time of year? Now the weather here is down right crazy! It was 23 last night and today it is supposed to be in the 80's!! The body can't get used to that so quickly...drives me nuts but that's life in Maine! Great post!!

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  10. Same thing here! It has been one of the coldest springs I can remember in a long, long time. We will probably go from winter here straight into summer.
    My tulips and daffodils are up, and finally some green are coming on the trees too.
    Today is a high of 49 and tomorrow? They SAY 80!!!!! I will believe it when I see it. And then it is predicted to go back to 60. Lord, no wonder the plants are confused!!!

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  11. It is about time that spring gets there. I miss visiting Minnesota in June and seeing peony bushes blooming and roses and spring flowers. Spent my summers in Grand Rapids for 20 some summers, but not anymore. We are going to hit 80's today and tomorrow so you should be warming up soon.

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  12. Oooh you have a longer wait than I do even. Our spring isn't delayed by snow and cold as much as by grey, gloomy constantly drizzily days. But a cold night can be a big fat surprise to some of our plants that get used to the drizzily tepidness.

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