The orange trees are still orange.
Some thoughts: If the chemicals they used on the fields turned the trees orange what does it do to people who breathe it in? Or the deer or wild turkeys…or those magnificent Bald Eagles?
We went to Detroit Lakes to the Antique Mall. I bought some more old photos…not a surprise…it was fun to look at four different walls other than ours. The sun was out even if it was chilly…barely above zero.
Come summer there will be road construction along Highway 34 from Height of Land to Akeley… that ought to make some tourists real happy. They are putting in a few passing lanes on this very busy two lane highway….you know for those who must pass because everyone else is driving the speed limit yet those pulling boats and campers just have to get there faster!
Piles of brush on the roadsides. I know that several areas of Lady Slippers were marked, I hope they were all dug last fall. Whatever seeds are in the ground will be moved around a bit now…when that happened in 1969 along this road twenty years later there were many more Lady Slippers…so it is not all a bad thing. It just looks different for now. FYI it takes twenty years for a Lady Slipper seed to grow into a flowering plant in the wild providing it finds exactly the right fungus to grow on.
We know lots of back roads to avoid this road and avoid them we will next summer.