Thursday, March 22, 2012
Last Week of Winter Before the Spring Rains
A week ago when this photo was taken, Iowa just completed the warmest winter on record. Along the 42N latitude ground cover generally took on this overall color of yellowish brown. Lovely but hey, no snow. I don't have an "after" photo of this scene to share but rest assured that green has busted out. More warm temperatures and generous rains fueled the upper midwest's growth of early season green plants. Time to condition the mowers - it won't be but a few days, maybe a week before the spinning blades are cutting grass again. Wonderful. Know that.