Actually, the snow we had last Wednesday was the one I promised her to be the last. Yesterday’s storm gave us another inch of snow, but it was only a rain event at her school about one hundred miles south of here, so I’m arguing that my promise has not been broken. At Blue Jay Barrens we have had 22 snow storms this season and a total of 44 inches of snowfall. In addition we have had three more storms that brought a total of 0.8 inches of ice.
The snow was melting rather quickly, but the
temperature suddenly dropped and the wet snow froze into a hard crust.
The south side was sheltered from
the cold wind and retained much of its heat.
The snow never got a foothold there.
By mid afternoon the temperature was in the fifties, the snow was gone
and the ants were out working on their mounds.
sparrows have spent the past few months roosting and foraging in the tall grass
By the end of the day they
had rebounded considerably. I’ve noticed
that wet stalks have the ability to bend without breaking and tend to regain
their shape as they dry.
Many of the late spring
blooming prairie plants are already beginning their growth and they won’t be
put off by a little late winter snow.
Those fields are used
for hay production and are already showing a lot of green. Once the trees put on their leaves, the
distant view will be lost.
about removing a couple of these trees to allow a little more sunlight into the
The snow was half an inch
thick on the north-west side of the utility pole.
No matter how much things change on neighboring properties, this view
should remain relatively constant.
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