Height of Grass: Spring in NW Minnesota

I looked for growing grass, and I found new blades growing from a fallen cottonwood trunk.

 

Blades of Grass on Fallen Cottonwood Trunk

Blades of Grass on Fallen Cottonwood Trunk

 

I took a walk looking for signs of spring and heard a meadowlark singing, singing from a wire high above the earth.

 

Eastern Meadowlark on High Wire

 

In the underbrush, I followed a sparrow tending its nest.

 

White-throated Sparrow in the Underbrush

 

The wind blew through the flowering aspens.

 

Wind in Flowering Aspens

 

Moss grew in the woodlot.

 

Moss in Late-April Woodlot

 

A ruby-crowned kinglet checked my advance near the creek.

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

Today it rains; rain will fall through the night, the forecast tells. And then we will have new aspen leaves and bathing birds. I think this is probably true.

It is not spring’s progress to the south of us, but it is progress, nonetheless.

 

Bloom in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

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