Beginning Good-Bye to Winter

Good-byes to winter begin. Yesterday the force of extreme prairie breezes lifted stocking caps and waves pushed blocks of ice onto shore at Lewis & Clark Lake on the Missouri River.

It’s 40 degrees F. and much calmer today. We go for a walk at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, USDA 4-5a. Much too soon for the first green haze of deciduous trees, evergreens supply our promise of green spring.

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Snow piles are sad and deflated as leftover holiday inflatables.

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Ponds remain partially frozen.

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Today is blue sky and open blue water on the river, but wave marks remain from yesterday’s wind.

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When trees are brown, the lichens can star.

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Native grasses weathered winter snow blankets and remain upright!

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Evergreen pine looks so inviting for campers soon to visit.

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Pruning and cleanup will dress up the new season.

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Trees, ever optimistic, adjust to changes ahead.

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