Friday, March 30, 2012

Minnesota early spring flowers

The flowers are out early this year. I've previously posted photos of crocuses from various yards in the neighborhood. There are some wild flowers that are blooming in this warmest of all Minnesota Marches. I found these at Crosby Farm park and they were thriving in this early season. These blue flowers, I think, based on an internet image search are wood squills or sometimes called siberian squill. These are also growing in lawns in my part of the city.

These yellow flowers are marsh marigolds. They grow in wetlands and this case very near Upper Lake.

It was a cooler day than it has been lately, but the weekend promises to set some warmth records. Sunday temps may hit 80+ degrees. I guess we're going to stay on this pattern for a while yet.

There was tennis again today. This time at Fort Snelling. I tried some different tactics to retain some energy into the later part of the session - mainly bringing an energy bar with me and eating it after the first set. It seemed to work reasonably well, so I'm going to go with it again tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a lottery ticket for the MegaMillions drawing tonight. I understand that the prize is set at 640 million dollars. I have a ticket, because you can't win without one.  Lightening could strike, although I'm certainly not counting on it.  I just hope that someone I know wins so that I can pester them to share the bounty. [Just kidding.]


Santini said...

We could use some of those 80 degrees here -- it didn't get out of the 30's here yesterday.

We have the marsh marigolds here, too. I haven't noticed any yet, though. The squills look familiar, but I've never heard that name.

Put some walnuts and raisins in your oatmeal? I occasionally ride with a cereal bar of some sort with me. I currently have the Kashi Trail Mix chewy granola bar. .5 grams of sat fat, 6 of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. It does have some soy, so I'm still looking, but soy probably works okay for you. No high fructose corn syrup. Tastes okay, too.

BDE said...

Lovely flowers, but not as beautiful as the ones on the birthday card I got from the PW!