28, 2006 15:07 PDT
For the last two days the air in Minneapolis has been filled
with white and
there are drifts up to 6 inches deep on the ground, but its the
fuzzy type of 'snow', in the form of cottonwood seeds. One does
realize how many big cottonwoods trees there are in this city
summertime blizzard hits. Building managers hate it because all
screens have to be cleaned when its over, but I think its a lot
of fun to
see the air filled with seeds and the grass in places completely
with white. Now wonder cottonwood trees pop up anywhere the soil
disturbed. Their seeds are everywhere.
Summer has started early, and the annual cottonwood blizzard has
accompanied by the first tropical air of the season. Today we
Manaus Brazil, in the Amazon Rain Forest at 2 degrees latitude,
index. Its already 96, and the afternoon is still young.
be an interesting day as a strong jet stream blowing from the
approaches, providing the setup for supercell thunderstorms,
supercede many Memorial Day picnics. We are already being warned
stray far from shelter tomorrow afternoon.
'Blizzard' in Minneapolis
28, 2006 17:03 PDT
reminded of one of Aldo Leopold's essays, in which he comments
differences between 'the land' and 'the country'...one of the
was how the 'locals' viewed cottonwood trees during the time of
having the last two days...