It was 41 degrees F under clear skies at 7:30 this morning as I finally got Shadow on the road. Headed north and east to see whether the fox would be in its customary place across Main Street from the Dart plastic-lid factory.
It was not.
So went on to see what was happening at the edge of Weaver Park.
Blooming were golden Alexanders.
Recognized shoots of common milkweed, wild bergamot (Monarda), I’m pretty sure,
as well as prairie dock, compass plant, cup plant, to name a few.
Rode only to the edge of Weaver and turned back.
Across the street on the way back were pink evening primrose in a garden generously planted in native plants
The field next to the Dart parking lot bloomed in butterweed.
Wondered whether there would be corn or soybeans (if anything) planted there this year.