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Signs of spring around the U.S.

 

April 15, 2020

Native to north Africa and Europe, Scotch Broom was first introduced as an ornamental in California. Classified as a noxious weed in Washington, it chokes out pasture grass, fence lines and bare ground once it gets started.

Reporter's note: Sitting up here in Whitlash under Montana's 'stay at home directive.' My thoughts have turned to 'signs of spring.' My wife and I lived in eight states and 23 different places within those states during our 50+ years of marriage. I got to thinking about the different signs of spring we experienced at those 23 places.

A writer for an eastern North Dakota newspaper wrote, "We're each afforded our own perspective on the beginning of spring." Another way to say it might be, "Signs of spring are in the eye of the beholder." Here are a few of the signs of spring that I recall....



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