Signs of spring are all around us!


April 24, 2024

Courtesy photo

The sighting of certain flowers is among the first signs of spring. Locals in Montana's Sweet Grass Hills say the "Ol' Crocus Prairie flower," pictured here, is typically the first wildflower they see. It's sometimes so early it peeks out through the spring snow. The flower also goes by the names "...gosling plant, pasque-flower, windflower and more."

By Steve Edwards

BCJ News

With the arrival of more moderate weather I’ve resumed my daily walks and no matter which direction I go I see more and more signs of spring. I see the Chinook city street crew running the sweeper to remove the materials put down to combat icy roads during the winter. Earlier, for several weeks, I heard the overhead honks of Canada Geese moving from one feeding and resting locale to another. And just recently I saw my first prairie crocus of the season.

Seeing these local signs of a seasonal change got me to thinking about the other places we’ve lived and experienced...

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