Hard to believe the morning lows for the last five or six days here in early April have been around 10 degrees. This of course postpones the ground thawing, which is the thing seasonal workers are waiting for. We can't plant trees, till the ground, or burn prairies until "frost out."
Even the tree budding seems to be in a holding pattern, though I'm seeing some budding on the Poplars and Red Maples now. I still have not seen my first Bluebird, though Brian Johnson, faculty member at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, reports seeing a flock.
In the meantime, we've had some nice frosts. I took these photos Thursday morning, April 5, around 7:30 am.