Monday, April 25, 2016

North vs South

By Patricia Bradley

I wasn't going to do another weather related post. Really, I wasn't. But, I just couldn't help it. :-)

This time last year, I was in Minnesota...well, actually, it was two weeks later than now which makes my point even better. This is what it looked like on the North Shore as I looked out my window.

This is what it looks like in North Mississippi at the same time of year.


I've even had to mow my lawn three times already. If I could, though, I would travel to the North Shore in about a month and experience Spring all over again! It is beautiful up there, no matter what time of year.

Oh, one thing, if someone could please help me I would greatly appreciate it. Can you identify the crop in the photo below? When I drive from North Mississippi to Chattanooga, I see these yellow fields everywhere. And I can't very well stop and ask.

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  1. Looking forward to reading the comment that identifies those pretty yellow crops! Hope your week is wonderful!

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  2. Me, too, Loree. I need the answer because it's on another blog I write about mysteries. :-)

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  3. Good morning, Patricia. That field is a little hard to identify because of the distance (and the fact that I don't know all that much about what's growing out there.) But would love to know what it is, too. I'm so happy you have flowers out your window. Astoria is now blooming with all sorts of gorgeous colorful things! But temps in the mid-fifties this morning, so am cranking up the heat before Ron gets up. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I'm so glad you have color! And I think this morning it was 53 here, so don't feel bad, Muriel! Oh, I did find out that it is Bitter weed!

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  4. Patricia, I've no idea what the yellow fields are. Hope you find out. Spring is nice no matter what part of the country. Except my allergies think ours has gone on too long. We keep having new allergens pop out and with the wind we've had of late, they are everywhere.

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    1. Roz, I think our allergen level here is 10.8 out of 12. :-) But it's getting better.

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  5. I like the idea of starting in the South and moving North to experience Spring over and over. Beautiful photos, Patricia. I'm not sure what the yellow fields are.

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    1. Thanks Jill. I did it last year, but with a deadline, it won't be happening this year. :-)

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  6. Beautiful pictures. I agree with Jill. What a lovely trip.

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    1. Marion, the days I was on the North Shore were cold -35-but the sun was shinning and it was so pretty in its starkness.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures, Patricia. They make me long for our summer blooming plants to start showing their colors!

    It's hard to tell with the size/resolution of the photo, but the color makes me think it's a field of mustard plants.

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    1. Thanks, Kate, but I found out--it's bitter weed. If cows get in it, their milk taste bitter.

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  8. Beautiful!! I'm from up North (NYC), but have lived in the south for 13 years and I'm always in awe of the Springtime here. Seems like everything blooms overnight. I'm with Roz Denny Fox regarding the allergies though, it's been so tough so far this year. As for the field, I'm clueless. Thanks for posting those lovely pictures.

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I wouldn't live anywhere else but the South, allergies and all. :-)

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  9. Like everyone else, I love spring everywhere. I'm not sure about the yellow fields, either, although there are a few of them around here, too. Having grown up on a farm, I always feel pretty silly when I can't identify crops, but all too often I can't.

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    1. Don't feel bad Liz. I've been seeing these fields for years and no one could tell me what they were. Today, I asked a farmer's wife and she laughed. "Bitter weed."

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  10. LOL, I thought the last photo was going to be crop circles. :)

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    1. Mel, I wish I could have found some crop circles!

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