Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Midwestern Rain Forest

e have had a lot of rain in the past few weeks. The result is exactly what one would expect- lush, deep green. As spring came to an end a little over a week ago there was an explosion in nature. Cow parsnip has become a forest; underbrush is not so "under" as all around; the canopy is fuller; the sun is stronger.

I spent a lot of time walking in Whitewater Park and biking various places between April 3 and June 20. To watch the transformation has been enlivening and exciting. It is almost unbelievable.

River Whitewater State Park, MN April 3

River16 June 16

Path Whitewater State Park, MN April 23

Path3 June 16

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