Minnesota Springtime in Full Swing

Spring is in full swing here in Minnesota. I’ll add: finally! Old man winter had a hard time finding the exit door this year. I’ve been out enjoying spring things recently. Here are a few photographs of what I’ve seen.

Last of the ice. Now, we have open lakes!
Buds on shrubs and trees are popping open!
Chives are an early herb. Each spring they appear suddenly. Yum!
Wild springtime blooms are friendly spring greeters! These lovelies were at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Farmland is being prepared for planting!
Swans and other migratory birds are on the move!