Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Winter Blues..and Not So Blues


Getting 5-6 inches of snow in one day after having almost 60 degree weather, is not a nice thing. It's like a slap in the face from winter letting us know that there's still a couple weeks left until spring. That's Iowa weather for you though. Next thing you know, we will be right back up to nearly 50 degrees by the time St. Patrick's Day comes around, but as the saying goes, the robins must have snow fall on their tail feathers 3 times before winter is really done. 


March always holds all sorts of surprises when it comes to weather, those precious few warmer days were a much needed break from the cold. With those warmer days, we also begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A river that was once looked dead, covered in a solid sheet of ice, is now alive again. Flowing, and breathing freely for the first time since December. With the open water comes the eagles as well, you can watch America's favorite bird dive bombing the waters for the fish that we itch to get out there and catch. If you've never seen the giant eagles flying high over the mighty Mississippi, it's truly an all American sight to behold.


During these last few weeks of winter, we sit and wait patiently (or not so patiently) for the flowers to start blooming and those first few days of 70 degree weather to reach our own little river town of Guttenberg. In the mean time though, we can sit back and appreciate the view of eagles perched in snow covered trees, or flying above our freshly thawed Lock #10.

To read more local happenings, check out The Great River Road: Secrets of Northeast Iowa!