It is the second week of January and already we are showing off signs of an early Spring.
Now that I am back in The Netherlands I have a bit of time to reflect on my trip last month to Minnesota. Once I finally dipped my kayak in the water at Big Marine Lake I spent the last few days I had of my visit exploring the areas around the Southern edge of the lake.
In less than two weeks I have now paddled in both countries; the United States (Minnesota) and The Netherlands.
Before the weather turned back to winter conditions this week I took a short hike at one of my favorite places, The National Wildlife Refuge along the Minnesota River Valley.
When I started my migration vacation to Minnesota, the tulips in the Netherlands were just starting to bloom.
Tulips! The first tulips field of the season!!!
The tulips are about three weeks early with the warm spell we had two weeks ago.