i try so hard to make still blog conform to minnesota seasonality. but minnesota spring always comes later than spring in the rest of the country. and by this time of year, i’m already a little sheepish about more brown twigs when others are posting crocuses. that’s true in a normal winter. and this year it’s worse than usual because it’s april 7 and there are a couple of feet of snow still on the ground with several inches more to come tomorrow, and i just couldn’t do any more brown twigs and so you get a hothouse arrangement of greenery and color and fluff. i feel like a vegan who walked past the butcher counter earlier this afternoon and couldn’t stand it any longer and who has just sopped up the last bloody drippings of a rare hanger steak with a slice of buttered white bread.