Waiting for the Green in Siouxland, Cherokee County

15 Mar

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching here in Siouxland, like elsewhere. Come that day people will be sporting green attire and possibly drinking green beer. It like other holidays is a good reason to celebrate. But unlike others, I am waiting for the green to appear in the countryside as I start to get out and meander about Siouxland this spring. There are predictions for snow again in the coming days. Moisture is always welcome, but this time of year I would rather dodge the puddles that scoop the white stuff. Even though it doesn’t last long, I am looking for my exercise walking around looking for photographs rather than bending my arms and moving snow.

On a recent drive through Cherokee County coming back from a visit north, I spotted some cattle outside in a field enjoying themselves. It seemed to me a little coolish to wade in any water, but then, they may be tired of being inside during the winter too.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Enjoying a spring-like day of their own, cows stand in a creek along Highway 10 in rural Cherokee County, Iowa, Sunday, March 6, 2016.  (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Enjoying a spring-like day of their own, cows stand in a creek along Highway 10 in rural Cherokee County, Iowa, Sunday, March 6, 2016. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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