We just got back from taking one of our Suburbans about 20 miles down the road to our mechanic for a tune-up and work. On the way home, I snapped this picture along the highway showing how barren the ground is.
In a normal year (if there is a normal year any more), we would have a couple of feet of snow accumulated on the ground at this time. Our temps have been in the 30s during the day. You'd never know this is northern Minnesota.