Thursday, March 5, 2009

Windrows and snow define the topography of the ellipse

While sections around the Herb Garden and near the Capitol Columns are mowed regularly, the bulk of the ellipse is treated as a "managed meadow". Woody weeds are controlled by the twofold approach of once yearly mowing and spot treatment with herbicides as required. Directly following its yearly mowing (late February) we got that March 1 snowfall (~9"). Differential melting produced this interesting pattern. I caught it this morning (Thursday) just before 7:00; by 4:30 the snow was completely gone.

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