Potato Flowers in May

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Barrow Alaska’s record early snowmelt has been in the news recently. Snow at NOAA’s Barrow Observatory started to melt on May 13, 10 days earlier than the previous record for Barrow. An equally astounding, much-earlier-than-usual phenomena are the early blooming potatoes at a man and his hoe. Potato flowers in May? Mid June maybe, but May? I’m surprised there aren’t reporters from Reuters, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, CNN, and more, camping out in the driveway to take pictures of potato flowers blooming so early! It’s as moving a sight as glaciers melting in Greenland.

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