Dennis Kulas of Grand Forks said his gladiolus did not bloom as usual in the spring, but instead bloomed during the blizzard that struck earlier this month.
"I know this isn't usual," he wrote last weekend. "But then this has been a very abnormal growth year. My gladiolus did not bloom this spring. About a week ago my first bloomed. My second one bloomed for my birthday, along with a blizzard, to wish me happy birthday on Oct. 11." (Photo submitted by Dennis Kulas)