Have you noticed the bright, yellow flowers that are in yards and in some of the ditches in Southeast Minnesota? They are really pretty, and are showing up everywhere - I just got back from a huge road trip and saw the bright yellow in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

What are the yellow flowers growing in ditches in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin?

The last few weeks, I've put almost 3,000 miles on my car and have been in 11 different states.  I feel like I'm still driving to be honest, but no matter which direction I-90 or I-35 was taking us, one thing kept showing up - yellow flowers on the side of the road.  These tall, gorgeous flowers are called Goldenrod.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

A few characteristics of this yellow flower called Goldenrod:

  • It's in the sunflower family
  • Bees LOVE this plant
  • ...and when you open up the honey from the bees after they've loved this plant, it smells like dirty socks
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20 of the Worst Smells in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin

You know when you walk by someone in the skyway in Rochester, Minnesota who has a bit of a stink?  It could be someone at the gym or worse, someone you sit by at work every day.  Their B.O. got the best of them and you'd love to just hand them a stick of deodorant to help the world be a better place but, well, that would probably come across as rude.  That's one of the Top 20 Worst Smells that annoy us in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois...but it's not the worst.

Huge List of Horrible Smells That Will Make You Want to Gag

You know when you get a whiff of B.O. that makes you want to hurl, just a bit. It's usually on a teenage boy who hasn't realized yet that he is the one causing the smell. That and a whole bunch of other nasty smells made the "Worst of the Worst Smells" list.

What smell on the Top 20 Worst Smell list is your top pick?

So many horrible smells to pick from but which one is your top pick?  I'd love to hear about it!  Come and hang out with me over on my Facebook Page - Jessica Williams On The Radio and send me a message with your answer.

Tips for newbies that are going to the Minnesota State Fair

If you've never been to the Minnesota State Fair and are thinking THIS is the year you are going to test out the fair foods for the first time, check out these tips from seasoned fairgoers!

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