Marsha

Spring has sprung

Actually, I think we may have skipped spring and headed straight for summer: today’s high was 92 degrees. In the first week of April.

It’s been so warm and sunny the past two weeks that the trees and flowers are all freaking out. Instead of a springtime blossom show that rolls out over six weeks or so, everything is in flower right now. I’m happy to see spring flowers again, but a little bummed that we’re getting everything all at once. The dogwoods are just about ready to pop–about three weeks ahead of schedule.

Here’s the first crocus that appeared in my yard, on 10 March (not even one full month ago):
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Ten days later, it had been joined by about 200 more:
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Five days later, the first daffodil had opened up:
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That was a week and a half ago. Today the hyacinths and daffodils are in full bloom, the forsythias are nearly spent, and the tulips are just about ready to step into the limelight. Usually the dogwoods and azaleas flower in early May. This year, we might start seeing their blooms next week.
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3 Responses to “Spring has sprung”

  1. Chrison 07 Apr 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Crazy! We had 80 on April 1. In Minnesota. What the heck?!

  2. Marshaon 07 Apr 2010 at 10:18 pm

    @Chris: Yeah, aren’t you guys supposed to be covered in snow and ice until early June or so? :)

  3. MACon 08 Apr 2010 at 1:08 am

    That’s crazy! Our dogwoods still hadn’t bloomed as of Easter Sunday. Redbuds are in full bloom, though. Pacing down here is better — or more usual — I guess. Forsythia’s really pretty right now, too.