|Yoshino Cherry tree|
I'm not telling you anything you haven't heard a thousand times in the past few months, but by-gosh-by-golly, this has been an odd spring indeed. That is to say, here in the northeastern part of the USA. First, most of us didn't have much of a usual type winter, summer seemed to jump over spring and lingered for a good while, then winter came back again and I think now we can say we are experiencing a real true spring...I think.
|Forsythia still yellow|
You can never tell what will happen next so I hesitate to say anything in actuality. I'm bound to be corrected in the most hideous way...like that snow squall we had at the end of April...End of April! Gees-Louise, could it get any weirder? Don't hold your breath for normal, is my advice.
|Peach tree blossoms|
But this odd type of weather has done relatively good things. For one thing I have never seen the Ornamental Cherry trees bloom for so long. It's been in flower for about three weeks now and still the blossoms are stubbornly staying in place. Won't hear me complaining about that! It's my greatest lament that flowering tree season is so very fleeting. Not this year though!
The forsythia has never stayed so yellow for so long. The leaves appear to be ever-so-slowly emerging, as if they just don't feel like hurrying to show themselves. What's up with that? Have no clue!