Sunday, March 18, 2012
Winter to summer in three weeks!
Then the weather grew suddenly mild. March break! Would the kids holidaying from school have enough snow to enjoy?
Sunrise on an early March morning - a beautiful glorious morning. But I was outside in my slippers and dressing gown to take the photo, and not one bit chilly. Oh oh.
I turned around and looked at the garden a few feet from the edge of the road... bits of snow, but more bare spots
And there, poking their noses through winters remains - tiny patches of white crystals - were daffodils. No mistaking those yellow tipped noses.
This is not normal. Others though say they remember back in the '70s when we had a winter like this... Summer in the middle of March in central Ontario? Goodness.
So while I'm enjoying the warm weather and the chance to get into my garden, I wonder what the rest of what used to be spring will be like. Temperatures are forecast to be summer-like for the next two weeks. What will happen to local apple farmers if blossoms and bees aren't on the same timetable because of the heat? My two largest silver maple trees are in flower - not unusual for late April early May - but to me it seems at least a month or more early. Is this the result of climate change or just an anomaly?
Nothing I can do I know. Except enjoy it for what it is and make the most of these lovely days. And hope...