Friday, March 23
Early Spring Blooms (that Fill Me with Dread)
Why do these pretty flowers fill me with dread? They're full-blown blooms from my peach tree... in March! These babies--and the pretty white clusters on my cherry tree--are at least a full 3 weeks ahead of schedule. They've all been lulled into a false sense of security by the incredibly warm weather we've had this past week.
Steve thinks that I'm a bit too pessimistic at times, always looking for the other shoe to drop... but this time, my fears are well founded. It is supposed to dip back down below 32 degrees for at least one night next week, as the temperatures fall to more normal March levels.
And who knows what to expect beyond that--there's no reason to think that this year of crazy weather will become any more predictable than it has been thus far. I guess that, as always, we just wait, watch... and deal with whatever hand Mother Nature decides to deal us.
(Psst... hey, Ma. I'm probably only going to be here in this house for this one last harvest. Throw a gardener a bone, will ya?!)