Friday, April 08, 2016

Spring Is Progressing... Sort Of

To all appearances Spring is moving right along; flowering trees are blooming, leaves and grass are greening the landscape, and flowers are blooming in the local gardens. But the weather seems to be saying the opposite. In March we had May weather, but now in April we're getting March weather - freezing nights, blustery winds, and threats of frost and snow. The blooming and greening occurs because of the angle and intensity of the Sun now that it's passed north of the equator, but that blooming and greening is threatened by the freezes and the snow. Here's hoping everything survives the next week or so!

Branch Creek at King St.; despite the green and the blooming Forsythia, the temperature was a chilly 37º F
Fungus on a burned tree trunk along the Dykeman Walking Trail
A male Redwinged Blackbird in the Dykeman Spring wetland. I'm wondering if he's regretting having come north too early!
The creek in the Dykeman Spring wetland, all greened up for the season
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

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