It's Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of Summer, and we've had very Summer-like weather lately, including the season's first official heat wave (three days of temperatures at 90º [32º C] or above) and a tropical storm moving up the East Coast. I took a walk in the Dykeman Spring Nature Park yesterday to look at the signs of approaching Summer; here are the highlights.
|The Multiflora Roses are blooming profusely and making the park smell wonderful|
|There are lots more Blackberry blooms like these; it looks to be a plentiful crop this year|
|Mama Red-winged Blackboard making sure I'm not a threat|
|Yellow Wood Sorrel is springing up all over the park|
|The grass in the upland meadow is chest high; time for the year's first haying|
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