Janette Kenny

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Janette Kenny

I’m starting to worry.  We had an awesome winter with above normal temperatures, zero ice storms and just a dusting or so of snow.  It never got freeze-in-your-boots cold.

March breezed in like a lamb with warm winds, sunny days and above normal temps.  Forget jackets — we were edging into shorts and tank weather.

Everything was popping through the ground in celebration. Daffodils, crocus, hyacinths and tulips laid a colorful carpet in yards, including my own.

Magnolia trees bloomed through their cycle without getting the typical freeze that turned the flowers brown, as did the redbuds, peach and Bradford pears.  Everywhere you look is beauty.

But I can’t help thinking the payback for this great weather is going to bite us hard one day.  With warmer temps come the increase in storms, and in much of the US that means tornadoes.

How’s spring shaping up in your world?  Are you anxious to plant a garden or flowers?  Laze by the pool or beach with a good book?


8 thoughts on “Spring in bloom

  1. Shana Galen Shana Galen says:

    In Houston, we have a joke. It goes:

    Houston has four seasons–almost summer, summer, summer, and Christmas. It’s almost summer. I’ve been in shorts for the last month.

  2. Yesterday was gorgeous and sunny in the midlands of the UK. I drove around with the top down on my car, but today its cloudy again.

  3. Emily McKay says:

    Yeah, Shana, that sounds about right!
    We’ve had a wet spring here, not abnormally wet, but some nice rains, which is so good because we had such a horrible drought last year. We may have another drought this summer, but at least we’re getting some relief.

  4. Kathleen O says:

    I am being optomistic when it come to this unusal warm weather the first day of Spring… I have seen us get a winter storm in April… But I am hoping that this nice weather continues..

  5. Sandi in OH says:

    I’m in OH. The weather can change every five minutes. for the last week it has been warm, sunny, mostly cloudless. My daffies are blooming and the tulips are budding. Of course, next week at this time we could be having a blizzard. Severe storms is a summer event.

  6. I’m actually a little worried. Our winter and spring have been just like yours, Janette. Way too mild for Michigan! And now my lilac bushes are about to bloom – 6 weeks early. We’re liable to get anotehr freeze and lose all the early plants. I guess we can just hope for the best, right?

  7. catslady says:

    I live in PA and it’s in the 80′s and the daffodils and forsythia are blooming – I am waiting for the other shoe to drop lol.

  8. We didn’t need heavy coats all winter, and the spring has been warm too, Shana. But nothing like you guys get.

    It’s been raining here, Katharine. And cooler.

    Emily, Texas did suffer with that drought last year while we were drowning.

    I have too, Kathleen. I fear we’ll pay big time for the nice weather.

    Same here, Sandi. Our saying is if you don’t like the weather in Kansas, wait until tomorrow ’cause it’ll change.

    Me, too, Margo. We’ll either get a late killing freeze or horrendous t-storms.

    Well put, catslady. We know it’s coming, just now when or in what form.

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