Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The groundhog was right

kw: seasons, photographs

February 2 was cloudy, at least in and around Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania where the official groundhog lives. And March came in like a lamb. Last year none of the flowering bushes bloomed until mid- to late April, but this year the Forsythia and Andromeda have been blooming for a few days already. These Andromeda flowers were photographed by Kathy Tempesta.

A quick look at a ten-day forecast shows me to expect rain and possibly even snow for most of the rest of March, prior to a sunny day or two leading up to April 1, so it looks like March will indeed go out like a lion. But with the flowering bushes getting into gear, and all my crocuses blooming, plus daffodils and jonquils popping up, spring is definitely on time this year.

I don't mind the rain. This is the time of year I like the best.

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