The lilac hedges, dogwoods and other flowering trees are showing stress from the crazy temperatures they have been subjected to for the last several weeks. We've had some real teasers as far as the temperature ranges from day to day go. It will be warm , even hot , and the sun will shine brightly enough to make you think summer is here. Then, as soon as the shadows begin to lengthen the temperature plummets and we have freezing or near freezing temperatures during the night.
As the day begins and the sun reaches for noon the buds get just enough warmth to coax them into trying to expose themselves , just a little , maybe do a little bee teasing themselves. Then. BAM ! They're hit with cold and rain or slapped by the frost. Poor little fellas are getting pretty gun shy. I fear there will be no grand show of color this year. Not from the dogwoods, flowering fruit trees or lilacs anyway. But , I will say the flowers have made up for their lack of show by sharing their wonderful perfumes.
Don't they smell wonderful ?
|( The photograph's color is not correct. These violets really are violet. ) |
The blueberries seem to be holding there own. By having removed their coats Margaret plays with their lives!
Good night everyone.