April 13th, 2011
A lot has been written about global warming and it has become a hot political issue. Pun intended. Regardless of your stand on whether it exists, it has been a warm spring here in Boulder, Colorado. Last year there was so much snow in the mountains, we worried about flooding. This year it was warm and dry. Snow totals are 39% to 49% of normal.
March 23, 2012
This is the first year that the Wisteria has bloomed so profusely. It only had about 8 blooms last year. I am amazed that it has survived our harsh winters here over the last 10 years. It is Colorado not California for God’s sake! I love it!
Fabulous! Kinda digging this warm spring. April 24th, 2012
It hit a hot 88 degrees today and it looks and feels like June rather than April 24th.
I have already battled ants this season. The Miller moths that usually migrate in the millions at the end of May have become the next unwelcome arrival. I can hear them flapping their wings in the night above our bed one month early and they never knock when they come in…So rude!
In April 2011, we had a seasonal snowstorm that set back the spring foliage and nipped our fruit trees. There was a ton of die back on the rose bushes from an early frost and their pruned dead stems filled a humongous trash can.
April 24th, 2012 – There is very little rose die back and that will save me soooo much time!
April 13th, 2011
An icy garden
April 24th, 2012
These are the last of the tulips in 2012 and it isn’t even May!
Last year in April the snow slowed down the tulips and this year they have already bloomed!
This year our spring is so summer-like.
Last year was like an ice age. What a difference!
Lilacs in full bloom on April 24th, 2012. I have similar photos from last year in the middle of May!
We are not out of the woods for freezing temperatures until May 15th, but if we continue with this warm weather, we will have amazing fruit this year!
I have already made fresh rhubarb pie and the raspberries are about to bloom!
Raspberry rhubarb pie. Yum!
This is the end of a very lean ski season.
Avoiding the rocks.
Climbing them instead!
If it does threaten to freeze, I will be the crazy lady in the yard protecting everything with sheets like a Hampton’s homeowner covering furniture at the end of summer.
It is a good thing that weather isn’t like a bell curve or we would hit temperatures in the 140’s in July. It is supposed to chill out at the end of this week, but I have lost my faith in weather forecasters.
In the meantime, I will take advantage of the nice weather!
Have you been experiencing any strange weather?
All photos by Susie Lindau