I have a feeling it may start that way too.
Life begins and ends pretty much the same way.
It was 35 degrees at the North Pole today. That is summer melting weather in 24 hours of darkness. The average temperature there is 20 below at this time of year. I have seen cherry trees in bloom. Today I saw a Magnolia stellata in bloom. I got a report of hosta waking up.
I have alliums in full spring growth with five nights of freezing temps on the way. Winter, if we will be having one, has not even begun.
It's going to be a bumpy ride, in a fog.
All I know to do is hang on and look for pretty along the way.
Gardening is going to get a lot harder when abnormal becomes the new normal.
My hope for a new year is that the world stays relatively calm. I will garden on and make more space for winter squash and storable root crops.