Saturday, February 25, 2017

Confusion Rises

It is not unheard of for a random daffodil to be in bloom at the end of February. It has happened before. Bulbarella's collection does include the earliest to the latest blooming daffodils.

It is unusual for many kind of daffodils to be in bloom the last week of February. The confusion has risen in elevation. It was inevitable after way too many days in the upper sixties, even breaking seventy a few times.

Large numbers of daffodils have risen much higher out of the ground than is normal for this time of year. Many have started to bloom. Meanwhile the crocus I would be expecting about now are still waking up.

The daffodils are pulling ahead of the crocus. This is wrong.

The Saucer Magnolia is swelling. It is generally a mid to late March kind of thing.

I woke up early this morning to mad flashes of lightning. That was followed by a torrential downpour the likes of which I have not heard in quite some time. It sounded like I was being buried in a tsunami. It was of short duration thank goodness.

The skies cleared. The sun came out. It was a cool fine day for a walk among daffodils. The wind began to pick up after my nap. Why must the cold always arrive like a runaway bus?

The suggested low in the morning is 26. That's not so bad because we will be heading right back to warm and the upper sixties. The confusion is not over. At this point anything like actual winter could be a very bad thing.

May confusion reign, preferably with highs around fifty five.

1 comment:

Lisa Greenbow said...

The same is happening here. A strange February to remember.