Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Snow in Spring

Sometimes pictures say it all.

A dusting of snow in my backyard on March 21 during a first full day of spring snow squall.

A dusting of snow on my camilla, my experiment to try to grow this most beautiful of southern flowering plants well outside its normal zones, in my zone 5b back yard.  At least the blooms have not started to open yet.  This most hardy of camillas, my treasured April Rose, has not been fooled by the mild weather of earlier this month.  Good thing.

Snow on March 21 isn't normally news in upstate New York.  But this year, it is. 

The winter of 2015-16 is probably going to be our least snowiest year ever, according to the weather records.

Goodbye, winter.

Has your weather been strange, too?


  1. Yes, our weather has been unseasonably warm. Had it snowed here in Texas on the first day of Spring, we would have thought it was Christmas...since our seasons are Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  2. And here we are reeling in this seltering seaty hot summer :-/

  3. Enjoyed this thank you for sharing

  4. oh wow.. we had cold weather and rain, but no snow yet ~Lori~

  5. Strange weather? Not really. Not unless you count that it's an El Nino year and we've barely gotten any rain.

  6. I remember snow in Spring all the time. Of course, that was in MA and MI...

  7. How wonderful to experience different seasons. We are seeing mango blossom on the trees and a few perennials with new pink shoots

  8. I remember this time last year having snow on the ground in Ohio. It came up on Facebook a photo I shared of all the snow.

  9. It's been crazy this year, for sure. I hope your camilla survives.


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