Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Winter Wednesday- Last and Perhaps Least

Today, on the last Winter Wednesday until December, I have a special treat for you.

Today I present the first blooms where I live in Binghamton, New York.  In a normal winter, we would probably still have snow on the ground.  I live in a place that commonly gets 80 inches (203 cm) of snow, or more, in a winter. 

Instead, we have - flowers.  And bushes budding out.

Vinca on 3-12. (Mine haven't bloomed yet).


These aren't in my yard, but still...crocuses on March 15.

One of my first daffodil buds at my house.

Contrast this to last year on the first day of spring.

Meanwhile, in New York City, they got more snow this year from just one storm than we, on the edge of the snowbelt, did all season. Our official total so far is 22.3, but we got less where I live.

How does this even happen?

I would be willing to bet that we in the Southern Tier will have forsythias and Bradford pears in bloom by the end of the month.  Let's see if my prediction comes true.

Will we ever have a winter like this again?

Next Wednesday, my Spring Things Wednesday feature.

How is your weather today?


  1. 92° here yesterday. Record heat :-) I'm ready for spring but not summer!!

  2. I am so ready for spring! I won't plant flowers for a few weeks though - too much risk of frost still.

  3. Spring has sprung, it's clear to me, logic's been flung, lost to sophistry.
    Climate change needs addressing, Not a religious blessing, or we'll find ourselves stuck, as rising seas surround us in muck.

  4. I guess the groundhog was right.

    Weather today? I believe the forecast is for a high of 86 or 87.

  5. We finally had a dry sunny day , I sat out all day …and did a bit of this and that in the garden !


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