Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Requiem for Spring?

As I am out of town right now I don't know exactly how cold it got in Binghamton, New York this morning but it looks like it got down to at least 21 degrees.  I do know some parts of upstate NY got as far down as 13 above zero.

Was spring killed by a hard freeze?

We had forsythia, daffodils, and other spring flowers in bloom, a good 3 weeks (or more) ahead of 'schedule".  Other spring flowers had buds.  Did they die?

At least it didn't snow. 

Even here in Raleigh, NC, it is 43 degrees.  Brrrr.

What a strange winter (and now spring) it has been.  But according to the weatherpeople, we can expect these types of extremes for the years to come.  And, in all honesty, I've enjoyed almost every bit of this particular extreme.

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