One more seasonal post for the week.
Normally, at this time of year, we would have snow on the ground.
Instead, this is what we have. Fog.
And frost. We should have had hard freezes two months ago. Instead. we are still in the realm of frosty, green vincas, rimmed with frost. How beautiful!
Yes, you heard me right. Blooming. Never mind that this is a sheltered location. This should not be happening.
Remember when I blogged about my neighborhood bionic goldenrod? It's still blooming.
My guest photographer, who lives in the countryside near Binghamton, New York, has been enjoying the lack of snow - so totally unlike last year, when we endured The Zombied Snowcopolypse. (the pictures in that blog post are hers, too, except for the blooming forsythia.)
And never mind us. Boston. Buffalo.
Now neighborhoods that were buried in snow last year at this time are buried in green grass instead.
How long can this last?
Life is full of surprises. Let's hope our local surprises remain good ones.