Just 'cuz I want some sympathy from those of you who are basking (sweating?) in the 100 degree heat down south, let me show you some photos...
Last year, our farmers started planting corn in March (unheard of 'round these parts) and were done by now...this year, they've barely started their planting, and it's almost mid-May.
Last year, our apple trees were in full blossom:
(Photo taken April 26, 2010)
This year? Take a peek:
(Photo taken May 5, 2011)
Last year, our flowering shrub was FULL of gorgeous flowers:
(Photo taken May 9, 2010)
This year? Nothin'. Barely budding. (Not to mention, it got pretty beat up by the oak tree that fell on it!):
(Photos taken May 5, 2011)
Sigh...such is life, right? And, when I'm complaining of the heat and humidity in August, will someone please point me back to this very post and tell me to shut up and enjoy it while I can 'cuz it won't be too long and we'll be back in the throes of a never-ending winter/spring and longing for heat and humidity again? (Forgive me for that ridiculously run on sentence...such is the way my brain works...)
Longing for some "spring-like" weather...