Friday, February 12, 2010

Hints of Spring

First Blooms

It has been seasonably cool/cold around here lately. The temperature hasn't been getting above 45 to 50 F since the new year. We will have a day or two of sunny days followed by several days of cooler, wet days. All in all, it has been a typical, if slightly cooler, winter. We did have a bit of sleet / ice that accumulated some a couple of weeks ago, but nothing really notable.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I noticed several of the trees around my son's school were starting to get their spring buds and blossoms. The trees certainly couldn't be confused about the seasons as we have not really had much "Spring" like weather. I guess they are just early bloomers. The first hints of Spring to get us through the rest of winter.


Pixel Peeper said...

Very pretty pink - perfect for Valentine's Day!

Were your hints of spring followed by eight inches of snow? I had to look at all the snow pictures posted on The State newspaper and got homesick for South Carolina all over again.

Craig Lee said...

Yes, we had snow the next night. I guess we got about 3 to 5 inches. This snow storm was different than most. There was more snow toward the coast and midland, and less snow toward the mountains. Charleston got it's first measurable snow in a decade. The next post will be about the snow. ;-)