Wednesday, April 08, 2009

What happened to spring this week?

What a roller coaster week we've had! Sunday was lovely. I spent the afternoon pruning low branches on all the young shade trees in our west field.

I had planned the big ornamental grass cut-down day for Monday, but I called my helpers off because of the miserable forecast. As predicted, on Monday the weather turned wintery, and Tuesday we awoke to snow on the ground. By today, most of the snow had melted.

It's been a real tug of war between winter and spring. Of course, spring is winning, but it's a long haul getting from cold to warm this year. Judging from the long-range forecast from the Weather Network, I see it's going to take almost to the end of the month for the weather to really warm up. I guess the silver lining is that we get a good run of blooming from all those spring bulbs.

Click on forecast to see larger. Note to US readers: don't panic - temperatures in Celcius

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener

1 comment:

  1. Hi Yvonne!
    Did I tell you how much I dislike snow and cold? Looks like below average temps again this year...looks like a trend, don't you think? It was sunny and 70 degrees yesterday in Huntsville AL! We leave next Friday. Wow, time is flying now. Your blog has been transforming wonderfully with the added features. Keep it up!


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