A Slice of My Life



Sunday night and Monday morning we had a winter storm blow through that dumped an inch of sleet on our area, accompanied by freezing temperatures.


Unfortunately, the warm weather we had before the storm - several days in the 70's in both January and February, even hitting 80 degrees and breaking records - fooled our dwarf plum trees into thinking it's spring and time to bloom. Our trees began leafing out on Monday morning, 2/16/15, and the leaf buds were encased in ice when I went out to feed that morning.




I've kept track each year of when the flowers opened. They were really early this year. (The flowers haven't actually bloomed yet, of course.)
3/13/07
3/6/08
3/7/09
3/24/10
3/8/11
2/28/12
3/9/13
3/16/14


On the other hand, we really needed the moisture. Seems like our winter rain has ended up as snow on the east coast this year.


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