Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring comes to the Mid-South


After a high temperature near 80 yesterday, a cold front has us in the mid-40s this morning with a forecast high of only 52.

But I’m still thinking spring when I hear the cheerful spring song of the cardinals and gaze out my office window at the redbud in bloom on the wooded unsold lot next door. Our neighbors’ forsythia is also in full bloom.

Maria and I inspected our redbud02tree plantings from last spring last evening and determined three of the seven Kwanza cherry trees are budding. Alas, last summer’s blazing heat and drought killed the other four, along with a dogwood we planted near the garage.

We’re eager to see blossoms on the Kwanzas. They should be more spectacular with each passing year.

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