Thursday, March 09, 2017

climate change


"Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman." -- Luther Burbank

We had an incredibly warm January, and a way-too-warm February.

"Spring" is about a month ahead of schedule.  This is not good.  It's not clear that we will get any local stone fruit this year, and may even get no apples (which need a certain number of "cold enough" hours).

Hazel nut.

When they planted trees in our neighborhood a few years ago, they planted a variety of different species.  This is a hazel nut.

The catkins were there all winter.  In the last week or so of February, they opened up to expose teeny tiny flowers.

Michigan maple trees are NOT supposed to bloom in February.

Winter aconite does not show up in Michigan until mid-March or later.


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