Thursday, June 2, 2011

Memorial Day Snow and Blooms

I just had to take a photo of the insurance man trimming the grass while the snow fell last Saturday. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the snowflakes against his blue jacket . It snowed off and on Memorial Day week-end, with no build-up on the ground. But brrrrr! Somehow the rhubarb has managed to grow with the cold temps anyway.

Then yesterday, while Julie is reporting 95+ temps and high humidity in Morgantown, we had thunder, rain and hail, and didn't even make 60 degrees.

Enough of this white stuff, I say!

But it's so amazing that even with the cold, my shrubs and trees are finding a way to bloom, albeit a couple of weeks later than usual.

Last month I posted some photos of my crab apple trees in the winter grip of ice, with no leaves or blooms in sight. This is how they look this morning, here at Crab Apple House . So, even though it does not exactly feel like spring, spring indeed has arrived. I think God was very ingenious in his art with these blooms. They come out very dark pink, then turn light pink, and finally the blooms are very white with no pink left. Incredible! Only God could do that...

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