Thursday, February 11, 2016

And we have SPRING!!!!!

It smells so wonderful in our front yard.  We have the viburnum bodnantense, daphne and sarcococca all blooming.  It will be spring for a lonnnnng time, which is one of the things I like about our climate

Viburnum bodnantense (fragrant)
Our coldest weather comes early in the season and is over by early January.   The eastern US gets its coldest time later in the season, generally in February.  So say the weather experts...

"We already know our coldest winter temperatures are often in late December, but you can see here it tends to be later in the winter in the Eastern USA, especially in the northern areas.  That’s because widespread mid/late winter snow cover reflects the sunlight well over there.  A wide open path for arctic airmasses to move south over the snow-covered terrain doesn’t hurt either."

1 comment:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Unbelievable!!! It is 21 degrees here now and will be single digits overnight.