Has anyone else noticed that things are way ahead of schedule for blooming this year? As a rule I can normally set my calendar by when the humming birds return, and the lilacs bloom and that’s always Mother’s Day weekend. But not this year everything is extremely early.
The dandelions popped up sooner than usual too. I normally get a few mowings in before they take over the yard, but this year my first mow of the season was already dotted with the little sunny yellow faces. We don’t spray for them, we just let the country grass do what it does, they eventually go to seed and our lawn will be back to just grass in about a month.
The humming birds were back 3 weeks early this year. Hubby and I were sitting on the front porch and was quite surprised when we heard their helicopter wings breeze quickly by our heads. Straight away I went inside to mix up a batch of nectar for them.
Our flowering Crab Apple tree is blooming with white flowers this year, all years prior to this it’s had pink flowers. Not only did it bloom early the flower color has changed. I have no idea why that would have happened. Any ideas?
And my friendly tree frog is back. I did a little research and they can live up to 9 years, and this little one comes every year and lives on our side entrance porch all season long. Out of everything I was most excited to see him back. He’s so darn cute and I love all the green and blue tones in is colorful exterior.