Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sign or Omen?


I found this shrub starting to bloom in my garden yesterday. I think its a spirea. Good grief, it didn't even lose all its leaves in the fall.

While I am thrilled by signs of a coming spring, at the same time I am worried by what blossoms in January indicate vis a vis global climate change. Is the Wet Coast going to become the new tropics?

3 comments:

  1. I always see this kind of thing as a testament to the persistence of Nature. We have been suffering a week of temps in the teens - extreme for Georgia - but the week before Christmas my loony confederate jasmine that climbs the mailbox was putting out yellow buds and blooming.

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  2. There are early signs of spring here (UK) too, despite the snow and sub-zero temperatures. Too early! Thank you for coming to visit my blog today, and for your lovely comment.

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  3. We are also facing similar experiences here in Australia. Much hotter days earlier than usual.

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