Spring is here, but in a very odd way. The same varieties of trees, right next to each other...one will be putting out new little leaves, another tree will have larger leaves, and some won't have any at all. Very strange. The cherry trees are starting to blossom, but my apple trees don't have any blossoms at all. I'm afraid they might not blossom this year, and that would mean no apple harvest this fall. The seven inches of rain we got at the end of last month was great, but we haven't had any rain since then. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though, because our rainy season extends through May. Well, it used to...I'm hoping it still does, but, these days, who knows?
I noticed some tiny little flower buds on the lilacs and dogwoods, so I'm hoping for rain but no hard freezes. I was afraid we'd have no lilac and dogwood blooms this year, but maybe we'll get a few thanks to that rain in February. And, a few is better than none!
Some cherry blossoms that will probably be open by tomorrow: