FOTD – April 16 – As the leaves bloom on the trees …
It’s early and it’s a bit odd. A lot of trees are not blooming now. They ought to be. But we had this really warm winter and a lot of trees and flowers started to bloom. Then we had ONE extremely brutally cold day and everything that was trying to bloom died. Also, a lot of trees and other plants were badly damaged in last year’s drought. I know that the drought in California has been worse and longer and now, with rain, they are seeing “super blooms” of flowers.
That isn’t happening here. No super blooms in New England.
The apple, peach, and magnolia trees are not blooming unless someone secretly watered them during the drought. Some people cheated. People think the water from their well from belongs to them. They fail to understand that we all get water from the same water table. Their water is our water. And vice versa.
Anyway, the weather people provided a long explanation what’s happening. How many trees and flowers aren’t blooming or producing leaves. It doesn’t mean they are dead. Only confused. The long drought in an area whch is usually wet did a lot of damage. It will take more than one wet winter to recover.
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Mother Nature cannot be any more confused than we are, Marilyn. I have faith that she will find her way eventually, so maybe we will too?
We can hope. I notice that between yesterday and today, the oaks are suddenly full of buds, which is probably why Garry and my hay fever is going full tilt. I notice that we do not have ANY sign of Solomen’s Seal this season. They should be up and blooming by now, so maybe they aren’t going to bloom this year. Or they will bloom late.
It’s hard to know if/how/when nature will find a way and even more difficult to figure out if WE will. I’m grateful to the birds and my indoor garden. I don’t think I would function without my backyard zoo and at least a small inside garden.
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I would love a garden room, full of greenery, Marilyn… somewhere peaceful…
We weren’t using the dining room, so that has become the garden room, the podcast room, the “art” room. If we need it, we can move the dining table back to the middle of the room and voila, it’s a dining area again.
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Wonderful idea. And this works because you both speak the same language… sigh…
It also works because the room has really great light. AND it never gets warm which is why the orchids like it.