Thursday, May 01, 2014

May 1st: Dogwood Report

The last few days seem to have confirmed that old adage that April showers bring May flowers.  In the last 24 hours, we had 5 inches of cold, heavy rain with resulting flooding nearly everywhere I turn.  Had I made a picture of the dogwood this morning, it would have been a sad and soggy display.  But as the day went on, it emerged as quite glorious, with a bright blue sky and warm sunshine, as if New Jersey had been scoured clean.  The state cleans up well and if the latter half of this day is any indication, May might very well be glorious.  The dogwood is slowly coming along.

There are small green leaves and a few of the flowers have emerged.  

This the slowest Spring I can recall in New Jersey, but with May at the doorstep I have to believe that warm days will follow.

That’s happy!

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