Thursday, April 8, 2021
Spring in Ohio, 2021
Last week my daughter and I went to a county MetroPark where we saw two varieties of daffodils at ground level,
hellebores, which I understand are late-winter blooming flowers,
and Glory of the Snow blooming amongst the winter leaf debris.
Low bushes were budding green
but the trees were still bare.
Looking skyward we saw bare branches and just the least hint of red on some of the trees,
and more tight red buds on others.
Three days later, on April 1, we drove about two hours north to the Canton area. By late afternoon the clouds had grown heavy and suddenly, this.
Five days later we drove south about an hour and a half and were greeted with lush green. This is a 60-mph-photo, taken from the car window as we rode along.
It seems like Central Ohio is having an early spring. Some years the daffodils don't bloom until mid-April. We have violets in bloom now, the little tulip plant is close behind, with the iris in line to bloom near the end of the month or in early May. Some years the iris don't bloom till June. With an early spring, it leaves me wondering what to expect of summer.
If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you're enjoying spring, whatever that looks like for your area. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, you're probably enjoying autumn -- may favorite season. I would join you if I could.