Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Consistency of Springtime in Chicago


Hepatica acutiloba




Actually much more dramatic at home where we got about 3" of wet, wind-driven snow Sunday night and early Monday. It didn't fall until after dark, it was dark when I left the house, and it had all melted by the time I got home, so this is the best I could do. It's been running 10-15° below normal for about 3 weeks now. I could use some real spring.



At 00:21, Blogger SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hopefully this will be the last of the snow Doug. It has been too long sinse last summer. :)

At 06:55, Blogger Lemuel said...

I have always thought the sight of crocuses popping through snow to be very pretty and hopeful.

At 08:07, Blogger Celeste said...

I am definitely with you on that one Doug!

At 12:07, Anonymous Mark H said...

SAME here....our Trilliums are finally blooming EVERYWHERE,but they are an entire MONTH late because of cold temps. TIRED here too of cool damp air.

At 12:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had snow here, too. Last year I made notes on trees budding and leafing and flowers coming up and I was surprised by how long it took for all the trees to be fully in leaf. It wasn't until well into May.

At 09:25, Blogger Ur-spo said...

snow in april should be banned, like asbestos


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