~~By NM-GRL & Kenosha Marge
Kenosha Marge sent me a couple of pictures to inspire those still in cold, un-springlike weather…First, here’s a pic of what the crabapple tree near Marge looks like now:
Next, Marge has given us a picture from last May…which is not too far off, so hold on, spring is coming!!
Meanwhile, down here in southern NM, we’ve had a couple of days of chilly wind and yesterday it actually RAINED! Sort of. Moments after I took the picture of the front walk (below), there was no evidence of rain…the sidewalk was already dry!
This is place where you can literally have sun on one side of the street and rain on the other. As for the temperatures, the wild 30 degree swings between day and overnight is what got my apricot blossoms last year and gave me no fruit. That’s the cycle we’re in now.
If you look very carefully, you’ll notice the rain splats on the sides of the raised bed…(not so clear in this small picture…but trust me, they are there!)
Sometimes I think it’s easier just to have a real cold winter with a definable spring. Our spring down here is erratic before the heat hits…