Coming Soon to the North Country (Specifically, Wisconsin)…

~~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:

Early April crabapple in WI

Early April crabapple in WI

Next, Marge has given us a picture from last May…which is not too far off, so hold on, spring is coming!!

The same tree, last May 2

The same tree, last May 2

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!

Dancing in the rain...

Dancing in the rain...

Protected from wind and rain splats...

Protected from wind and rain splats...

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…

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One thought on “Coming Soon to the North Country (Specifically, Wisconsin)…

  1. We got a pretty good soak in ABQ. Snow on the mountains–so beautiful.

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