Sunday, April 01, 2007
We don't need no stinkin' cherry blossoms. We have redbuds.
Hard to believe things are blooming so nicely with the ground this dry.
Crabapple, I think.
The downside of the season. (Pollen on car.)
We had a miniscule amount of rain last night -- just enough to make the drippy noise on the front porch sound exactly like a cat trying to evict a hairball. Over and over and over. Ugh.
I imagine lots of other people had the same joke played on them that we did this morning... Our "smart" clocks sprang forward again all by themselves.
Growing up, we rarely played any pranks on the first day of April. There was something bigger going on: it was anniversary day! (A.k.a. going out to eat day!) My friends always thought it odd that my parents had married on April 1. I guess they all imagined, "I do... April Fools!" My sister must have seen the appeal though, because she got married on the same day. (Anniversaries less likely to be forgotten if they fall on a holiday?)
Roger at Words and Pictures has hosted a wonderful edition of the Festival of the Trees. Go visit!
If you like nature, you'll love Tom's blog from New York's Allegany State Park area, Mon@rch's Nature Blog. I love this photo from his Salamander migration report. Make sure to watch the videos too!