The weather here is perfect, and will be for the foreseeable future, apparently. 21 C, cloudless, windless. Trees are blooming early:*

And this is a pretty bad thing, actually. We’ve had almost no rain this winter, again. I heard a report of a grass fire (first one of the year) a few days ago, and this is awfully early to be having grass fires. We’ll be rationing water by April at this rate.

On the up side, it’s nice to have perfect weather for this, the first day of Visitor Season. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

* This is a “tulip magnolia," because it looks like someone wired tulips onto a magnolia. I guess it was 4:50 on a Friday at the Office of Tree Naming when they came up with that one. I took this picture on the way back from lunch. Life's tough.


  1. Carl said...

    Omigod it's gorgeous out. We went to St. John's and sat outside for lunch. Hot damn!  

  2. alce said...

    Even in a normal year, the plum trees are in bloom by Valentine's Day. Late January is normal for tulip trees; we're a week or so early.

    The water, yes, will be a problem. Especially if the Delta pumps are shut off again.  


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