Our weather continues to be unseasonably warm and we have caught up and surpassed the average spring wildflower schedule. The tree leaves are emerging and that usually occurs the first week of May around here. Last week I saw no wildflowers other than the Skunk Cabbage and a few patches of Coltsfoot. The leaves of the Trout Lilies were just poking out of the ground. By Tuesday this week the wildflowers were not opening in polite succession, but were rushing to get their share of light before the woodland canopy closed over. I took the pictures in one area of a local bush on April 22.
My garden is also starting to bloom with plenty of yellow from the daffodils and forsythia. Grandma gave us a forsythia for our first garden and she always loved their early blooms. Our wedding anniversary is tomorrow. Grandma and Mom hoped the forsythia would bloom for our wedding day, but they delayed until early May that year due to cooler weather.
Happy Anniversary to us... April 26, 1975... thirty-three years and counting!