Sunday, November 20, 2011
Imagine my surprise on seeing the forsythia in bloom out in the garden. After all, it's November and the only blooms I except to see are the blisters blooming on my hands from Fall clean-up.
Thanks to the October snow, this foolish forsythia was tricked into thinking that it is Spring so it bloomed. It's tiny yellow flowers started popping open on the bare branches. Not a full bloom - there are plenty of buds that are still closed up tight. But enough to make a definite splash of yellow.
On the one hand this was a nice surprise because these are cheery little blossoms that put a smile on my face. On the other hand, it's a bummer knowing that the blooms are now spent so we won't have flowers there in April.
What? Not Spring? Oh.