I really hate to complain about the weather, but COME ON. I think we can all agree that this "spring" has been a bit of a let down. I suppose that once it finally warms up and stays warm I'll be all that much more appreciative. That's the silver lining I keep telling myself.
In the mean time, the flowers and trees are doing their best to make a go of it. The daffodils have been threatening to open for days, but they're still not quite ready.
And what a difference a year makes, eh? Here's that same area on March 23, 2012.
Granted, last year was an anomaly in the opposite extreme - ridiculously warm very early then a destructive freeze. I'll take a slow going spring over that any day.
Just look at the comparisons from this year to last (4/14/13 vs 3/23/12).
We have quite a bit of clean up to do as well.
It'll be beautiful once again... eventually!
(like this - from 5/20/11)