posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 02:09 PM
It's weird how people remember weather. It's kind of like the old story "when I was a kid, I had to walk 5 miles uphill through snowdrifts in bare
feet just to get to school." Every spring is different. Last year it was cold late enough that not just my cherry tree, but many, many apple
orchards in the area had next to nothing. A few years before that, it was cold enough after my cherries had bloomed I spent the evening stoking a
smoky fire to keep the frost away. And several years ago, on a late May Saturday morning, prime garage-sale time of the year....and we sold all our
winter coats because it was "chilly" enough to have an isolated snow shower.
Weather happens, but it's a chaotic and dynamic system of events that means it is very hard to forecast and very hard to classify what is "normal".
I consider all the weather above normal. I live in NE Indiana, where weather changes both drastically and frequently.
And so far, we have had day's in the 80's, then back below freezing, rain enough to flood some rivers, yet talk of a drought has started. We have
tulips and some trees in bloom, hardly any leaves, worms, weeds, birds nesting....all the normal things of Spring, happening when they normally do.