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Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring trees

It's been such an unusual Spring here in West Michigan. We had a very warm March, causing many things to start growing early; then April was very cold. We had many freezes which has really caused trouble for the fruit farmers.
May has been very wet, and for the most part, it's been cool.
All this unusual weather has mixed up the plants and trees. I've been noticing what a variety of growth I see on leaves. Some trees are are full of leaves, while others are barely opening.
We see this in our front yard. We have 7 oak trees, which usually are fairly similar in growth. Here's a few pictures of the variety in our yard.

#1: just starting to open



#2: much more open than the first tree




#3: Fully open

Unusual, isn't it? Such a variety within one yard!

13 comments:

ancient one said...

That is unusual. So far everything around here is still going full steam ahead. I hope the tomatoes do good!

Brenda said...

That is strange for the same type of tree. But thank God it's green!!!

Beth said...

I've noticed a similar pattern here. It's a "Hmmmm" moment.

Nancy said...

The same thing is happening here....The weather certainly has been crazy this past year.....Hopefully, we will have good summer weather.....

Your granddaughter is so precious and beautiful....I know you are loving every moment you have with her...

Have a good day..

Sharon said...

We are having the same kind of strange weather here also.
Most of our trees are now in full bloom but I have notice several are still working on it.
Hugs

Brooke said...

our trees (all nut trees) are similar. i thought that meant that some of them - the slower ones - are in the process of dying.

Pat said...

I've noticed the same thing on my side of the state. Very strange indeed!

Connie said...

Strange weather pattern but I'm so glad we have not had the bad weather so many people are having.

Anita said...

Very unusual. And I don't even have a green thumb to know what I'm talking about. :)

Musicaljean said...

You described our spring weather to a T. Even I am mixed up, hahaha!

Kim said...

How odd! I wonder what made them bud at different rates?

kari said...

that's some crazy and strange weather you're experiencing.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Girl, here it's like the tropics. Simply everything is full-blown. But that's nice because there's no more pollen coating everything! Today it's steadily raining which is so welcome. You're going to have a beautiful summer.