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Climate change?

Having had a wander round with my camera this weekend looking at the flowers in bloom, I’ve realised that I’m in a relatively unique position to make a comparison about life, the universe and everything. It’s taken me a while to catch on but I’m seeing bluebells out, not just one or two but the whole blue carpet we’re used to in the UK around the first week in May.

(Chris has some great photos on her blog  ukcitycrafter )

They’ve been out 2 weeks already. So, the UK had rain, rain, rain this not really winter and NYC has had snow, snow, snow even last week, it’s not surprising the blooms have stayed tightly shut. Daffodils are out and a few tulips, forsythia is yellow, no spring green leaves in sight.


(yellow forsythia, no tulips yet but I did find these)

NYC April

NYC looks like March. I took this pic of Daffodils in the UK on 1st April.


So do two weeks ahead and two weeks behind make five? It’s a little worrying in an overall state of the universe sort of way but I’m sure the flowers will catch up soon and we’ll forget how big an issue this really is.


9 comments on “Climate change?

  1. treadlemusic
    April 28, 2014

    Beautiful photos!!! Still waiting on the Spring blooms, here. Tulips and daffodils up but in need of warmth for longer than 1 day in a row!!!! LOL!!!!! 43F and rainy/blustery at the moment and to continue this whole week!!! Ugh! No severe weather here, though. Hugs……………………….

    • mandymunroe
      April 28, 2014

      Up but not out I assume, they’ll probably all be out together! That’s not warm yet, glad you’re not getting the really bad weather this week.

      • treadlemusic
        April 28, 2014

        Yup, we’re on the northern side of the weather front. But we are getting the rains!!!! Flood watches for the Mississippi at LaCrosse just posted……ugh!!!!! It’ll be a while before we can set our camper in that area!!!! ;-(

  2. lucyannluna
    April 28, 2014

    Nice photos, my spring bulbs have almost finished, I have lilac & ceanothus just starting along with some early roses, here in north east kent in the uk.

    • mandymunroe
      April 28, 2014

      Lovely!I had some odd blooms of ceanothus all winter in Kent, very strange.

  3. Stephanie
    April 28, 2014

    We have had beautiful carpets of bluebells for a week.

    • mandymunroe
      April 29, 2014

      I saw Malcolms pics, lovely! Is it just the South East that has these magnificent bluebell woodlands?

  4. ukcitycrafter
    April 29, 2014

    My lily of the valley are blooming now – at least 2 weeks early!

    • mandymunroe
      April 29, 2014

      Lovely! – otherwise known as the May lily, in plenty of time for May Day celebrations! I’ve never had any luck growing it sadly.

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