“A Teasing Mother Nature”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
How do you picture Mother Nature? Right now, I am picturing her as a teaser. The last few days have been much more what we are used to for mid-February. Sunny skies, highs in the mid 60’s. It seems like spring is here. I even saw a lizard in the garden yesterday, sunning himself on the hose reel.
We are seeing more and more signs that spring is coming soon. The peach tree’s buds are showing color.
The neighbor’s Japanese magnolia’s buds are also showing color.
The sweet olive bushes (Osmanthus fragrans) have started blooming – a sure sign winter is coming to a close. I didn’t notice the small flowers at first, the fragrance caught my attention before the flowers did.
So, why is Mother Nature a tease? While the temperatures reached 71 degrees today, colder weather will be here shortly bringing a stop to all these “spring-time signs”. How disappointing we will have to wait a bit longer for spring to finally arrive.