Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Driving home to Canada was like a reverse trip through the season. We left Fla. on Sunday Apr.26 wherevit had been a sunny hot & sultry 90°f , punctuated w/thunder storms. We left roses and day lilies blooming.As we travelled through the heat in Georgia, the magnolia tress were in full glory. The Carolina's on Mon., it had cooled cooled a bit. In Virginia, the dogwoods were blooming. In W. Virginia, the purple buds were everywhere on the mountain slopes( l thought these whispy small trees were wild plums, but a park attendant explained they were wild, not a fruit, and would not transplant). By MarylandTues., we noticed less and less leaves on the trees, but tulips were starting to bloom. In Penn. , the leaves were scarce, but a lot of red bud casings adorned the tree tops on Wed.Then , on Thur. ,as we drove through New York, the forsythia was in bloom, and a few daffodils.
We arrived home on Thurs, afternoon, perfect 17°c ( 68 f) and sunny. The buds are not out on our trees yet. There are a few daffodil leaves breaking ground. The snowdrops had just finished ( one or two left), and my forsythia is blooming for tevfirst time since l planted it 3 yr. ago!