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!

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Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on May 1, 2015 at 9:14pm
lisa - even tho New Jersey waaaaayyyy north of you down in Florida, but by july the humidity of 100%, temps of 99F ...i could not breath. loved the area & people. beautiful. but i could not endure the heat & humidity!
Comment by carla j walton on May 1, 2015 at 8:20pm

that is cool!  how great is that? soon it will be so hot here you can't draw a breath. but we have gotten lucky so far and had a beautiful spring.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 1, 2015 at 7:44pm

Yes, Beth, you're right. l get 2 springs...and l feel blessed.

Comment by Chef Lisa on May 1, 2015 at 6:10pm

It has been perfect 83 yesterday and today no humidity and nice just like it is suppose to be at this time. The heat/humidity starts around June and goes till Oct.

Comment by Chef Lisa on May 1, 2015 at 6:08pm

Rouge said it perfect! Beth she left here more like August summer to early spring

Comment by Vickie Smith on May 1, 2015 at 5:16pm

Nice to hear you are home safely.  How fun to see the forsythia blooming for the first time.  

Comment by Beth A. North on May 1, 2015 at 2:15pm

You get to live spring twice now right? LOL

Glad you made it home safe and sound. 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on May 1, 2015 at 1:00pm
wow! what a wonderful word journey you have provided us here!! sounds like a wonderful teip home. and nice to see you have no lake there in front like last year!

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