Monday, November 28, 2016

Seasonal Disorder

Guess when this photo was taken?

You'd think it was around the same time of year as this one:

But the first one was taken in November, whereas the second one was taken in April.

Obviously our warm autumn confused this plant and it "thought" it was spring and time to flower. Of course, now it's below freezing all day and those flowers aren't going to go much further.

On the positive side, I assume that missing flowering next spring won't kill the plant, whereas if its leaves had started to come out, it would have been a more serious problem since it might not have survived a summer without leaves.

Luckily most trees and bushes don't seem to have been "fooled". I'm not sure what was different with this one.

As the climate continues to change we will no doubt see more effects like this.

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