Saturday, April 14, 2007

April flowers: What a difference a year makes 

Anybody who lives in the Northeast knows that it has been the coldest April in ages. Here in New Jersey we had the warmest January on record, but February, March and now April have been so cold that we are far below average year-to-date. There are many consequences of this, including that the trees on Witherspoon Street in Princeton are blooming much later. I took this picture this morning:

Compare it to this picture, which I took on April 6, 2006:


By Blogger SR, at Sat Apr 14, 12:13:00 PM:

Which one demonstrates the effect of "climate change?"  

By Blogger Purple Avenger, at Sat Apr 14, 12:23:00 PM:

The Gore Effect™ strikes again. Whip global warming to a fever pitch and this is what you're gonna get. Every time.  

By Blogger Sissy Willis, at Sat Apr 14, 06:12:00 PM:

Mother Nature always has the last word. As I blogged re your own Callery Pear display last year, "No two years are the same when it comes to leafing and flowering out":

To everything there is a season  

By Blogger Georg, at Sat Apr 14, 06:50:00 PM:

Yep, we had Easter Tulipsickles :(  

By Anonymous Bird of Paridise, at Sun Apr 15, 12:28:00 AM:

As the classssic TV ads went ITS NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE and AL GORE and the green wussietards are in the middle of a big thunderstorm and the lightning wrecks their wind turbines  

By Blogger La Cot, at Sun Apr 15, 06:28:00 PM:

Thanks for posting these, TH: I've always loved the blossom-bedecked P'ton springs. Dorm sweet dorm...  

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