Saturday, March 7, 2009

An Early Saturday Morning

This morning I had to pick up some research material at the historical society's headquarters. From looking at the quiet grounds of historic Bonds House and the George Poteet History Center, it's hard to believe just last Sunday we had four inches of snow on the ground. Yesterday the temperature reached nearly 80 degrees and the same is forecast for today. Trees and shrubs have started blooming and grass is now turning green.


Anonymous said...

I'd say spring "done sprung" in Itawamba County, a couple of weeks early! I can't believe those Bradford Pear trees survived that recent snowfall to put on such a show looking like balls of cotton candy. . . The top 2/3 of our Bradford is completely leafed out, and the remaing flowers will have disappeared in another day or two. Here in the Tarrant County, TX area, these trees are so susceptible to splitting in our high winds - we lost over 1/3 of our tree top when wind split it last fall just before the frost that turned the tree into a copper ball. bettye

Bob Franks said...

Bettye, although the Bradford Pear is a pretty tree, I don't particularly care for it as it is bad to blow over, being so top heavy. I've seen plenty of them flattened after a thunderstorm. But they sure are pretty during spring, and are a fast grower.