Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Jumping the Gun
This photo is not meant to be a harbinger of Spring. It was taken at 1:00 PM on Sunday, December 31, 2006 on Mt. Royal Blvd., across from the Art Institute. I apologize for the poor quality - it was taken with my cell phone.
This crab apple tree clearly thinks that the dearth of seasonable temperatures means that spring is just around the corner. Sadly, these buds will freeze, and the tree will not produce fruit this summer as a result. Many other plants and trees will suffer similar fates this year.
Is this just a blip in the Almanac, or a sure sign that Global Warming is here to stay?
All I know is that I have never seen this happen before, and that worries me.