…Most Unusual

My post today is in response to the Daily Blog’s weekly photo challenge, with the word of the week being “Unusual“.  The included two pictures are my interpretation of this week’s challenge theme.

Daffodils blooming before Memorial weekend...imagine that!

Almost eighty degrees? In March?!?

So…what do a thermometer and daffodils have to do with the word “unusual”?  While many parts of the country might not find it unusual to celebrate the beginning of spring and the onset of warmer temperatures in mid-March, I do.  Typically, Chicagoland weather has a tendency to not follow this trend.  We usually see regular snowfall – and freezing temperatures – through the month of April (and sometimes even into May), and the daffodils in front of my mother’s house never actually bloom until Memorial weekend.  Not so this year, it seems.

With such unusual weather patterns on the rise, I find myself lurking every chance I get on the Weather Channel’s website – checking the forecast every day to see if this warm front is actually here to stay.  I really should have expected this, though.  After all, our ever-reliable Illinois groundhog did not see his shadow this year.  Therefore: spring must be here to stay!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. siggiofmaine
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 20:27:48

    Thank you for sharing your photos…
    Spring for sure is here to stay…on the coast of Maine,
    we really never had a winter much to speak of.


  2. frizztext
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 05:10:07


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