Mahonia Aquifolium "Oregon Grape" in full bloom
Today we enjoyed our first 80 degree day of the year. It hit just 80 degrees but felt so very warm. The air is full of tree pollen and the plants are bursting with growth. Due to the abnormally warm weather, many plants are wrapping up their whole bloom cycle in less than a week which is a shame. We wait a year to enjoy the beauty of so many things and to have them appear and then disappear so quickly is such a disappointment. Last year we didn't see our first 80 degree day until May 9th, so I don't know what that means for this year; even more heat and drought or just an abnormally warm week. I am certainly hoping for the later.