Trees are Blooming and Spring Has Begun
The First Signs of Spring
The Redbud trees are in bloom. All across the Austin area, beautiful shades of white, purple and pink Redbud trees populate the area foliage. Parkways, motels and local office buildings plant redbud and other artificial fruit trees for their appealing color, both in the Spring and the Fall. As these new blooms mature, the rich colors stand out against the still dull colors of winter.
Trees Beginning To BloomClick thumbnail to view full-size
A few blades of green grass are peaking out of the brown dead straw from the cold winter. The clover weeds are prolific due to the drought and appear bright green on the lawn. Some local trees are awakening with light green leaves, their new growth. My front bushes are showing that same lime green color where new growth is manifesting.
This is a wonderful time of year to watch the daily changes of nature. A cold front is in our forecast with little or no expected effect on local temperatures. This front will increase our possibility for rain which is desperately needed. This past week, we witnessed a grass fire on the MoPac median during rush hour. Winds are blowing from the South and have created a tenderbox in the area with the dry conditions.
Warmer Weather On The Way
With the warmer temperatures, it may be time to bring out the Spring clothing. Our highs will be in the seventies this week. What great weather for Spring Break. The time change this weekend will allow more daylight in the evenings for outdoor activities. I plan on catching a few rays as time allows. It's time to think about planting a few flowers on the back porch. How about you? What will you do this next week to enjoy the Season change?