It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Looking back to last year…

which was a very mild winter in Illinois.  At this time in March last year the temps were running in the 70s and 80s and the tulip trees were in bloom.  The pictures below I  took 2 doors down from me on March 17th last year.

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If you click on the pictures they will be larger.

Nothing like that here this morning except for a thin layer of new snow on the ground.  I did notice that my neighbor across the street cut the tree in the last picture down last year.

Have a great Wednesday.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

 

32 comments:

  1. I think we were in the 60's at this time last year. Not even close this year. Pretty shots.

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  2. Yuppers--we got that pesky layer here too. Those aren't tulip trees, are they ? One looks distinctly like a magnolia...one almost looks like a flowering crab apple. We have a tulip poplar in our front yard, and it gets big yellow and orange-ish flowers...

    Hope you're feeling good today...thinking of you.

    xoxoxox

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  3. These are magnolia trees Annie although in this area they have always been referred to as tulip trees. I have seen the tulip trees with the blossoms you are referring too. gorgeous!

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  4. Oh what a shame they cut it down when pruning and simple bracing would have sufficed.

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  5. We will hope that with this colder, snowier winter that we won't have the horrible mid-western drought of last summer. Enjoy your Wednesday!

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  6. We have daffodils/jonquils in bloom. My forsythia has buds as well as some roses have leaves already. I pruned roses this week, a tad late so hope they do OK. Husband and friend put out mulch yesterday until we ran out. We bought a kind that has weed deterent in it good for 6 months. Hope is is true.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. I, for one, am very glad this year has been colder than last year here! My husband is anxious for the ground to dry adequately for planting the vegetables, though. I'm not really sure when that will happen. Enjoy your Wednesday, Beth. Stay safe and warm! xo Nellie

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  8. I loved these trees I remember them from your last posts..very pretty. I was sorry to hear the tree was cut down though :(
    Enjoy your day
    Hugs Sheila

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  9. pretty amazing! glad you had a more 'normal' winter - maybe the drought will be subdued by it.

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  10. I'm always sad when someone cuts down a tree and it's not really necessary.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. I will be so glad when winter is over this year, Beth. It has been a long, weird winter...nothing at all like last year- xo Diana

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  12. what a difference in the seasons!! these are beautiful!!

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  13. I always look to Easter as the real beginning of Spring. I look forward to trees and flowers blooming. We are getting there.

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  14. Those are pretty pictures. Our winter was relatively mild, but plants are not out as early as usual. I do have one pretty red Camelia on a bush full of buds, so hopefully something is beginning to suggest Springtime. BGB

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  15. Hi Beth,

    It is so so cold here, with snow flurries, some on radio were saying it is too cold to snow.

    Take Care - Hugs Nita.

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  16. I live in Illinois as well. I was just looking at my pics from last year when our flowering trees were in full bloom! Boy did we get spoiled last spring!

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  17. Our different time the seasons sometime we feel hot weather in here and no rains.
    Some time I feel like to you same thing that make more easy for me....
    Stay safe Beth!
    Michiko

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  18. Oh I am secretly glad it is not like last year because we paid for early spring with the drought. Love the tree photos though they are beautiful Hug B

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  19. Such a pretty trees! I really enjoyed the second photo. :)

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  20. We have that going on here - you will be next! sandie

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  21. We're beginning to see a little spring around here. Hopefully it will be arriving at your home soon!

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  22. I totally agree..it was a lot warmer last year. By St. Patricks day kids were in shorts and riding bikes etc.. I loved it.. course later in summer I didn't..it got too hot too quick.
    Hope the bad white stuff is gone for good.. I can dream..
    Take care Sis.. XOXO

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  23. Beautiful Magnolia Tree, hope you see those blooms soon, and it warms up for you.

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  24. It's pretty cold here at the moment with a few snow showers in the forcast. The magnolia tree in my front yard is nowhere near the one in the picture. I can't remember what it was like last year at this time. I actually don't remember much of yesterday either.

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  25. I hope this means your SUMMER will be mild this year...with lots of earth quenching rains...not storms...just mild summer showers that relieve the heat and make you say, "hey! I always heard when it rains and sunshines at the same time, the devil is beating his wife!" That kind of summer...the kind where the smell of rain brings wonderful memories of childhood...it does for me.

    Lovely pictures of the trees....I must have missed them last year....why would ANYONE cut a tree like that down??? They must have had temporary insanity!

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  26. I did this a few days ago...looked back to the same time in the calendar year. Spring is capricious that's all I'll say. This isn't the "best" year for early spring, but it isn't the worst either so I'll try to remember that and not complain too much, though most of us are all getting weary of a lingering winter.

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  27. It has been a mild winter here this year but lot's of rain. I did notice my pear tree in the front year is starting to bloom.

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  28. Yep, those tulip trees are one of the first signs of spring. Ours here bloomed a couple weeks ago. There are still a few straggly blossoms but they are now beginning to leaf out. Hope your weather is finally getting -- well, less snowy!

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  29. Gosh those are pretty blooms! We had it warm up quite a bit today but nothing is blooming yet...I hear a cool down for the weekend...ugh.

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  30. such beautiful photos, imagine, what a difference, I prefer last winter!!!! Stay warm my friend, we will both wait for spring, its coming, it has to be!

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