Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Weather or not...

Though I don't mind not sailing into the 90's like we do some years, these last few days of 20's is really wreaking havoc. Farmers are adding up the losses to their crops, some at over 50%. After two days of covering the tulips, we cut them and brought them in. The tulip tree I have written about before seems to have really borne the brunt of this.

It had leafed out starting about the same time the flowers bloomed, and it's leaves were about half grown when the first freeze came. After the second night they wilted; after the 3rd night they've turned brownish and I'm finding some on the ground. If it wasn't pouring I'd slip out and take a photo...I don't know whether it will recover or not.

I know my fate is not tied to it, but after 51 years I'd hate to lose it! Something about my grandfather bringing it and he and my Dad planting it the spring after my arrival makes it very sentimental to me.

Easter went well; when I upload memory cards I'll see what I can put together of the egg hunt from Sunday.

Hope you all had lovely weekends and that the work week is kind!

alan

12 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

I certainly hope your tulip tree can last! I've been worried about plants and about duckling eggs freezing, too. I know y'all have it harder in the Midwest.

I'm glad you had a good weekend. Did you have to move the egg hunt indoors?

Heidi said...

Alan,
Sorry I haven't been around lately..Hope all is well and we finally get the spring weather we deserve. It won't be this week though. ugh.

Dr. Deb said...

Snowed this weekend and now it's in the 50's. Global warming is a real thing!

Von Krankipantzen said...

I hope your tree is just shocked and not deceased. I love those trees and this one is obviously close to your heart.

Hill said...

I understand completely about wanting to protect a plant or tree that has been in the family for years. This weather has been some crazy stuff. We had SNOW here in the Hill Country of Texas on Easter weekend. Simply UNHEARD of. Today, back up in the 80's. Enjoying it thoroughly. DREADING August when the temp hits 108. Ack!

Hawaiianmark said...

I somehow know that tree will survive. Pretty strong like the caregiver!

Aloha!

b o o said...

hope you can take some nice pics of the tulip tree and definitely looking forward to your eggie pics :)

ConnieJane said...

Nothing says spring like snow for Easter.
Been there....hate it.

ConnieJane said...

Nothing says spring like snow for Easter.
Been there....hate it.

Jon-Marc said...

I hope the tulip tree makes it as well.

Can't wait to see the egg hunt photos.

Green tea said...

The weather here has been crappy too.
But for me probably good since I have had to play nursie to a sick hubba..
We are suppose to get into 50's this coming week..that will feel so good.
Hope your flowers bloom soon..

Barbara said...

Here on the north shore of Lake Erie, the fruit farmers have been hit hard. We've lost our entire apricot crop and the peaches are expected to be affected as well.