Wednesday, March 21, 2018
SPRING is here!
Needless to say, I remember once in a while.
The photo above was taken last year while I was in Houston. I have never seen this flower before or since. IF anyone knows what it is called and what kind of climate it needs to grow, please let me know.
It looks to me like those little flowers that bloom in bogs in the South, but I was not in or near a swamp or bog when I saw these.
EVERYTHING in the last week has started to bloom all over San Miguel. A plethora of colors from fuscia to lavender to yellow and every shade in between.
The hummingbirds are zooming around. The monarchs are flying through heading north, but, first, stopping to refresh on both the nectar from the jacaranda trees and everything else that has nectar.
They will have a long journey over much desolate land as they head North. Water will not be plentiful either so I always have birdbaths full as well as other water sources for them.
From the TV it appears that the North and especially the Northeast are getting hammered with snow.
What a mess. Then it appears the West Coast is getting hammered with rain. Another mess.
Not gloating, but we have the most consistent weather of any place that I have ever lived. From now, until mid-May, it will be in the low to mid 80's during the day with sunshine and then in the high 50's to 60's at night. Absolutely perfect. Then there will be about four weeks of temps in the 90's, but still low, low humidity. That will end when the rains come in mid-June. The temps then drop back into the high 70's or low 80's during the day. It remains that way through the rainy season or til October. Blissful weather, spoken like a Texas girl who remembers humidity and heat very well.
The snowbirds will leave the first of April and the sweatbirds won't come to town til July and the first part of August. The town will be muy tranquila.
And, so it goes.............