I’ll leave it to others to debate fluke mild winter vs. global warming. I’ll just point out that I spotted five daffodils blooming in our yard on Thursday, and two days later the number has quadrupled. I shouldn’t be surprised — we had them peeking up through the ground at Christmas, and temperatures hit 70 again this week.
Here’s what the blog tells me about when we first saw daffodils in other years:
2010 — March 19
2012 — March 2
2013 — March 21
2014 — April 1
Obviously my record-keeping is a bit(!) inconsistent.
Here are three of the blooms spotted this March 10: