Spring Sprang Sprung

The winter that was not, and the spring that is:

The ornamental crabapple tree, blooming a month early.

Johnny Pop-Up!

Grape Hyacinth

March was the driest month in 140 years of record keeping — as in, the first March ever with no measurable precipitation.  We try really, really hard not to use the air conditioning; the rule is, the guinea pig has to look hot (usually around 82°) before the AC goes on.  This year, I just know it is going to be a nasty summer: the air conditioning guys came last week and serviced our unit.  Sigh.