Crazy Arkansas Weather
Not that I'm complaining, really I'm not (we're just thrilled not to be freezing anymore!), but this spring the weather has been so crazy here. Arkansas is well known for it's drastic changes in weather, hence the saying "if you don't like it, wait three days, it'll change". On Easter, we hit 92 degrees. We hadn't seen any rain in awhile, so it was "water the yard" time. Today, just two weeks later, it's only 48 out with a high of 57 and raining off and on. Now that's more like spring! Small wonder everyone stays sick though. Somehow, the plants seem to cope just fine. It certainly didn't hurt their blooming out. In our neighborhood there are a lot of dogwoods, redbuds, and other flowering bushes. So while Easter may have felt like mid-summer, it at least looked like the splendor of spring.
I almost waited too long to photograph the dogwoods, some of the flowers were already falling. The house has two small dogwoods on either side of the front walk, and one large dogwood on the property line. There are several redbuds, a giant one in the back, and one that's even larger on the side as well as some smaller ones in the front. The photos on the bottom row were taken on the street over from our house. The picture on the left was taken too early in the morning to tell, but the whole street is lined with pink and white dogwoods.