Crocuses Blooming Already

Someone that used to live nearby planted lots of flowers in an empty lot a few years ago. I think he may have moved away since I didn’t see him taking care of the flowers at all last year where in the past he was always out there. The bulbs keep coming up and it’s a nice thing to see the flowers each year.

Driving past their yesterday we noticed the flowers so I had to go check them out today. I’m used to them blooming first in the spring but I can’t seem to remember really ever seeing them in early February like this year.

We really haven’t had any sustained cold this winter yet though. Sure there’s been some cool weeks but I can’t even think of a day it didn’t get above freezing like we usually have. If we have had those days it’s been close. I don’t think we’ve even gotten close to the single digits for lows. There have been quite a few warm rainy days this winter.

Yesterday we had what seemed like a summer thunderstorm move through. There was no lightning or thunder but it did get very windy with blinding heavy downpours. That was one of the deepest storm systems we’ve had in our part of the world since last winter. It was just too far north and west to give us snow.

Crocuses blooming in early February