Early Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey. April Snow.
Not an April fools joke. When I woke before sunrise this morning there were a dozen deer in the backyard, and light rain. By the time that the sun came up, hidden by the clouds, it started to snow. At first it melted, but then started to remain on the ground. Remember those daffodils from yesterday. Well they are now covered with snow…
Some of my first daffodils to bloom this spring. These are ones that I planted three years ago. They are not as early blooming as the ones across the street. I hope that the prediction for snow tomorrow is an April fools joke.
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Early Spring in New Jersey. Backyard Maple Syrup Production.
We thought the maple trees had stopped producing sap, but the several Nor’easter storms and the resultant late winter & early spring snow got the sap flowing again. So one final batch of sap needed to be cooked down.
I woke up in time to catch some fleeting brightly colored clouds to the east. There was still some snow on the ground. By noon most of the snow was mostly gone (spring flowers). Then by evening, the snow was all gone (young deer).
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