Is it just me (or just here) but don’t the leaves on the trees already have that deep green shade of midsummer to them? Early spring leaves are a bright, almost a neon green. Midsummer leaves are a deep emerald, and by September, the leaves are taking on a duller, brownish green. By late September, the leaves look more than a little rough around the edges.
So here it is late May, and the leaves already have that July shade of green to them. So what’s that going to mean? That August brings the brownish green? And if so, what does that mean for September? I probably won’t know the answer to that one until September, but it does make me wonder.
This morning the mountain was so foggy that even at 7:30 a.m. my camera wanted to use the flash on everything. The fog improved later in the morning, but the day is still a “soupy” one. The upcoming weekend promises to bring the first almost-heat wave of the season. In this area a heat wave is officially three days in a row where the temperature is 90 degrees or above. We won’t get that, fortunately. But the temperature will be at 90 for at least one day and near 90 for at least two more days. Close enough, and more than hot enough for May. I’m just not ready for that. Of course, being a winter person, I’m pretty much never ready for the heat of summer, especially when it looks as though it will last for four months.