sad spring in Santa Fe: few flowers
Despite the beautiful, mild (albeit bone dry) weather we have been having here in Santa Fe for the past month, this spring is a sad one for me botanically speaking...
I'm referring to the absence of apricot trees in flower. This time of year I love nothing more than the sight of big old apricot trees in full bloom all over town. I'm still hoping to find some pockets of trees whose buds somehow escaped the killing record cold... maybe in Espanola, Chimayo?
In the southern part of town the only reminder that it's apricot blossom season is a rare lonely flower here and there on some protected courtyard tree, plus the usual blooming ornamentals that share the season (which are all rather blah in my book). I guess I'll just have to wait a week or two for my next favorite of flowering trees here: the redbud.
Anyone else notice any changes like this brought on by that cold spell in Feb? Has everythying bloomed as usual in Albuquerque (which of course did not get quite as cold as here)?