It’s no secret that we’ve had an unusually easy winter, with warm temperatures and a lot less precipitation than normal, and it certainly seems like trees and plants are blooming earlier this year. Since we’re now well into our third year of the neighborhood news biz, we can go back to our photo library and see if that feeling is accurate.
Here’s a photo looking east from Leschi, taken on the 9th of April, 2009:
And here’s a photo from the same spot, taken on the 14th of March, 2010, showing even greener trees, and much less snow in the cascades:
Based on that, I’d say spring is hitting about 3 1/2 weeks earlier than last year. But I’m certainly not complaining.