Last weekend we had near-record high temperatures. The temperature Friday was over 80°, which is more like the highs in July rather than April. Monday and Tuesday we had the heat on and a fire in the fireplace.
Such is Dogwood Winter. Dogwood Winter is a cold spell following warm weather that occurs as the dogwood trees are blooming. Our dogwood tree is in fact blooming as you can see from the photo above. We can only hope that Dogwood Winter is nice and short.
The blossoms of the dogwood tree are in fact very beautiful. It’s a shame that the name of this pretty tree got associated with a stretch of cold weather.