Monday, March 12, 2007

The Groundhog was right...

Spring seems to be here. Someone told me that you can tell that the last frost has come by observing the Pecan trees. They only start to push out new leaves after the last frost. Well, my pecan tree is still domant, but eveything else is starting to go crazy!

Below: A bird nest in the back yard, Bradford Pear blossoms, some kind of flower on the Big Tooth Maple, and flowers on the Mexican Plum.


Blogger Susan said...

I've heard that about the pecans as well and in my part of town (just south of the river) the pecans are still completely bare.

March 12, 2007 12:05 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

That must be basic folk-wisdom in Austin, because I've heard it, too... and my pecans are still standing there with arms folded, saying, maybe tomorrow...

The plum looks so pretty!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

March 12, 2007 1:48 PM  
Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens (Austin) said...

My six cedar elms leafed out last week and my two red oaks have a fringe of leaf buds. But my two pecans are still bare.

Hmmm. Ten trees over 30 feet wonder my yard is shady.

Was your Mexican plum as smelly-delicious as you remembered?

March 12, 2007 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Pam/Digging said...

The heavy rain last night knocked off the fading flowers on my Mexican plum. It looks all bare again, though here and there along the branches are hints of green leaves.

No pecans in my yard. I'll have to check out the neighbor's.

March 12, 2007 7:25 PM  

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