Tuesday, March 27, 2012

all good things must come to (an abrupt) end....

the weather has taken a bit of a nosedive.  granted, it is still waaaaayyyyy better than it was at this time last year but we all got really spoiled this past two weeks.  in fact, 
don had to cut the grass on sunday.  

i don't think he has ever cut the grass before may or june in years past.  it was the last really warm day and it topped out in the high 60's or low 70's.
the kids played and 
 the forsythia is in full bloom.
everywhere i look, there is a glow of green.
but, alas, it never lasts.  this is michigan, where the state motto is "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour and it will change".  
and change it did....
last night the temperatures got down to 25 degrees.  
our neighbors, curt and laura have two apple trees and two peach trees which had already flowered.  they were worried about the freeze, so curt googled what to do and found out that if you put christmas lights on the trees around the blossoms, the heat from the bulbs will keep them warm enough to not freeze.   
 he covered the trees with bedsheets

 and tarps for good measure......
the tarps looked a little scary....

but the trains and trucks sheet added a bit of a hillbilly flavor.....
they had the purtiest yard in the whole trailer park.....   :)
but it worked, the blossoms didn't freeze and i am looking forward to some juicy peaches and crunchy honeycrisp apples in the fall.  
hopefully.  unless it snows. 
this is michigan, after all!


Rachel said...

I love the sheeted trees! The patterns are so fun - I never would have figured that the "decoration" was actually for a real reason other than FUN! :)

Musings Of A Gem said...

The trees look so pretty with the lights and sheets!

Hope you get lots of fruit from them : )


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

haha! love the hillbilly best! But I know it is scary~today in Boston I saw tons of dead magnolia blossoms on a tree on Commonwealth AVe. THat street is lined with the prettiest flowering trees and they got zapped.

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